music education

2018 NAfME National Conference

Join us again in Dallas, TX, as we take a deep dive into leading topics in music education. The following topic areas, or “Opuses,” will allow you to share your own practice, collaborate and network with colleagues from across the country, and expand your toolkit of ideas, models, and activities: Amplify: Learning; Amplify: Innovation; Amplify: Involvement; Amplify: Inspiration; and Amplify: Technology. You can earn up to 30 hours of professional development by attending the forums and conference. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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Discipline in Music Study

  Discipline in Music Study Competing against the Screen and Modern Culture   By NAfME Member Larry Dubill This article is reprinted with permission from the author. I would like to start with the premise that music study is a discipline that needs to be studied with an approach similar to the study of any language. Whether it’s French, Japanese, or computer languages (C++, Java, Python, etc.), music takes years to master and time to cultivate. Even athletics at very high-performance levels require countless hours of time on task to…

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2018 Collegiate Recognition Program Award Recipients

  NAfME is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Professional Achievement Award as well as the Chapter of Excellence Award recipients. These individuals and chapters have worked tirelessly to advance the field of music education and we applaud their efforts. 2018 Professional Achievement Award Recipients: The purpose of the Professional Achievement Award is to recognize individual NAfME Collegiate members for their commitment and dedication to NAfME and music education. This recognition is given to Collegiate members who have served their chapters in an exemplary manner. Jenae Maley, University of Central…

Supporting All Ukulele Beginners in the Least Restrictive Way

  Supporting All Ukulele Beginners in the Least Restrictive Way By NAfME Member Philip Tamberino   When teaching ukulele to beginning students who do not have the opportunity to practice often—whether from not having an instrument at home or from infrequent music instruction in school—student retention can be a significant issue. With little or no reinforcement happening outside class, providing accommodations or modifications to support successful performance can be an attractive option for teachers. In some cases, such as when it is part of an effort to follow a student’s…