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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Press Release: Recording artist RaeLynn and Boston Brass Will perform at the National Association for Music Education Conference

  The Valory Music Co. recording artist RaeLynn will join Boston Brass to perform at the National Association for Music Education Conference in Nashville   Talented singer/songwriter to debut “Always Sing” live in honor of the upcoming 30th Anniversary of Music In Our Schools Month   RESTON, VA. (October 24, 2014) – In celebration of the upcoming 30th Anniversary of Music In Our Schools Month, The Valory Music Co. recording artist RaeLynn will join Boston Brass to debut “Always Sing,” a song she wrote with Nicolle Galyon and Jimmy Robbins for music students nationwide,…

Thomas Dean Named Brandywine District Teacher of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Thomas E. Dean, Immediate Past President of the NAfME Eastern Division, was named Brandywine School District’s Teacher of the Year this past spring, which put him in the running for State Teacher of the Year in Delaware, along with 20 other teachers, this month. Thomas Dean is the Music Department chairperson, choral director, and audio engineering and Theory of Knowledge teacher at Mount Pleasant High School in Delaware. He was also a member of the Music Writing Team of the newly updated National Core…

Hitting The High Notes: Music Matters In Schools

Amber Darden is the music teacher at the Henderson K thru 12 Inclusive School in Dorchester, a one time turn around school. “When I came to the school, this was four years ago, there was no music program. There were no instruments, no choir, nothing, no music services of any sort,’” Darden recalled. So Darden went to work. She not only teaches, but oversees three chorus groups, a school choir, and also has purchased more than two dozen keyboards through grant money. “These are kids that have never even been able…