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Get Back into the Rehearsal with Technology

Get Back into the Rehearsal with Technology Use Your New Technology Skills to Facilitate Rebuilding Student In-Person Ensemble Skills  By NAfME Member Peter J. Perry, D.M.A. Ensemble classes across the country have been severely disrupted since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to this emergency, ensemble teachers stepped up to continue teaching band, orchestra, jazz ensemble, and chorus using a variety of technology and essentially reworking ensemble instruction almost entirely. For those places in the country that have remained virtual or hybrid, ensemble classes in their traditional…

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Inspire Your Students to Compose Anthems and Share Their Talent with Musical Icons

Inspire Your Students to Compose Anthems and Share Their Talent with Musical Icons By Sarah Baer and Amanda Little, sponsored by NAfME Corporate Member Kidizenship What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the national anthem? Do you see the crowd standing at the presidential inauguration and Lady Gaga hitting the high notes on the White House balcony? Do you think of “rockets’ red glare” and the flag waving “o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?” If you could ask…

Connecting Students’ Love of Music to Music Class

Connecting Students’ Love of Music to Music Class By Serena Robinett, sponsored by Soundtrap What music do your students listen to on Spotify, YouTube, and TikTok? Do they listen to wind band music or Dvorak? My students did not. They listened to hip hop, EDM (electronic dance music), Top 40 hits, and music rooted in their cultures. As a teacher who valued my students’ voice and interests, I tried to implement their musical tastes in my classroom. We played easy instrumental versions of their favorite songs like Mask Off by…

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