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A Composition Project for Performing Ensembles

A Composition Project for Performing Ensembles By NAfME Member Matthew Witt For decades, performing ensembles have focused on one thing: Rehearsing. We must learn to do more than rehearse –…

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The Next Generation of Music Education

The Next Generation of Music Education in Chaska, Minnesota By NAfME member Eric Songer   The Next Generation of Music Education is an incredible revolutionary project that involves transforming music…

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Unity, Variety and Beethoven’s 5th Symphony

Unity, Variety and Beethoven’s 5th Symphony By NAfME Member Stacy Gray   This article presents four music composition techniques that can help music educators create National Core Arts Standards (NCAS)-aligned…

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5 Things to Do on a Snow Day

5 Things to Do on a Snow Day   The office of the National Association for Music Education, along with many others on the East Coast, are currently “hunkering down”…

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Ben Folds Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

Ben Folds Concerto for Piano and Orchestra Special Offer for Music Educators   Acclaimed musician and composer Ben Folds gives credit for his life-long love of music to his earliest…