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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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Adult Education: Rock Camp

Adult Education: Rock CampInterview with Electric Rock Bassist Bjorn Englen and Music Director Valerie Ince  By Thomas Amoriello, NAfME Council for Guitar Education Chair Elect Our average NAfME member may have an idea of what traditional band or music summer camp is about from their unique experiences. This article is meant to share a different perspective on the summer camp music-making tradition. Music camp is not just about a certain style of music or just for teenagers! When Swedish-born, LA-based electric bassist Bjorn Englen is not touring the world as the…

Music Education & Final State ESSA Plans

How Does Music Education Fare in the Final Round of State ESSA Plan Submissions? In May, NAfME published an analysis of how music and arts education fared within the first round of ESSA state plans submitted for review to the U.S. Department of Education. The final submission deadline for states to submit plans was September 18th. Since then, the NAfME Public Policy Team has been reviewing the 48 state plans submitted since last April. While the Every Student Succeeds (ESSA) Act outlines the overall use of federal education funds, the…

Singing Phones: A DIY project for Elementary Music Teachers

Singing Phones: A DIY project for Elementary Music Teachers By NAfME Member Jennifer Hibbard Do-it-yourself projects aren’t new to teachers of any subject or grade level. Teacher-made tools are often a necessity in elementary music classrooms, where limited classroom budgets are meant to provide for an entire student population. Sometimes that means making enough items for 500 or more students on a budget of $50 or less. Perhaps that’s why blog posts featuring Puffball Rhythm Monsters, Teacher ToolBoxes, and Pool Noodle Ponies are so popular among elementary music teachers. If…