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2018 NAfME National Conference

Join us again in Dallas, TX, as we take a deep dive into leading topics in music education. The following tracks, 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 conference. Justification Toolkit is now availableSponsorship opportunities are available.

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Pursuing His Passions: Faith, Family, Farm, and Music

  Pursuing His Passions: Faith, Family, Farm, and Music Fred Ritter Recently Retired from the Nebraska Public Schools By NAfME member Lori Schwartz Reichl   This article originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of Teaching Music Magazine.   After a remarkable 37-year career, Fred Ritter retired from teaching vocal music in the Nebraska public schools in 2015. Ritter began teaching in 1978 in the North Platte School District, first at the junior high and then at the high school. After 12 years, he moved to Columbus High School, where he…


House Releases Labor, HHS, Education Bill for FY 2019

Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee released their Labor-HHS-Education bill for Fiscal Year 2019. In total, the bill would provide $177.1 billion in discretionary spending, which includes $71 billion for the U.S. Department of Education and its associated programs. This is a $43 million increase from their proposal in FY 2018.  On Friday, June 15, the bill went through an uncontentious markup featuring no amendment process and was cleared by the presiding subcommittee through a voice vote. Education Provisions of Note Below is a table consisting…

The School Music Radio Show!

  The School Music Radio Show! By Adam Perlmutter   This article first appeared in the August 2017 issue of Teaching Music.   Katie Carlisle, associate professor of music education at Georgia State University in Atlanta, sees many benefits in using a contemporary radio show format in the classroom: “They can depict real or imagined people, places, and events. Within all of this, there is opportunity for composition and improvisation”—works that, incidentally, can be submitted to the NAfME Student Composers Competition.   Carlisle finds that there are different ways to explore…

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