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2016 National Conference

November 10-13, 2016

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

Harriet Mogge’s Musical Life

Harriet Mogge’s Musical Life By NAfME Editorial Communications Manager Ella Wilcox   Harriet Morgan Mogge, who worked for MENC (the predecessor of the National Association for Music Education) from 1974 to her retirement in 1993, passed on June 16, 2016, at age 88. An important force in the organization for twenty years, Mogge served in various positions on the MENC staff, the last being director of meetings and conventions.     Born in Cleveland, Ohio, January 2, 1928, Mogge grew up in a family that valued education and music. Her…

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Perkins Reauthorization and what it means for Music Education

The Strengthening Career and Technical Education (CTE) for the 21st Century Act recently passed unanimously in the House Education and Workforce’s full committee.  The bill now awaits floor action in the House of Representatives.  Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA) and Congressman Glenn Thompson (R-PA) introduced the bill, a proposed reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, which was last reauthorized in 2006.  The bill seeks to reduce bureaucracy, increase flexibility, and ensure that the programs governed by the law at the middle school, high school, and postsecondary levels are…

Conducting Your Way through the New 2014 Music Standards

Conducting Your Way through the New 2014 Music Standards Are you teaching your students concepts that will enable them to be independent musicians for the rest of their lives? By NAfME Member Sarah Labovitz   New 2014 Music Standards The new 2014 Music Standards are a great resource for those striving to be educators who teach music comprehensively through performance in a large ensemble. Written for music educators, by music educators, these standards encourage students to do, think, feel, and understand music through the Three Artistic Processes of Creating, Performing,…

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