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2014 National In-Service Conference

Oct 26, 2014 – Oct 29, 2014

This October, we are heading back to Music City for our 2nd Annual NAfME National In-Service Conference. If you joined us last year, you know that this was a fun…

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10 Reasons To Hire Band Students (we think this applies to ALL music students!)

    Band students make better employees and employers find the payback for working around rehearsal and performance schedules is a win-win for the business too.   By the time they are old enough to get a job, band students have learned the value of hard work. They have spent hours in the heat learning new skills under the watchful eyes of seniors, section leaders, staff and directors. They have been corrected, challenged — and have learned to pay the price. They have seen the benefits of dedication and are willing to commit…

Learning Strategies for Musical Success: The Glorious World of Choir

  I don’t sing because I’m happy. I’m happy because I sing. -  William James   Those of us in the choral world have witnessed first-hand the glorious and wide-ranging benefits of group singing. But not everyone ‘gets it’. If you are required to justify why choir is deserving of a place in the timetable, the few notes here may assist your case. There is so much good that comes from group singing it is difficult to choose where to start the lobby. But we can find a beginning in this…

Math and Music: An Inseparable Learning Duo

Math learning has never had a reputation for being glamorous. Next to subjects like reading, history and even science, math can come off as dry and less interesting. As a former public school teacher, I’ve always believed that the disinterest that American students have when it comes to math subjects stems from the fact that it doesn’t entertain them the same way other subjects do. There is no “face” to put with math, no glossy photos of historical figures, or cool plants, or exotic animals. Though the applications of math…