2014 National In-Service Conference

Oct 26, 2014 – Oct 29, 2014

This October, we are heading back to Music City for our 2nd Annual NAfME National In-Service Conference. If you joined us last year, you know that this was a fun.

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Join us for the public launch of the National Core Arts Standards!

  THE NATIONAL COALITION FOR CORE ARTS STANDARDS www.nationalartsstandards.org   Join us for the public launch of the National Core Arts Standards! Monday, October 20, 2014 9:00am ET   Featuring presentations from speakers like:Ben Folds – Songwriter and arts education activistRobert L. Lynch – President and CEO of Americans for the ArtsDavid A. Dik – Executive Director of Young Audience Arts for Learning& others!    Livestream available atwww.nationalartsstandards.org/content/launch  …


Jazz at Lincoln Center musicians visit Cannon School

Walter Blanding, of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, wears a Cannon School shirt during rehearsal. (Courtesy of Cannon School) CONCORD – Students who play in Cannon School’s Jazz Combo and Big Band soaked in a master class Oct. 7 led by jazz greats Walter Blanding, Greg Gisbert, Victor Goines and Dan Nimmer. As members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, the musicians were visiting Charlotte as part of the 2014 Charlotte Classic Jazz Festival, where Cannon’s Jazz Combo also performed. For 90 minutes onstage in the Cannon Performing…

A Musical Fix for American Schools

Research shows that music training boosts IQ, focus and persistence American education is in perpetual crisis. Our students are falling ever farther behind their peers in the rest of the world. Learning disabilities have reached epidemic proportions, affecting as many as one in five of our children. Illiteracy costs American businesses $80 billion a year. Many solutions have been tried, but few have succeeded. So I propose a different approach: music training. A growing body of evidence suggests that music could trump many of the much more expensive “fixes” that…