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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Parent-Teacher Collaboration in the COVID-19 Era

Parent-Teacher Collaboration in the COVID-19 Era By Anthony Patterson, sponsored by Casio   It’s obvious to note that COVID-19 has severely impacted education practices, especially those related to music education, in the United States as well as globally. As we enter the 2020–2021 school year, teachers, students and parents will embark on a new journey with unforeseeable challenges. With these new challenges, it’s more important than ever that teachers and parents collaborate to help their children progress without delay. Prior to COVID, parent-teacher relationships may have been tense for some,…

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State Success Stories—Ohio

State Success Stories—Ohio Our affiliated state associations are responsible for great work that is done daily to try and create equitable access to quality music education for America’s students. This work has been more important than ever as of late, as COVID-19 has forced rapid innovations and changes in the educational landscape.  When a state accomplishes incredible things in the field of music advocacy, such accomplishments are worthy of recognition. In this entry of our “State Success Stories” blog series, we commend the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA), and their…

Studying Voice during a Pandemic—Part 3

Studying Voice during a Pandemic—Part 3 Thoughts from Five University Voice Professors By NAfME Member Linda McAlister This is sponsored by Schmidt Vocal Arts,sponsor of the 2021 Tri-M Music Honor Society® Chapter of the Year Award. Read Part One and Part Two of this three-part series. Recently, I sat down with five university voice professors to discuss the effects of COVID-19 on their instruction, their universities, and the arts in general. In Part Three of this three-part blog, we talk about what the arts may look like in a post-pandemic world.…

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