Collegiate Advocacy Summit

NAfME Collegiate Advocacy Summit

June 22-24, 2016

Don’t miss this opportunity to join us in Washington DC next June, to gain access to mentoring and professional development that will empower you to be the advocate you need to be, for yourself, and for your students. Come with us to Capitol Hill as we meet with staff and members of Congress to talk about our next steps in this new era for music education.

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2016 NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference

2016 NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference

March 17-19, 2016

The biennial Conference is designed for higher education and research communities to share what they know and review the latest developments in music techniques and trends shaping the future of the profession.  The event attracts the highest quality of presenters on a wide variety of important current and emerging issues. It is an opportunity to encounter new, original, and high-quality research and pedagogical innovations that advance music education.

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Advocacy and Arts Education Work Hand-in-Hand

Advocacy and Arts Education Work Hand-in-Hand   By John J. Gallagher, Ed.D.   The music educator works in a profession that is constantly advocating for the benefits of music education and how it affects students involved in the performing arts. They are planning classroom lessons, public concerts, scheduling group lessons and more. Being a publicist may seem like “one more thing to do”; however, it may make your life easier. Not many music educators know how to advocate. While in music school, you learned how to train your ear, sing…

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New Hampshire Debate: Clinton & Sanders, Head to Head!

Tonight, Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Senators (I-VT) face off one on one for the very first time in a Democratic debate. After the results of the Iowa caucus, Sanders and Clinton are the last remaining Democratic candidates vying for the White House. Former Maryland governor, Martin O’Malley, has dropped out of the Presidential race as of February 1, during the Iowa caucus results. O’Malley has not made an indication of who he will be supporting, now that his campaign has been suspended.   Tonight’s debate will come live…

NAfME Past-President to Discuss the First Super Bowl Halftime Show on CBS Friday

  Before he was president of the National Association for Music Education (2002-2004), then known as MENC, before he was a music teacher, before he was a renowned saxophonist player for Liza Minnelli and Grover Washington Jr., before he was a music education professor and director of the Fine Arts Center at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Willie L. Hill Jr. made history at the first Super Bowl. He was the drum major who led the Grambling (Louisiana) College marching band, and the Arizona State marching band from Phoenix, in the first Super Bowl…

Willie Hill shares Memories from the First Super Bowl. (Photo by UMass staff photographer John Solem)