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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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Summer Reading: Three Books to Consider

Summer Reading Three Books to Consider By NAfME Member Paul K. Fox This article first appeared on Paul Fox’s blog here. Teachers, you’re in the home stretch now! You are within weeks of a long vacation break and the chance to rest, refresh, recharge, rewind, and rejuvenate. After what COVID-19 dished out to us, you deserve some time off! Here comes much-anticipated trips, family visits, sleeping in, and going dormant for at least 2-3 weeks! However, most music educators never totally shut down. We seek out new enrichment opportunities by…

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Equity and Inclusion—Invisible Barriers to Learning

Equity and Inclusion—Invisible Barriers to Learning Why Are They Doing That in Music Class? By NAfME Member Joanie Calem Joanie Calem presented on “Equity and Inclusion—Invisible Barriers to Learning” during the NAfME 2021 PreK–12 Learning Collaborative in February 2021. Like many of us, I simultaneously wear a number of different hats that inform my daily life: I am a private and a classroom music teacher, I am a performing and recording musician, I am a mother and spouse, and I present about Equity and Inclusion—Invisible Barriers to Learning in numerous…

Group Improvisation in the Choral Rehearsal

Group Improvisation in the Choral Rehearsal Three Improvisation Paradigms By NAfME Member Christopher L. Clark Chris Clark presented on “Group Improvisation in the Choral Rehearsal” during the NAfME 2021 PreK–12 Learning Collaborative in February 2021. “Now, create a backdrop as Trey improvises on the text of Adinu. Listen and respond to him by creating moments of tension and resolution. Add notes to the drone when it feels appropriate. What does ‘I follow the religion of love’ mean to you?” I first became interested in choral improvisation when I joined the…

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