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.
Music Educators Journal


Southern California Schools Take Part in Historic Jazz Choir Collaboration: Next Steps

Southern California Schools Take Part in Historic Jazz Choir Collaboration: Next Steps Vocal Groups at Four Los Angeles Schools Create a Collaborative Vision of Hope By NAfME Member Edward A. Trimis What has happened since four vocal groups from different schools around Los Angeles released a video collaboration of Louis Armstrong’s “What A Wonderful World”? It’s been about five months since the four groups collaborated across the massive Los Angeles metropolitan area that the Los Angeles Unified School District spans, breaking down barriers to success, defying any low expectations some…

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United Sound: Putting Passion to Practice

United Sound Putting Passion to Practice By NAfME Member Lori Schwartz Reichl The following interview occurred in January 2020 after I attended a presentation about United Sound at the December 2019 Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. I recall sitting in the audience and thinking to myself, “Why don’t more people know about this organization?!” I emailed the publishing team leader for Teaching Music magazine and asked if I could interview the founder of United Sound and write an article about the organization to be included in the magazine’s April 2020…

We Rise Virtual Choir 2021

We Rise Virtual Choir 2021 NCMEA Hosts Inspiring Event during Music In Our Schools Month®   One hundred North Carolina students from the mountains to the sea performed Adam Mitchell’s “We Rise” during Music In Our Schools Month® (MIOSM®). Hosted by the North Carolina Music Educators Association (NCMEA), this moment was inspiring and encouraging to all who took part in and witnessed the performance. According to the press release, The choir includes one hundred NC Student Vocalists from Elementary, Middle, and High Schools from the Mountains to the Sea! Teachers…

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