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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Kenneth R. Raessler of Texas Christian University Is Designated 2014 Lowell Mason Fellow

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RESTON, VA (December 22, 2014)—Dr. Kenneth R. Raessler, Professor Emeritus of the School of Music at Texas Christian University, former Director of the School of Music at Texas Christian University (TCU), has been named a 2014 NAfME Lowell Mason Fellow. Lowell Mason, an educator, musician, and composer of over 1,600 hymn tunes, is widely considered to be the father of music education in the United States. He is credited with introducing music instruction to American public schools in the 19thcentury, and for establishing teacher training…

Music Education Policy Roundtable Members Ask U.S. Department of Education for Relevant Evaluations for Music Teachers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RESTON, VA (December 18, 2014)—The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) has released proposed regulations on rating teacher preparation programs across the country, which could have a negative impact on music education programs, especially with future teachers hoping to work with underserved students. They expand the annual reporting that institutions are required to participate in to receive federal funding. The new regulations will amend the “Higher Education Act” and the associated “Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program” that provided $119.9 million in funding…

Invitation to the 5th International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education

The 5th International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education, Connecting Practice, Measurement, and Evaluation, will be held February 18-21, 2015 at the Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center in historic Williamsburg, Virginia. This event is endorsed by the National Association for Music Education and the International Society for Music Education.  The symposium will host 120 presenters from 13 countries who represent 60 institutions, associations, and organizations from across the world. The sessions include keynote speeches, research paper presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and a poster session. There are five keynote speakers from four continents – Richard…