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Virtual Teaching and Learning Resources for Music Educators

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. 

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Three School Districts Pilot New Curriculum from National Association for Music Education

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Catherina Hurlburt at NAfMEcatherinah@nafme.org or (703) 860-4000   Three School Districts Pilot New Curriculum from National Association for Music Education Music Education Programs in California, Kansas, and Maryland Lead Pilot New Library of Congress Curriculum Created with Teaching with Primary Sources Program RESTON, VA (March 4, 2021)—In 2016, National Association for Music Education (NAfME) was one of 21 organizations that received a Library of Congress grant for its Teaching with Primary Sources program, to support the effective use of digitized primary sources in K–12 classrooms. To date,…

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Resources for Learning the Violin Audition Excerpt: Mendelssohn Scherzo

Resources for Learning the Violin Audition Excerpt: Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scherzo By NAfME Member Tomás Cotik Copyright © by Tomás Cotik – All rights reserved. The April 2021 issue of Teaching Music will include an article by Tomás Cotik on recording guidelines for recorded auditions. This is article three of six supplementing that upcoming article. Below, you will find a brief introduction about the piece followed by a couple of recommendations of orchestral recordings and a list of concise advice that focuses on solving the usual problems that I…

The Virtual Performance Is Here to Stay

The Virtual Performance Is Here to Stay Process over Performance  By NAfME Member Nicole Guimaraes The original article first appeared on Nicole Guimaraes’s blog. Virtual Performances—they have become commonplace in the age of online music teaching and the coronavirus. Our students put on their headphones, play or sing along with a recording, and then through the magic of editing, they are all able to perform together. While it’s not, in any way, the same as a live concert, it makes for a meaningful project, rewarding in its own way. And…

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