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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NAfME Member Margie Looney Named Arizona Rural Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Willcox Middle and High Schools orchestra teacher Margie Looney, who was recently named 2014 Cochise County Teacher of the Year and 2014 Arizona Rural Teacher of the Year! The Arizona Educational Foundation also recently named Looney an ambassador of excellence, making her a finalist for their Teacher of the Year. Looney credited her own middle school music teacher for giving her the confidence to succeed. “Music helps children develop language and reasoning abilities in addition to life skills such as responsibility, discipline, and sensitivity,” Looney said. “Music is…

Press Release: Recording artist RaeLynn and Boston Brass Will perform at the National Association for Music Education Conference

  The Valory Music Co. recording artist RaeLynn will join Boston Brass to perform at the National Association for Music Education Conference in Nashville   Talented singer/songwriter to debut “Always Sing” live in honor of the upcoming 30th Anniversary of Music In Our Schools Month   RESTON, VA. (October 24, 2014) – In celebration of the upcoming 30th Anniversary of Music In Our Schools Month, The Valory Music Co. recording artist RaeLynn will join Boston Brass to debut “Always Sing,” a song she wrote with Nicolle Galyon and Jimmy Robbins for music students nationwide,…

Thomas Dean Named Brandywine District Teacher of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Thomas E. Dean, Immediate Past President of the NAfME Eastern Division, was named Brandywine School District’s Teacher of the Year this past spring, which put him in the running for State Teacher of the Year in Delaware, along with 20 other teachers, this month. Thomas Dean is the Music Department chairperson, choral director, and audio engineering and Theory of Knowledge teacher at Mount Pleasant High School in Delaware. He was also a member of the Music Writing Team of the newly updated National Core…