NAfME National Conference Orlando

NAfME National Conference

Join your fellow music educators in Orlando, where we’ll come together to lead our profession’s direction, engage with each other as colleagues, and inspire one another to guide our music students to excellence. Don’t miss powerful sessions, rousing student performances, and the chance to connect with music educators from around the nation! NAfME is also excited to bring the All-National Honor Ensembles back to the National Conference. Join us for “Amplify the Future of Music: Opening Doors for All Students,” the 2019 NAfME National Conference! Earn 15 hours of professional development.

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Five Reasons to Apply for the CMA Foundation Music Teachers of Excellence Award

Five Reasons to Apply for the CMA Foundation Music Teachers of Excellence Award By NAfME member Franklin J. Willis, sponsored by the CMA Foundation   Being a recipient of the CMA Foundation Music Teachers of Excellence award revived my passion and commitment to music education. At the time, I was a novice middle school choral music educator who was questioning my choice to be a music educator. I worked long hours trying to provide learning opportunities for my school through significant musical experiences. I was creating a choral program that…

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Maximizing the Interdependence of the Artistic Processes

Maximizing the Interdependence of the Artistic Processes Putting It All Together   By NAfME Member Dr. Johanna J. Siebert Multiple workshops, inservices, and sessions have been held detailing and explaining the 2014 Music Standards, but if you are like many other educators you may still be thinking, “These are fine, but how do I put this all together in my lessons and curriculum?”   I have heard from many music teachers that there’s just no time to amply cover the multitude of performance standards at so many levels when concert…

Appropriations for Well-Rounded Education Funding in the New Federal Fiscal Year

It’s October 11 – Happy Federal Fiscal New Year! It’s a new federal fiscal year (FY20), and we have started another year without final allocations for federal agencies and programs, including federal funding for a well-rounded education. The federal budget and appropriations process for FY20 has been complicated, to say the least. The House of Representatives began their appropriations process early in the year but did so without an overall budget agreement with the Senate and the President. The absence of a “topline” budget amount resulted in generous education funding…