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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A Letter of Thanks to Our Music Teachers

To our music teachers: We want to say thank you! Thanks for all the work you do each day to orchestrate success in students’ lives. Music education, the study and making of music by all, would not be possible without your dedication, skill, knowledge, and passion. Since 1984, the National PTA has designated the first week in May as a special time to honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating children. We realize that many of you are also dedicated parents, volunteers in your…

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The Power of Music Education in Baltimore

A Story from NAfME Member Karen Seward     I just wanted to share this little story about my beautiful city, Baltimore, and the power of music education. Every day when I leave my quiet middle class, privileged public school program, I go to west Baltimore to teach with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s ORCHKids program. I’ve been doing this for eight years, but I have never been moved like I was yesterday. We are housed in the city schools, but it is an after-school, El Sistema-based program called: Instilling Positive Community…

House Passes FY16 Budget Conference Deal

Policy UPDATE: 2016 Budget Conference Details Earlier this week, the FY 2016 Budget Resolution Conference Agreement was filed, concluding negotiations between select Representatives and Senators of the joint committee. The deal came to the House floor late Thursday night and was successfully passed on a 226-197 vote.  The resolution now heads to the Senate for final approval, and, if enacted, would approve more than $5 trillion in spending cuts, over a decade.  There were no details in the Conference Report regarding what specific cuts would be made to “Function 500”…

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