2017 National In-Service Conference

The NAfME National Conference is the only music education conference where you can connect and collaborate with music educators from all over the world. NAfME can offer tools and techniques to help your students learn and create in new and inspiring ways. 

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Collegiate NAfME members

Join us in Washington, D.C., this June, for mentoring and professional development that will empower you to be the advocate you need to be, for yourself, and for your students. Help lead our next steps in this new era for music education.

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Rhythm Games to Engage and Motivate Young Musicians

Rhythm Games to Engage and Motivate Young Musicians By NAfME Member Theresa Iacarino   Rhythm games can serve as resourceful tools in a music teacher’s “bag of tricks” because they motivate students, promote collaboration as an ensemble, and reinforce all the rhythm reading learned throughout the year! It takes focus from each student in order to collaborate and perform circle songs and games. What a treat it is to be able to get a game started and step back to watch your students facilitate their learning and cooperative playing skills.…

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Culturally Responsive Practice in the Music Classroom

  Culturally Responsive Practice in the Music Classroom A Transcript of the March 27, 2017, NAfME Council for IN-Ovations Twitter Chat   NAfME’s Council for IN-Ovations is the home for innovative ideas in all areas of music education, including emerging ensembles (i.e., world and popular music) and digital media. The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Council for IN-Ovations seeks to provide professional development opportunities, including education, research, and resources. The council also works to expand innovative curriculum offerings in music, particularly at the secondary level, to encourage lifelong study…

Music Technology in a 21st Century Economy

Over the last several years, NAfME has been listening to its members on the need to adapt curricula to today’s evolving job market. We know that music education leads many students into prestigious career avenues in the music community. Some become our next generation’s music educators, while others enter into the music industry as musicians, performers, entrepreneurs, and entertainers. And yet for others, they enter the industry for technical careers in sound production, digital music, and electronic transmission.  What is Music Technology? In today’s 21st century economy, music education is…

Music Technology