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2020 All-National Honor Ensembles

The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE) represent the top performing high school musicians in the United States. So much more than a musical showcase, the ANHE program is a comprehensive and educational experience. The 2020 ensembles will meet at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, under the leadership of top conductors in the field of music education. Ensembles include: Modern Band, Guitar Ensemble, Mixed Choir, Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band, and Jazz Band. Deadline to apply: May 1.

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A Conductor’s Tale: Francisco J. Núñez

A Conductor’s Tale Interview with American Young Voices Conductor Francisco J. Núñez By NAfME Member Thomas Amoriello Jr. Francisco J. Núñez is Principal Conductor of American Young Voices (AYV), and Ben Lewis is CEO of Young Voices International. These interviews provide a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes, a blossoming force in music education. Once popularized overseas in the United Kingdom and Germany, AYV is making a mark here in the United States and, in its infancy, has become an additional tool to excite children about singing.   Thank…

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Music Changes Lives (MIOSM)

March 2020 Marks the 35th Music In Our Schools Month®

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Catherina Hurlburt at NAfMEcatherinah@nafme.org or (703) 860-4000   March 2020 Marks the 35th Music In Our Schools Month® This Year’s MIOSM® Theme Is “Music Changes Lives”   RESTON, VA (February 26, 2020)—This March, music educators and music students will be celebrating music education in their schools and communities with concerts and classroom activities that show how “Music Changes Lives,” the theme of the 2020 observance of Music In Our Schools Month®. The impact of music education on the lives of students is evident in its social-emotional effect…

Ruth LeMay Honored with NAfME Council for Guitar Education Award

Ruth LeMay Honored with NAfME Council for Guitar Education Award   The NAfME Council for Guitar Education congratulates Ruth LeMay as the first recipient of the annual NAfME Council for Guitar Education Award for 2020. LeMay is the Director of Guitar Education at Southwest High School, Minneapolis Public Schools. “I have had the pleasure of meeting her only twice, but I was in attendance at her UnLoCkeD performance at the NAfME keynote this year, and I was completely blown away by her efforts,” shared one individual who nominated LeMay for…

Ruth LeMay at 2019 NAfME national conference