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. We will be updating these resources frequently.


Motivating Your Ensemble: Ignite a Spark!

Motivating Your Ensemble Ignite a Spark! By NAfME Member Wendy K. Matthews When making music with others, the ensemble is able to become much more than the sum of its individual parts. What can we do as conductors to guide and shape this process? One approach is to nurture two motivational constructs from psychology: self-efficacy and collective efficacy.   As defined by noted psychologist Albert Bandura, self-efficacy is one’s personal beliefs regarding their capabilities to perform certain behaviors successfully, and collective efficacy is an indicator of a group’s judgment of…

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Find Freedom Songs in QuaverMusic

Find Freedom Songs in QuaverMusic Utilize QuaverMusic’s Freedom Songs during Black History Month! This blog is sponsored by NAfME Corporate Member QuaverMusic. QuaverMusic is proud to provide a collection of Freedom Songs for use in music classrooms across the country and around the world! As an online curriculum, QuaverMusic is always growing and adding new resources and tools. One of the most notable and recent additions to QuaverMusic are the Freedom Songs that highlight the gospel music genre. Inside QuaverMusic, teachers will find a collection of six Freedom Songs that…

533 Students from 48 States and Territories to Perform in National Online Concert during Music In Our Schools Month®

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Kristen Rencher at or (571) 323-5898 533 Students from 48 States and Territories to Perform in National Online Concert during Music In Our Schools Month® RESTON, VA (January 18, 2022)—During the 2020–21 school year, talented music students across the United States and overseas in military base schools practiced diligently to gain a chair or part in their local, district, and state music honor ensembles. And of those high school musicians who were accepted to their district or All-State music ensembles, 533 of them—the “best of the…

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