Societies and Councils

NAfME has two Societies and fourteen Councils that serve various NAfME constituencies. 

 

NAfME Societies include:

Society for Music Teacher Education
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE) aspires to 

  • Improve the quality of teaching and research in music teacher education.
  • Provide leadership in the establishment of standards for certification of music teachers.
  • Serve as an arm of NAfME in influencing developments in music teacher education and in the certification of music teachers.

Visit the SMTE website for the latest information and to access the Teacher Evaluation portal.  Also read SMTE’s publication  Journal of Music Teacher Education (JMTE) .  

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  Society for Research in Music Education  

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Society for Research in Music Education (SRME) seeks to encourage and improve the quality of scholarship and research within the music education profession.  The SRME consists of all subscribers of the Journal of Research in Music Education (JRME). Visit the SRME page for more information.

 PURPOSES OF THE SOCIETY

1. Encourage research activity and improve research in music education as well as in fields related to music education.

2. Provide an effective framework for the exchange of information among persons engaged in or interested in research in music education;

3. Sponsor sessions at professional meetings devoted to reports of research studies and other relevant topics;

4. Oversee and advise NAfME on research-related publications; and

5. Foster and develop efforts that seek to apply research findings to the practice of teaching and learning.  

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NAfME Councils include:

Council of Past National Presidents

The Council of Past National Presidents supports the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the profession of music education so that all students may receive a balanced, comprehensive and sequential education in music, which will prepare them for lifelong and informed experiences with music. 

 

 Council of State Editors

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Council of State Editors seeks to

  • Support state Music Education Association (MEA) programs and NAfME initiatives.
  • Encourage professional publishing standards.
  • Provide educational opportunities for editors and other interested parties.

The council consists of the editor(s) of the magazine or website of each of 52 state music education/educators association under the NAfME umbrella.  See a list of all state contacts and journals  

 

Council of State Executives

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Council of State Executives is one of three role-based Councils of the Association. The council provides state executives in the 52 NAfME federated associations with the opportunity to exchange ideas, review programs, learn about issues associated with legal and regulatory requirements for nonprofits, and coordinate activities with each other and NAfME.  The Council helps identify association best practices while representing the interests of music, music educators, and our family of associations. See a list of all state contacts.

 

 Council for Band Education
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Council for Band Education strives to share best practices, foster the growth of wind and percussion students of all ability levels, and provide materials to aid in band program success. Visit Roles and Responsibilities for Council details.

More Band Content and Announcements

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Council for Choral Education
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Council for Choral Education seeks to serve as a voice representing choral music education and to help choral educators with current practices in the choral field at all levels. Visit Roles and Responsibilities for Council details.

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 Council for General Music Education

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Council for General Music Education is to encourage and improve the quality of teaching and research in general music at all levels, with particular attention given to general music instruction from preschool through grade 8. Visit Roles and Responsibilities for Council details.

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Council for Guitar Education
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Council for Guitar Education seeks to promote and improve the teaching and performance of guitar in school settings. The Guitar Council also advocates for the lifelong study and appreciation of guitar music. Visit Roles and Responsibilities for Council details.

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 Council for IN-ovations 

Home for innovative ideas in all areas of music education, including emerging ensembles (i.e. world and popular music) and digital media.

 The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Council for In-ovations seeks to provide professional development opportunities, including education, research, and resources.  The council also works to expand innovative curriculum offerings in music, particularly at the secondary level, to encourage lifelong study and making of music for students, including those not engaged in traditional ensembles and study. Visit Roles and Responsibilities for Council details.

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 Council for Jazz Education
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Council for Jazz Education supports NAfME members and the jazz community by serving as a resource to improve the quality of teaching and research in jazz education at all levels. Visit Roles and Responsibilities for Council details.

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  Council for Music Composition

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Council for Music Composition seeks to promote and improve the teaching of music composition in school settings.  Visit Roles and Responsibilities for Council details.

The Music Composition Council administers two NAfME composition contests:

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 Council for Orchestral Education
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Council for Orchestral Education seeks to advance orchestral music education by supporting and advising orchestral music educators in their professional endeavor.  The council also is a voice for the development of new and high-quality string programs nationally. Visit Roles and Responsibilities for Council details.

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 Council of Music Program Leaders (formerly Music Supervisors)
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Council of Music Program Leaders (NCMPL) seeks to create, support, and ensure high-quality, active music learning environments for all children. In collaboration with national, state, and local music education organizations and leaders, we promote the use of music curriculum and assessments that prepare music students for careers in the 21st century.  The NCMPL contributes informed suggestions for effective measures for music teacher evaluation systems and acts as a conduit for gathering and disseminating information that is pertinent to school music education programs. The NCMPL also serves as a support network for sharing information and strategies among its members. Visit Roles and Responsibilities for Council details.

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 Collegiate Advisory Council
The NAfME Collegiate Advisory Council provides experienced, representative leadership in the development and support of NAfME Collegiate member recruitment, professional development, and events designed to foster a lifelong commitment to music education. Visit Roles and Responsibilities for Council details.

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Music Honor Society Advisory Council (Tri-M)
The Tri-M Music Honor Society Advisory Council, through the Tri-M program throughout the world, seeks to recognize students for their academic and musical achievements, reward them for their accomplishments and service activities, and provide leadership opportunities. Visit Roles and Reponsibilities for Council details.

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