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for Music Educators

The New National Core Music Standards- Here’s What NAfME Wants You to Know

The New National Core Music Standards were released on June 4.  The Standards were part of a larger project, encompassing standards for all of the arts, and the results of the National Core Arts Standards can be found in a … Read More »

for Advocates

CMEA Hosts Annual Stand Up 4 Music Advocacy Day in Sacramento

On Thursday, May 22nd, the California Music Educators Association and the Stand Up 4 Music Coalition hosted their annual music advocacy day in Sacramento. Below is a summary by CMEA President Michael Stone and a video recap of the day. NAfME staff were proud to be a part of this event. Congratulations to the Stand Up 4 Music Coalition on a successful and powerful day of music education advocacy! Read More »

for Supporters

Non-profit brings music education to Bronx schools

One non-profit is bringing music to students ears. Education Through Music partners with city schools to bring music education back in to the classroom, with 19 of the 27 elementary and middle schools they serve in the Bronx. Allerton native and program director Katherine Damkohler said the goal of the organization is to motivate children through music education and to help them become better learners. Read More »

Featured Blogs

NAfME Conference Presenter Steve Campbell: Drumming Helps Students Grasp the Power of Teamwork in the Music Classroom

Steve Campbell of the Dancing Drum presented one of the most popular sessions at the 2013 NAfME National In-Service in Nashville last October. He agreed to add a second presentation last year because of an overflow of attendees”Drumming Up World Music: West African Rhythms and Songs.” He returns to Nashville for the 2014 NAfME National In-Service Conference, with a new presentation, “Drumbeat for Success: Teaching Good Character Through Rhythm, Song and Dance” Read More »


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