2015 National In-Service Conference

2015 National In-Service Conference

October 25-28, 2015

It's our last year in Music City and we're out to make it our best yet! Join us, one last time in Naf-ville, for more than 300 innovative professional development sessions, nightly entertainment, extraordinary performances from across the country, a wild time at the Give a Note Extravaganza, and tons of networking and in-depth learning.

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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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California MEA and the Stand Up 4 Music Coalition Lead Advocacy at the State Capitol

On May 21, 2015, the California Music Educators Association (CMEA) and Stand Up 4 Music (SU4M), a coalition of twelve organizations, came together to support music education in California in meetings with state lawmakers. The Stand Up 4 Music Coalition includes: California Music Educators Association (CMEA) National Association for Music Education (NAfME) California Band Directors Association (CBDA) California Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (CA ACDA) California Orchestra Directors Association (CODA) California Alliance for Jazz (CAJ) Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) Northern California Band Directors Association…

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From Classroom to Corridor: Why Leaving Your Classroom More Often is Good for You

From Classroom to Corridor: Why Leaving Your Classroom More Often is Good for You by: Casey Clementon     Take a minute and think about the personalities of the teachers at your school.  At my middle school, my colleagues and I had our own cliques – we were grown-up versions of our students! As the “band geek,” could any of my colleagues possibly understand what I did?  Surely not. Turns out, these colleagues were my best allies in my professional development and some of my dearest friends. Today, as a professor,…

Teacher Burnout Is Real — Signs and How to Avoid It

  Teaching music can be one of the most rewarding jobs. It can also be emotionally, physically, and mentally consuming. Do you feel like you’ve hit a wall? Discover some of the signs of teacher burnout, and ideas for finding your mojo and bringing excitement and creativity back into the classroom!    Teacher Testimonials: Veteran Teacher, Franchesca Warren: You wake up one morning sweaty, out of breath and with a throbbing headache. You take every pain medicine available, but you still feel like crap. Determined to finish out the school year…

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