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2018 Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference

This biennial event provides a forum for music education researchers, music teacher educators, program leaders, music administrators, curriculum specialists, P-12 teachers, and graduate students in music education to encounter new, original, and high-quality research and pedagogical innovations that advance music education, thus shaping the future of the discipline and profession. NAfME members attend the biennial Conference at a preferred rate.

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Countdown to a Smooth and Satisfying Retirement

T-Minus Three Years… and Counting! Countdown to a Smooth and Satisfying Retirement By NAfME Member Paul K. Fox  This article first appeared on Paul Fox’s blog here  Are you retired, retiring this year or next, or thinking about “Crossing the Rubicon” to post-employment bliss over the next three or more years? According to Ken Dychtwald, psychologist, gerontologist, and CEO of Age Wave, research on aging, health, and work issues defines five stages of retirement: Stage 1: Imagination (5 to 15 years before retirement) Stage 2: Anticipation (1 to 5 years before retirement) Stage…

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Edinboro University’s Decision to Cut Music Education Not Smart in Today’s Job Climate

Edinboro University’s Decision to Cut Music Education Not Smart in Today’s Job Climate By Mark Despotakis, Advocacy Chair, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association This article was originally published in a PMEA blog post Disturbing news came out of Edinboro University last month. The school plans to phase out their music education program.  Edinboro has graduated some of Pennsylvania’s finest music educators over the years and a suggestion that there is a lack of jobs for current graduates leaves a question about the conclusion to disband the program. First, some background on where…

NAfME Member Dr. Myra Rhoden Named 2018 National Band Director of the Year

Contact: Catherina Hurlburt at NAfMEcatherinah@nafme.org or (571) 323-3395 NAfME Member Dr. Myra Rhoden Named 2018 National Band Director of the Year FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RESTON, VA (January 11, 2018)—2018 marked the eleventh anniversary of the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band (USAAAMB), which performed at halftime during the All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, on January 6, 2018. The 125 students who were selected spent the week rehearsing for the show, working with one another, and learning from this year’s USAAAMB Director, T. André Feagin, D.M.A., Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant…