Give a Note Foundation

Your gift to Give a Note Foundation supports our ongoing work as we raise awareness about the lifelong benefits of music education, through grants, gathering data, and awareness campaigns.

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Collegiate NAfME members

Join us in Washington, D.C., this June, for mentoring and professional development that will empower you to be the advocate you need to be, for yourself, and for your students. Help lead our next steps in this new era for music education.

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NAfME Analysis on the NAEP Arts Assessment

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) Arts Assessment.  NAfME Executive Director and CEO, Mike Blakeslee attended, as did Dr. Kenneth Elpus from the University of Maryland, College Park, and on the Editorial Committee for the Journal of Research in Music Education.  The assessment measured 8th grade students’ knowledge and skills in music and visual arts.  In music, responding questions asked students to analyze, interpret, or critique music that they listened to or to describe the social,…

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T-E-A-C-H: The ABCs of Our Chosen Profession, Teaching

T-E-A-C-H: The ABCs of Our Chosen Profession, Teaching By NAfME Member Audrey Carballo     In education, there’s an acronym for everything: NCLB, ELL, SAT, ESE, FTE—you name it, they’ll make an acronym out of it. If you’ve been around as long as I have, you’ll see different acronyms for the exact same thing. It’s like a new paint job on the same old car. As I was thinking about what to write this month, I thought a great deal about the word we live by each and every day:…

United States Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week

United States Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week Thank You to NAfME’s Dedicated Volunteers   This week the United States celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week. The work of NAfME and its affiliate organizations would not be possible without such a large and dedicated group of professionals lending considerable time and talents in working to advance music education.   Please accept our sincerest thanks for your efforts and for the opportunity to work alongside such an accomplished group of leaders.   Truly yours, Denese Odegaard                    …