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2016 National Music Education Conference

November 10-13, 2016

ENDS SEPTEMBER 30: Registration Special for $125. 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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Improving Music Education for Hispanic Students

National Hispanic Heritage month recognizes the great contributions made by Hispanic Americans to the United States, as well as Celebrating an amazing culture and heritage. Today, 55 million people (17 percent of the American population) are of Hispanic origin.  This represents a significant increase from the 2000 census which registered the population at 35 million (13 percent of the American population).  According to the US census Bureau, there will be 119 million people of Hispanic descent, representing 28.6 percent of the US population, by 2060.  Hispanic heritage is, and will…

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It’s All about the Singing: Choral Assessment and RTI

  It’s All about the Singing: Choral Assessment and RTI By NAfME Member Tresa Maneval   We all have heard it: “You can’t compare apples to oranges.” Their obvious differences make for a completely different fruit experience. But how can we make these things qualify: meaning how can we make these two things dance the same dance, sing the same song, fit into the same basket? In the academic world, students not only deal with an array of “fruits.” They also experience a wholeness out of the make-up of the…

A Composition Project for Performing Ensembles

A Composition Project for Performing Ensembles By NAfME Member Matthew Witt For decades, performing ensembles have focused on one thing: Rehearsing. We must learn to do more than rehearse – to teach composition, theory, and history. How do you teach music composition to your performing ensembles? When everyone is focused on your ensemble’s performances, how do you make time to teach composition to each individual student? I have developed a project-based approach to fulfill this need. The project requires a fair amount of preparation ahead of time, but the invested…

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