Solutions Music Group Standards Boot Camp

Solutions Music Group Standards Boot Camp

March 7th, 2015

Join us for an enlightening professional learning experience at the 2015 Standards Boot Camp, March 7!

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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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Classroom Ideas for the 30th Anniversary of Music In Our Schools Month!

Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM) will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this March. Beginning in 1973 as a single day, jumping to a week in 1977, and finally becoming a month in 1985, MIOSM has been about promoting increasing awareness and promoting the benefits of music education to educators, students, and communities. Part of what makes MIOSM such a successful program, and why it grows larger each year, are the projects that educators and students develop each year. If you’re wondering what you can do to celebrate MIOSM with…

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The Other Music Advocates

Teachers: You’re instructing. You’re mentoring. You’re tutoring outside the classroom. A little help with advocating for your profession would be greatly appreciated! And it’s definitely necessary. Share this fact with your students’ parents: This is where they come in (besides encouraging regular practice by students as they prepare for auditions, assessments, and performances)! After all, they’re also voters. (Use this concert program insert to get the message across to them easily.) Recently, NAfME Assistant Executive Director Christopher Woodside spoke with Kathleen Heuer of Marketing Music Education. In describing why we…

Implementing the New Core Music Standards in your Band Lesson Plans

   Below you will find lesson plan examples for band that implement the new Core Music Standards, along with a list of resources of videos, FAQs, workbooks, guides, and handouts to help you better understand the new context of the standards.   The new Core Music Standards are all about Music Literacy.   The standards emphasize conceptual understanding in areas that reflect the actual processes in which musicians engage. The standards cultivate a student’s ability to carry out the three Artistic Processes of:          Creating Performing Responding  Lesson Plans for…

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