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2016 National Music Education Conference

November 10-13, 2016

ENDS SEPTEMBER 30: Registration Special for $125. We are heading into our fourth year of our incredibly successful re-imagined national conference for the music education community. Every year thousands of music educators, future music educators, students, and performers gather to gain in-depth practical knowledge through hundreds of professional development sessions. We’re the only national conference that offers the highest standard of professional development, networking opportunities, around-the-clock performances, and nightly entertainment!

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FEATURES AND NEWS

A Composition Project for Performing Ensembles

A Composition Project for Performing Ensembles By NAfME Member Matthew Witt For decades, performing ensembles have focused on one thing: Rehearsing. We must learn to do more than rehearse – to teach composition, theory, and history. How do you teach music composition to your performing ensembles? When everyone is focused on your ensemble’s performances, how do you make time to teach composition to each individual student? I have developed a project-based approach to fulfill this need. The project requires a fair amount of preparation ahead of time, but the invested…

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First Presidential Debate! Clinton & Trump, Head to Head!

First Presidential Debate! Clinton & Trump, Head to Head! Tonight, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face-off in the first of three presidential debates. The presidential debate kicks off at 9:00 PM EST and will run commercial free throughout its 90-minute duration. What You Need to Know Moderator: Lester Holt – NBC News Location: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY Format: The first Presidential debate will be divided into six segments with approximately 15 minutes on each major topic selected by the moderator. Moderator will open each segment with a question, which…

Teaching Clarinet: Introducing Articulation

Teaching Clarinet: Introducing Articulation By NAfME Member Wendy Higdon Article originally posted on On and Off the Podium For the fifth and final post in this series, I will be focusing on my method for introducing articulation to beginning clarinetists. (The process for saxophone is similar.) While the previous posts discussed the first four lessons in chronological order, it is worth noting that I typically do not introduce articulation on day five. In a typical year, introduction of articulation for my clarinet students would happen around the eighth or ninth…

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