2015 National In-Service Conference

2015 National In-Service Conference

October 25-28, 2015

It's our last year in Music City and we're out to make it our best yet! Join us, one last time in Naf-ville, for more than 300 innovative professional development sessions, nightly entertainment, extraordinary performances from across the country, a wild time at the Give a Note Extravaganza, and tons of networking and in-depth learning.

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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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Embracing and Mentoring the New Music Educator

By: Mary Correia   As a newly retired teacher of thirty-five years, and having had more than a hundred student teachers during my career, I am passionate about ensuring effective music education for all students.  My purpose for writing this is to inform you of my efforts to mentor new music teachers navigating their way from their initial teaching license to professional status. Embracing the New Music Educator is a mentoring service currently comprised of a database of thirty professionals who have volunteered their services to those who will benefit…

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Five Ways Tri-M Benefits Your Students, School, and Community

The Tri-M Music Honor Society® is NAfME’s international honor society for middle/junior-high and high school students. This National Association for Music Education (NAfME) program recognizes students for their academic and musical achievements, rewards them for their accomplishments and service activities, and inspires other students to excel at music and leadership. Tri-M offers many different advantages: not only does it create community within your music department, it also benefits your school and community as well. Here, one NAfME member and her students talk about why Tri-M is important to them. Pride in Achievement…

Teacher Appreciation Week: Teacher Testimonials

Wwe asked NAfME Members: “What does being a music teacher mean to YOU?” and “Who inspired YOU to become a music teacher?”     Here are some of the responses we received during Teacher Appreciation Week:   What Does Being a Music Educator Mean To YOU? Being a music teacher means I get to reach students who other teachers may have “written off”. Everyone is creative!   To me, being a teacher means: building solid foundations, leading kids to a musical life, spreading compassion & bravery, ROCKING OUT!   Being…

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