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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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The Students’ Voice during the COVID-19 Disruption (Part 2 of 2)

The Students’ Voice during the COVID-19 Disruption (Part 2 of 2) “There Is No Such Thing as Balance in Times Like These” By NAfME Member Scott N. Edgar   Building on Part 1 of this blog, students have profound perspectives on e-learning and developing independence during these challenging times. Through their responses, we are learning a great deal about their current mindset, how they are responding to the situation, and perhaps most importantly, a more objective perspective on their in-school music education musically, socially, and emotionally. It should be noted…

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$2 Trillion Coronavirus Rescue Package Provides Initial Education Relief

The COVID-19 state and national emergency declarations are dramatically altering the U.S. school system. Currently, at least 98,000 public schools and at least 34,000 private schools in the U.S. are closed, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Those schools educate almost 50.8 million public school students and 5.8 million private school students. As of March 27, four states have closed schools for the remainder of the academic year, and more are likely to follow. Congress is attempting to appropriate emergency funding through five phases, though that could change…

“Without Challenge There Is No Growth”

“Without Challenge There Is No Growth” An Interview with 2020 All-National Honor Ensemble Concert Band Conductor Rodney Dorsey   This year the 2020 All-National Honor Ensemble (ANHE) Concert Band will perform alongside five other All-National Honor Ensembles in Orlando, Florida. Rodney Dorsey will lead the Concert Band. Learn more about Rodney Dorsey here. In this conversation, Dorsey shares some of his thoughts on repertoire selection, the value of music education, and the upcoming ANHE Concert Band.   When did you first fall in love with music? I fell in love…

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