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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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TAKE ACTION: Urge Congress to Pass ESEA!

Last week, prior to Thanksgiving, Congress reached a compromise agreement to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  The compromise bill, known as the “Every Student Succeeds Act,” includes music as part of the new “Well-Rounded Education” provision (previously known as “Core Academic Subjects”), which provides increased opportunities for access to music education.  To that end, the time has come to act once again to urge Congress to fix NCLB and pass a new version of ESEA; one that will improve access to music and arts for all students. We urge you to…

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Teachers Say Give a Note Grants Are a “Blessing” for Their Music Programs

In this season of giving thanks, music educators and administrators from 16 schools across the United States say they are grateful for recent grants to their music programs from Give a Note Foundation and 21st Century Fox.   The schools received grants to help their teachers bolster their music programs and reach more students with high-quality music education. Many of these dedicated music teachers often pay for program needs out of their own pockets, so many said the grant money is especially welcomed. One teacher, Alandra L. Abrams, a music…

Happy Thanksgiving! NAfME Members Share What They Are Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving! NAfME Members Share What They Are Thankful For   You may have noticed friends, family, and colleagues sharing what they are thankful for in daily or weekly posts on social media—for everything from the goodness of a strong cup of coffee, to a car that starts each morning, to the “big things” like their children’s good health and the safety our first responders provide.   Well, all of us at NAfME, could not be more grateful for our music educators and the phenomenal impact of your dedication in…