music education and music research conference proposals

AMPLIFY 2020: Bringing the Future into Focus

Submit a session or poster presentation proposal for the 2020 NAfME National Conference by February 3. This year, the biennial NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference will take place concurrently with the PreK–12 conference. This unique congruence of practitioners and researchers, along with the excitement of the 2020 All-National Honor Ensembles, will bring unmatched opportunities for interaction, interconnection, and interdisciplinary learning among all the conference attendees. Submit a PreK–12 conference session proposal and/or a Music Research and Teacher Education conference session proposal today.

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How the NAfME Collegiate Advocacy Summit Helped Reorient Our Collegiate Chapter

How the 2019 NAfME Collegiate Advocacy Summit Helped Reorient Our Collegiate Chapter Mission, Purpose, and Growth in Our Campus Chapter By NAfME Collegiate Member Jacob Austrino   For the past two years at Ohio University, we had been searching for ways to enhance our NAfME Collegiate chapter. We have been looking to maximize our attendance, create interesting and applicable meetings, and motivate our peers to put professional development at the forefront of their educational aspirations.   How I Discovered the Summit  In our chapter, we have always focused on hosting…

guest speaker presents at 2019 Collegiate Advocacy Summit
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Guitar Class in the Pelican State

Guitar Class in the Pelican State Number 41: State of Louisiana By Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Chair   In this edition of “50 States of Guitar Class,” the NAfME Guitar Council visits Baton Rouge and the guitar program of Mr. Glenn Scheuermann at Woodlawn High School. The school’s mission statement provides a safe and supportive environment that fosters opportunities for all students to achieve academic success, while also ensuring students obtain necessary life skills through partaking in opportunities to grow intellectually, philanthropically, and socially. That being…

Preparation for Adjudication: A Checklist for Success

Preparation for Adjudication A Checklist for Success  By NAfME Member Lori Schwartz Reichl *Special thanks to Jonathan Sindler and Andrew B. Spang, colleagues and music educators of the Howard County Public School System in Maryland, for collaborating on this article. This article was originally published in the December 2019 teacher edition of In Tune Magazine.   “The best preparation for good work tomorrow, is to do good work today.” ~ Elbert Hubbard The months of February through May can be the most stressful for music educators and specifically for those…

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