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. 

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Top 10 Most-Read Music Education Blogs of 2022

Top 10 #MusicEd Blogs of 2022 In 2022 music educators were reading about new ideas for their music programs, inclusivity in their classrooms, and notably—teacher recruitment and retention, as education faces a critical moment in which we must plan strategically for the profession and ensuring students receive music education as part of a well-rounded education. Stay tuned this year to announcements about NAfME initiatives on that front. To highlight last year’s blogs from fellow music educators, we’re looking back and sharing the Top Ten Most-Accessed NAfME “Music in a Minuet”…

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Music Finds a Way

Music Finds a Way By Scott R. Sheehan, NAfME President An edited version of this column appeared in the September 2022 Investing in Arts Education issue of Education and Career News. Read the full issue here. In every culture on every continent since the dawn of civilization, music has been part of the human experience. Music communicates and connects people across time and cultures and allows people to find their creative and expressive voice, both individually and with others. Music is part of our identity and how we make sense…

NAfME Statement on FY 2023 Bipartisan Omnibus Agreement

On December 29, 2022, President Joseph Biden signed the FY (Fiscal Year) 2023 appropriations bill, following congressional passage earlier in the week. Congress passed the omnibus agreement after issuing a continuing resolution that extended FY22 government funding through December 23. The FY23 spending bill includes a $3.2 billion (4%) increase to Department of Education (ED) funding, bringing the total ED funding amount to $79.6 billion. Details below: Student Support Title I, Part A—The largest source of federal funding for schools in poverty and economically disadvantaged students. Title I-A is set…