2017 National In-Service Conference

The NAfME National Conference is the only music education conference where you can connect and collaborate with music educators from all over the world. NAfME can offer tools and techniques to help your students learn and create in new and inspiring ways. 

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Virtual Music Making for Students with Exceptionalities

You’re Kidding! You Want Me to Do What? Virtual Music Making for Students with Exceptionalities By NAfME Member Deborah Nelson Let me guess. When you are challenged to work with students who are severely cognitively disabled and who might also have physical challenges, you’re stumped. You know music is processed differently in the brain, but without more knowledge about reaching the needs of students with exceptionalities in ways that compensate for their cognitive, physical, sensory, and processing differences that are specific to music, you’re at a loss. Violà! Join virtual…

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Recap: NAfME & CMA Foundation Host Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

NAfME, along with the Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation, celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting a reception, honoring the Wenatchee High School Mariachi Program on Capitol Hill yesterday evening. Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-08), who is the Representative for this High School, organized the group’s visit to Washington, D.C. and spoke at the event. Congressman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) also spoke at the event, and Mariachi Huenachi capped off the night with a performance for Congressional Staffers and the public in attendance. Mariachi Huenachi is the advanced mariachi program at Wenatchee High School,…

Putting It All Together: Standards and Assessment at the District Level

Putting It All Together Standards and Assessment at the District Level By NAfME President Denese Odegaard Don’t know where to begin to implement the standards in your own district or classroom? This workshop will take you through the step-by-step process of: trying standards-based activities for Creating, Performing, and Responding – you’re the student writing a classroom or district standards-based curriculum creating laser-focusing lesson plans and assessments to show student growth learning collaboration techniques for writing standards-based curriculum and calibrating assessment with other staff to ensure “buy-in” obtain lots of free…