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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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Lessons Learned Teaching during a Pandemic

Lessons Learned Teaching during a Pandemic By NAfME Member Suzanne N. Hall This article first appeared in the March 2022 issue of Music Educators Journal. I have dabbled in developing an online course in my prior academic appointment, and the process took months of planning, with the outcome being a hybrid course for elementary educators on how to incorporate music in the classroom. The challenge I faced was how to convert hands-on music activities into a tangible experience virtually. To provide both experiential music experiences in person and additional knowledge-building…

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NAfME Endorses the Advancing Equity Through the Arts and Humanities Act

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has endorsed the Advancing Equity Through the Arts and Humanities Act (H.R. 7627), introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13). If passed, the bill would create a new Advancing Equity Through the Arts and Humanities Program that would be carried out jointly by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Music and the arts play a vital role in America, but unfortunately, not all citizens have the same level of access to quality music and arts…

Using Technology to Enhance Your School Concert

Concert Technology Using Technology to Enhance Your School Concert By NAfME Member Peter J. Perry, D.M.A. I will never take for granted the ability to sit down in person with other people and play music together. One thing the pandemic especially took away from musicians was this ability, and more specifically, the ability to perform together for our community. The excitement of having LIVE (non-virtual) performances is palatable for our students and audiences. Some performance mitigations that were previously necessary to get back to this point used technology and can…

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