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NAfME National Conference

Join your fellow music educators in Orlando, where we’ll come together to lead our profession’s direction, engage with each other as colleagues, and inspire one another to guide our music students to excellence. Don’t miss powerful sessions, rousing student performances, and the chance to connect with music educators from around the nation! NAfME is also excited to bring the All-National Honor Ensembles back to the National Conference. Make your plans now to attend “Amplify the Future of Music: Opening Doors for All Students,” the 2019 NAfME National Conference! Early bird rate ends September 6.

FEATURES AND NEWS

An Important Voice in Music Education

An Important Voice in Music Education In Memoriam Chris Vadala   By NAfME Member Peter J. Perry This article first appeared in the April 2019 issue of Teaching Music magazine.   On January 17, 2019, an important voice in music education was silenced. Chris Vadala, director of jazz studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, and one of the country’s foremost woodwind artists and educators, passed away after a 10-year battle with cancer. His work on saxophones, flutes, and clarinets appeared on more than 100 recordings, as well as…

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Tools for Survival in Today’s Climate

No Teacher Is an Island  Tools for Survival in Today’s Climate   By NAfME Member Dr. Jenny L. Neff   School breaks can lead to thoughts of taking vacation or escaping to a tropical island. The breaks are much needed for creative minds to relax, recharge, and perhaps be inspired by the beauty that surrounds us. But when it comes to working in the arts with colleagues, staying on your private “island” can leave you stranded and fighting for survival. It seems like a simple notion, but how we understand…

“Being Brave, Being Bold, Being Kind, Being Just, Being Loved”

“Being Brave, Being Bold, Being Kind, Being Just, Being Loved”  NAfME Member David LaMorte  By Lisa Ferber  This article first appeared in the April 2019 issue of Teaching Music magazine.   A music educator in New York is the recipient of the 2018 George N. Parks Award for Leadership in Music Education.   David LaMorte, assistant principal of visual, performing, and career arts at Tottenville High School, Staten Island, New York—and winner of the 2018 George N. Parks Award for Leadership in Music Education from NAfME and Music for All—says…

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