Collegiate Advocacy Summit

NAfME Collegiate Advocacy Summit

June 22-24, 2016

Don’t miss this opportunity to join us in Washington DC next June, to gain access to mentoring and professional development that will empower you to be the advocate you need to be, for yourself, and for your students. Come with us to Capitol Hill as we meet with staff and members of Congress to talk about our next steps in this new era for music education.

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2016 NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference

2016 NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference

March 17-19, 2016

The biennial Conference is designed for higher education and research communities to share what they know and review the latest developments in music techniques and trends shaping the future of the profession.  The event attracts the highest quality of presenters on a wide variety of important current and emerging issues. It is an opportunity to encounter new, original, and high-quality research and pedagogical innovations that advance music education.

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From U.S. Army All-American Marching Band Member to Music Educator

NAfME Member Spotlight     Chris Thomas talks about his time as a member of United States Army All-American Marching Band (USAAAMB), becoming a music educator, and one of his students joining the USAAAMB program.   Q: What encouraged you to become a music teacher? Band was always my favorite subject in school. I knew I wanted to pursue music as a career after performing in the USAAAMB back in 2008, but I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do within music. I went into music education specifically because…

Black History Month

Black History Month Classroom Ideas from NAfME Members

Looking for classroom ideas for Black History Month? National Association for Music Education (NAfME) members share ideas they have used in the classroom. Add your ideas in the comments below, or contribute a lesson plan to the My Music Class® library. I have used a Sally Rogers song, “What Can One Little Person Do?” copyright 1991, for over 20 years. It refers to the following people who have made a positive influence/contribution to the lives of all people: Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. The…

NAfME Members: Give Your Input on the FY2016-18 Budget

Share Your Thoughts on NAfME’s 2016-2018 Budget NAfME has had some great successes in the past year – influencing music education policy, providing provocative and useful meetings, sharing information with the field, and more. To keep us moving toward even more success, your National Executive Board (with a great deal of input from leaders across our family of associations) has developed a new Strategic Plan. To carry out that plan, we’re planning a budget that will guide our actions from July 2016 to June 2018. We want your input! It…