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Published on April 08, 2024
Carlsbad's Museum of Making Music Set for Grand Reopening on April 15, Unveils Enhanced Galleries and Interactive ExhibitsSource: Mellotron, Museum of Making Music.jpg: doryfourderivative work: User:Clusternote, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Music enthusiasts, mark your calendars for April 15, when the Museum of Making Music will reopen after being closed for renovations since February 12. According to a recent Times of San Diego report, the Carlsbad-based museum, affiliated with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), will debut a fresh face, complete with immersive exhibits and new amenities aimed at fostering musical creativity across all ages.

The museum promises separate areas that cater to different age groups, one that touts a selection of electronic instruments for older students and another packed with accessible instruments for the little Mozarts, as per the museum's announcement. Sitting at the NAMM headquarters, the venue has been a hotspot for music buffs since its opening in 2000, and the latest enhancements suggest it'll strike an even louder chord in the community.

"We are excited to reopen our museum doors to our extraordinary community as we welcome back visitors to enjoy renovated galleries, hands-on musical experiences, and incredible products launched at our 2024 NAMM Show," John Mlynczak, NAMM president and CEO, told the Times of San Diego. Vibrant inaugural exhibitions alongside a slew of fresh musical products from heavy hitters like Yamaha and Vox stand ready to greet visitors as they explore the reimagined space.

Before the grand public rendezvous, a private soiree is in order the night before with the works: guided tours, live tunes, notable personalities swarming the venue, the whole event orchestrated by NAMM and the museum, the Times of San Diego notes. The music doesn't stop there, as the concert series stretches its legs well into the summer, billing artists like June Kuramoto and Curtis Taylor to grace the museum’s Center Stage.

None of this would be singing the same tune without a generous grant from the Kenneth T. & Eileen L. Norris Foundation, the financial maestro behind the venue's revitalization efforts.