Ron Manus Receives NAMM’s 2021 Believe in Music Award
February 1, 2021
Alfred Music, the leading publisher in music education since 1922, is proud to announce that Ron Manus was a recipient of NAMM’s annual Believe in Music Award. This prestigious award recognizes the dedication of individuals and businesses that demonstrate a commitment to music and music-making. Joe Lamond, President and CEO of NAMM and Dan Del Fiorentino, Music Historian at NAMM presented the 2021 Awards to the incredible class of recipients which Ron was a part of.
“Ron’s contributions to our family, to our industry, and the Oral History program have been priceless and we could not be more proud to have him in our family, and us in his family—it’s enriched all of our lives. It’s been fantastic to work with him,” said Lamond.
Del Fiorentino added, “Brother Ron has helped us with so many things over the years. His passion is inspiring and I can look back at the Oral History program as just one example of people like Michael Feinstein and John O’Reilly and so many others that were made possible thanks to Ron.”
Both added, “Ron Manus has dedicated his life to music education. He’s been on the (NAMM) Board, advocated in Washington D.C., and so much more. This is his life, this is our life, and we could not be more proud to work with our dear brother on all of this. Ron is a part of the family and we look forward to many many great years ahead.”
“NAMM is such a great organization! It’s hard to imagine where we would all be navigating this crazy year without their help and guidance,” said Manus. “I want to thank Joe, Dan, Eric and the entire NAMM team, who do so much to make this industry a better place.”
Ron goes on to say, “I feel truly lucky to receive an award for doing something that I love in an industry that I love. My grandfather Sam Manus started Alfred Music in 1922, 99 years ago, and I feel so blessed to be able to continue to be a part of the dream he started. I owe so much to my awesome parents Morty and Iris, who turned Alfred into an educational powerhouse, and now with our partnership with MakeMusic, Alfred is once again evolving and writing an exciting new chapter. There is nothing better than helping the world experience the joy of making music.”
To see a replay of Ron’s fun and creative acceptance speech: https://youtu.be/KdI2zm1q1uA