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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Keeping Students Musically Active during Summer Break

Keeping Students Musically Active during Summer Break By: Jennifer Hibbard   We’ve reached that point in the year where students and teachers alike are counting down the days till summer break. However, before you put your toes in the sand gear up for another summer workshop, consider the following ideas for keeping your students musically active during those short, summer months.     Provide students with a list of free summer concerts in the area. You can also direct them to www.eventful.com, which is a website specializing in finding events in…

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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…

The Importance of Music Educators Networking with Other Teachers

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,…

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