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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Can a Song Point the Way to Freedom?

Can a Song Point the Way to Freedom? By Joann Benson     Every child likes a good scavenger hunt, and using the Code Songs from the Underground Railroad with your students allows them to discover the rich history hidden in these songs. Probably the most famous code song is “Follow the Drinking Gourd.” While scholars have mixed reviews on whether this song is historically accurate, it is a great representation of the kinds of songs that enslaved Africans might have heard that point the way to freedom. An introductory…

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National Association for Music Education Congratulates Member Named 2016 GRAMMY Music Educator of the Year

National Association for Music Education Congratulates Member Named 2016 GRAMMY Music Educator of the Year FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RESTON, VA (February 11, 2016)—The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) congratulates music educator Phillip Riggs on receipt of the prestigious 2016 Music Educator AwardTM. The honor presented by The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation® is well-deserved. Riggs is a 23-year member of NAfME and the North Carolina Music Educators Association. Riggs has taught band and choir in North Carolina for the past 27 years. He currently teaches at the North…

Results of the 2016 NAfME Elections

  Members of the National Association for Music Education: We are pleased to announce the officers you have elected.   Following are the 2016-18 National President-Elect; North Central Division President-Elect; Western Division President-Elect; and Southern Division President-Elect.     Kathleen Sanz elected as incoming NAfME President-Elect. Ms. Sanz is Past President of the Southern Division of NAfME, as well as Past President of the Florida Music Educators Association. Ms. Sanz has also served as President of the Florida School Music Association, 2010-2011. Currently, Ms. Sanz is the State Executive of…

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