Solutions Music Group Standards Boot Camp

Solutions Music Group Standards Boot Camp

March 7th, 2015

Join us for an enlightening professional learning experience at the 2015 Standards Boot Camp, March 7!

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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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2015 GRAMMY Finalist Huber Smith: Music Has Been Our Vehicle for Healing, Understanding, and Unity in Our Community

    In February 2015, the GRAMMY Foundation named Jared Cassedy of Windham, New Hampshire, the 2015 GRAMMY Music Educator. Cassedy was one of 10 finalists chosen from a pool of 7,000 nominations nationwide. Of the 10 music educators, eight are NAfME members. Each finalist received a $1,000 honorarium, and their schools each received a $1,000 grant from the GRAMMY Foundation. Glenn E. Nierman, president of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), says the honored teachers represent high-quality music educators everywhere. Read Nierman’s full remarks.   Huber Smith is…

Band Director Huber Smith
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‘The Hills Are Alive’ for the 50th Anniversary of the Sound of Music

  This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music, which first captivated audiences in 1965. When The Sound of Music was released in 1965 it took the world by storm, winning five Oscars, including Best Picture, and two Golden Globe awards for Best Picture and Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. For theatergoers of the day, the film was that rare combination of emotional story-line, sticky melodies that left one whistling for days, and stunningly beautiful scenes of Salzburg. The film has gone on to multiple re-releases,…

50 Years Young, The Sound of Music Celebrates a Landmark Birthday

Did you ever think you’d hear Lady Gaga sing “Edelweiss?” Introduced by Scarlett Johansson, Lady Gaga was dressed in white and accompanied by a string section. She sang four songs from the film and musical’s soundtrack: “The Sound of Music,” “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” and “Climb Every Mountain.” After her soaring performance, she finished to a standing ovation from the audience attending the 2015 Oscars ceremony — and a hug from Julie Andrews, who whispered to her, “You were amazing.” Andrews played Maria von Trapp , the singing nun/nanny, in the classic film. The Oscar tribute…

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