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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2015 Collegiate Advocacy Summit

2015 Collegiate Advocacy Summit

June 24, 2015 – June 26, 2015

Join us for an unforgettable experience at the 2015 NAfME Collegiate Advocacy Summit, June 24-26! Share your passion for music education with the nation's leaders at our annual lobbying day on Capitol Hill. Take part in additional leadership and advocacy training tailored especially for Collegiate members.

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Top 10 Tips for Music Recruitment

by: Sarah Bean Stafford Granite Falls Middle School Band Director in Caldwell County, North Carolina    We’ve all been there. Looking out at a crowd of little, seemingly fresh-out-of-the-womb faces and think, “How am I going to convince these little children to make a lifetime decision to study music?” Recruiting rising sixth graders (or in some cases around NC, seventh graders) is not an easy task, but it is a rewarding and fun experience. I promise. I think we all agree that every child who wants the opportunity to learn…

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Building Your First Successful Pit Orchestra

Determination, strategy, and a variety of resources can help. By: Andrew S. Berman This article originally appeared in the April 2015 edition of Teaching Music Magazine Are you an NAfME member? Subscribe or login to view previous editions of the Teaching Music Magazine     MANY GRADUATES of high school music programs reflect fondly on their time spent in pit orchestras for their school musicals. Music teachers have the opportunity to create these valuable experiences for their students, but directing a pit orchestra can come with its challenges. James Ross…

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 4-8, 2015

This May 4-8 is Teacher Appreciation Week, and May 5 is National Teacher Day. The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is joining in the celebration of our teachers. Every day, music teachers make an enormous difference in the lives of students–providing them the opportunity to learn creatively and express themselves in a way no other class can offer. The benefits of your music classes are priceless. On this page you will find shareable graphics for social media, classroom wall art, opportunities for you and your students to share your…

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