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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House ESEA Vote Stalls Out

Earlier this afternoon, Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives decided not pursue today’s scheduled vote on partisan reauthorization of ESEA, otherwise known as the “Student Success Act” (H.R. 5). Despite previous inclinations, House Republicans struggled to secure enough support for the bill, as disputes regarding Common Core academic standards and the federal government’s role in public education, continued to fester throughout the floor debate process. In addition, the looming possibility of a government shutdown may have complicated the House leadership’s agenda further. Unfortunately, it is now unclear when…

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2015 GRAMMY Finalist Huber Smith: Music Has Been Our Vehicle for Healing, Understanding, and Unity in Our Community

    In February 2015, the GRAMMY Foundation named Jared Cassedy of Windham, New Hampshire, the 2015 GRAMMY Music Educator. Cassedy was one of 10 finalists chosen from a pool of 7,000 nominations nationwide. Of the 10 music educators, eight are NAfME members. Each finalist received a $1,000 honorarium, and their schools each received a $1,000 grant from the GRAMMY Foundation. Glenn E. Nierman, president of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), says the honored teachers represent high-quality music educators everywhere. Read Nierman’s full remarks.   Huber Smith is…

‘The Hills Are Alive’ for the 50th Anniversary of the Sound of Music

  This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music, which first captivated audiences in 1965. When The Sound of Music was released in 1965 it took the world by storm, winning five Oscars, including Best Picture, and two Golden Globe awards for Best Picture and Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. For theatergoers of the day, the film was that rare combination of emotional story-line, sticky melodies that left one whistling for days, and stunningly beautiful scenes of Salzburg. The film has gone on to multiple re-releases,…

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