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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Four Tips for Teaching Music Fundamentals to Students with Special Needs

By: Sarah J. Midgley       Teaching music to special needs children can make many educators feel uneasy. Most of us were not taught how to properly adapt our lessons for these students, and as a result are often left scrambling for ideas on how to differentiate our instruction.  It is my hope to provide educators some basic tips on how to teach the fundamentals to special needs students that can be adapted to any general music classroom setting.  Each of these four techniques needs to be used consistently…

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Stand 4 Music Award Winner San Fermin Talks about Collaboration in the Creation of Sophomore Album “Jackrabbit”

For Immediate Release Contact: Catherina Hurlburt at NAfME catherinah@nafme.org or (703) 860-4000 (April 21, 2015)—Collaboration. A concept of particular value both to the band San Fermin—and the group that is honoring them for their support of music. The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) earlier this year named San Fermin the 2015 Stand 4 Music Award winner. The Stand 4 Music Award is bestowed upon artists who: demonstrate excellence in their craft of music; exemplify the qualities that music education and training create in those who practice it, such as:…

3 Things Parents Must Tell Their Children When They Begin a Musical Instrument

By: Tony  Mazzocchi     Hopefully your child will begin a musical instrument through their school music program.  If so, when they bring home their instrument for the first time, it is more than just an exciting day…  …It is an opportunity…  …Perhaps one of the greatest opportunities in your child’s life thus far.   If you are like me, you want your kid(s) to complete their K-12 education with far more than factual knowledge and an ability to score well on tests.  You don’t believe that your child’s success in life depends…

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