2014 National In-Service Conference

Oct 26, 2014 – Oct 29, 2014

This October, we are heading back to Music City for our 2nd Annual NAfME National In-Service Conference. If you joined us last year, you know that this was a fun.

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The National Association for Music Education Proudly Announces the New National Core Music Standards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RESTON, VA (August 27, 2014)—The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is pleased to announce the release of the New National Core Music Standards, which will ensure students receive quality music education. These new standards replace the original standards released 20 years ago. “Standards exist to identify the learning we want for all students, and to drive improvement in the system of education,” said Mike Blakeslee, NAfME Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer. “All of America’s students deserve a full and balanced education to equip them…

Superintendent tells parents what matters most — and it’s not Common Core

Here’s a rather unusual back-to-school letter. It was written by Superintendent Mark R. Cross to the parents of students attending Peru Elementary School District 124, which serves the community of Peru in north-central Illinois with three schools: Northview Elementary School (grades PreK – 1), Washington Elementary School (grades 2 – 4), and Parkside Middle School (grades 5 – 8). There are about 1,000 students in the district.     By Valerie Strauss August 25   Original Article on The Washington Post…

Eastern Division Call for Compositions – Deadline November 15, 2014

The 2015 NAfME Eastern Division Conference in Providence, RI will feature a Young Composer Concert, followed by a session titled Young Composer Forum. Teachers and students in NAfME Eastern Division states are invited to submit original compositions by students for possible inclusion in the concert. Students in elementary school, secondary school, college, and full-time graduate students are eligible to submit compositions. Students’ school must be in states included in NAfME Eastern Division. The deadline to submit compositions is November 15, 2014. Call for Compositions and complete instructions here.