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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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,…

Hispanic Heritage Month

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…

A Collegiate Advocate: Member Spotlight

A Collegiate Advocate Member Spotlight: Lauren B. Lewis By Joanne Sydney Lessner This article originally appeared in the October 2017 Teaching Music. Lauren B. Lewis, a music education and applied clarinet major at East Carolina University (ECU) in Greenville, North Carolina, is one of this year’s recipients of NAfME’s Shannon Kelly Kane scholarships. Now a senior, Lewis joined her school’s NAfME Collegiate chapter as a sophomore and was elected its president last January. In addition to maintaining the chapter’s focus on service, advocacy, and fundraising, she has made professional development a priority,…