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Virtual Teaching and Learning Resources for Music Educators

Members of NAfME Societies and Councils have provided these resources from their own original teaching experiences, music educators in their school districts, universities, communities, peers, or other trusted sources. We thank them for their assistance and commitment to NAfME members as we all pull together to keep educating and making music. We will be updating these resources frequently. 

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Helping High School Music Students Use College Fairs Effectively

Helping High School Music Students Use College Fairs Effectively By Barbra Weidlein, sponsored by MajoringInMusic.com This year, fall recruitment season for colleges, universities, and conservatories throughout the United States will start off with college fairs held virtually. While face-to-face meetings with admission reps are ideal as students start their college exploration, this new way to connect is likely to become the way of the future.   As a music educator, you can encourage your high school students to attend one or more of these fairs to help them figure out…

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Studying Voice during a Pandemic – Part 2

Studying Voice during a Pandemic – Part 2 Thoughts from Five University Voice Professors By NAfME Member Linda McAlister This is sponsored by Schmidt Vocal Arts,sponsor of the 2021 Tri-M® Music Honor Society Chapter of the Year Award. Read Part One of this three-part series. Recently, I sat down with five university voice professors to discuss the effects of COVID-19 on their instruction, their universities, and the arts in general. In Part Two of this three-part blog, we discussed how these professors are handling the 2020 fall semester and what…

Yay Storytime! Musical Adventures with Children’s Picture Books, Part Eight

Yay Storytime! Musical Adventures with Children’s Picture Books, Part Eight By Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Immediate Past Chair The “Yay Storytime! Musical Adventures with Children’s Picture Books” series continues with article number eight as we focus on two works by author Gary Golio. Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow and Dark Was the Night: Blind Willie Johnson’s Journey to the Stars focus on the genius of two celebrated figures in the guitar world. Both wielded guitars and vocally interpreted lyrics leaving a unique mark in the history…

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