Societies and Councils

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

 

NAfME Societies include:

Society for Music Teacher Education
Please visit the Teacher Evaluation Forum

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 SMTE’s publication  Journal of Music Teacher Education (JMTE) 

Additional SMTE Content, Calls, and Announcements

 

Society for Research in Music Education  
Please visit the Higher Ed / Admin / Research Forum

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).

Additional SRME Content, Calls, and Other Announcements

 

NAfME Councils include:

Council of Past National Presidents
http://executive.nafme.org/ 
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 Executives
http://executive.nafme.org/
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.

 

Council of State Editors
http://executive.nafme.org/ 
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 for Orchestral Education
Please visit the Orchestra Forum

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.

Additional  Orchestral Content and Announcements

 

Council for Guitar Education
Please visit the Guitar Forum

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.

Additional Guitar Content and Announcements

 

Council for IN-ovations 
Please visit the IN-ovations Forum

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.

Additional IN-ovations Content and Announcements

 

Council for Jazz Education
Please visit the Jazz Forum

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.

Additional Jazz Content and Announcements

 

Council for Choral Education
Please visit the Choral Forum

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.

Additional Choral Content and Announcements

 

Council for Band Education
Please visit the Band Forum

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.

Additional Band Content and Announcements

 

Council for Music Composition
Please visit the Music Composition Forum

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Council for Music Composition seeks to promote and improve the teaching of music composition in school settings. The Music Composition Council administers two NAfME composition contests:

Additional Music Composition Content and Announcements

 

Council for General Music Education
Please visit the General Music Education Forum

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.

Additional General Music Content and Announcements

 

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.

Additional Music Program Leaders Content and Announcements

 

Collegiate Advisory Council
Please visit the Future Teachers Forum 

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.

Additional Collegiate Content and Announcements

 

Council of Music Honor Society (Tri-M)
Please visit the Honor Society (Tri-M) Advisors Forum  

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.

Additional Music Honor Society Content and Announcements