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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#MusicEdMatters to Tri-M Chapters!

#MusicEdMatters to Tri-M Chapters! By NAfME member and Edison High School Tri-M Advisor Valentine Kuntz and Marblehead High School.   As the advisor of Edison High School (Edison, New Jersey. Chapter #4793) Tri-M, I am proud to share our story to help raise some additional funds for the Give a Note Foundation. #MyGivingStory      Raising money at monthly bake sales were going quite well, but the students did not have any idea of what they were raising money for. After some searching for a cause we found out about the Give a…

Tri-M Chapter 5075, Marblehead High School Q_Saba

Choosing Festival Repertoire

Choosing Festival Repertoire By NAfME member Tom Dean Article Originally Posted on JW Pepper Blog   You have decided on the trip, made all the preparations, and your students and parent groups have been hard at work raising the funds to ensure that every student can participate. Now it is time to choose the repertoire that you will be presenting. In order to provide some advice and guidance in choosing the repertoire that your group will perform, we have gathered some of the editors here at J.W. Pepper for choral, orchestra,…

DeVos Hearing Fails to Address Nominee’s Views on Well-Rounded Education

The Senate HELP Committee’s confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President-Elect Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education, went forward Tuesday evening despite objections from Democrats who are concerned that the Office of Government Ethics has not finished its review of DeVos’ vast wealth and financial investments. The confirmation hearing left music education advocates with more questions than answers as very little was discussed with regard to the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA Implementation and Music Education NAfME staff attended the hearing and offered questions to…