2015 National In-Service Conference

2015 National In-Service Conference

October 25-28, 2015

It's our last year in Music City and we're out to make it our best yet! Join us, one last time in Naf-ville, for more than 300 innovative professional development sessions, nightly entertainment, extraordinary performances from across the country, a wild time at the Give a Note Extravaganza, and tons of networking and in-depth learning.

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Senate Subcommittee Approves Major Education Cuts

  6/24 Update:  The House Appropriations Committee today approved a labor, health and education spending bill for 2016 by a vote of 30-21. It remains uncertain as to when the bill will come to the House or Senate floor for full approval. Yesterday, the Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee approved the FY2016 Labor, HHS, Education Appropriations bill.  The Subcommittee has released a summary of the bill, indicating the bill would fund the Department of Education at $65.5 billion, a $1.7 billion cut decrease from FY2015.  The bill reduces education funding to $5 billion…


How to Use Appalachian Dulcimers to Teach Music Literacy in Your Classroom

How to Use Appalachian Dulcimers to Teach Music Literacy in Your Classroom   By: Joann Benson   A few years ago I was introduced to the Appalachian Dulcimer through a class I took at Common Ground on the Hill at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. I was only looking for a few grad credits, but what I found there changed what I do with my students forever! A little background: The Appalachian Dulcimer is an easily played lap instrument that has in its simplest form three or four strings. It’s…

Congressional Briefing: Beyond the Bubbles with Music

National Association for Music Education Presents: Beyond the Bubbles with Music:The Benefits of a Broader MindedTM Education Rayburn House Office Building, 2168 (Gold Room) Thursday, June 25, 2015 8:30 – 9:30 AM EDT Refreshments will be served Please RSVP Hosted by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), in coordination with music education’s premier advocacy event, NAfME Hill Day, Beyond the Bubbles with Music: The Benefits of a Broader Minded Education is sponsored by Representative Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) and Representative Gregory Meeks (NY-05). Panelists with a wide variety of experiences…

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