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NAfME Civic Action Field Guide

Representing music educators, students, and advocates, NAfME is dedicated to ensuring the accessibility, presence, and perseverance of quality music programs taught by certified music educators, for all students across the nation, regardless of circumstance. Through active advocacy and collaboration, we are changing the national conversation about music’s role in delivering a well-rounded education to all students. This field guide was created by NAfME to help music educators and education stakeholders better understand the processes behind how public education is governed and funded, with an eye toward supporting high-quality music education in districts and at the state level across the nation. Learn More

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FEATURES AND NEWS

Ways to Celebrate Music In Our Schools Month® in Your School

Ways to Celebrate Music In Our Schools Month® in Your School Shine a Spotlight on Music’s Role in All Students’ Education By NAfME member Elizabeth Caldwell Music In Our Schools Month® (MIOSMTM) is a wonderful opportunity to generate buzz for the music program, get everyone in the community thinking and talking about the many different wonderful ways to enjoy music in all its forms, and—most importantly—draw attention to the important role that quality music education plays in every student’s schooling. But let’s face it: March is also a very busy…

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NAfME Member Lori Lyford Receives 2019 BHS/NAfME Music Educator of the Year Award

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Catherina Hurlburt at NAfMEcatherinah@nafme.org or (703) 860-4000 NAfME Member Lori Lyford Receives 2019 BHS/NAfME Music Educator of the Year Award RESTON, VA (February 15, 2019)—The Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) and National Association for Music Education (NAfME) have honored NAfME member Lori Lyford of Chandler High School in Chandler, Arizona, with the 2019 BHS/NAfME Music Educator of the Year Award, in recognition of her excellence in teaching, performance, and lifelong impact on young singers. The award was presented to Ms. Lyford in January during the Next Generation Junior…

No Harm, No Foul: Opportunities and Accolades

No Harm, No Foul Opportunities and Accolades By NAfME Member Audrey Carballo   I will step forward and speak on behalf of (al)most all my fellow music educators when I say I went into teaching because I wanted to make a difference in a child’s life. I wanted to impart my knowledge and love of music unto them. I did not enter my career waiting for the “Great job!” or the “Atta Boy’s” to come. But—it is so nice when they arrive!   Accolades can boost your credibility and worth…

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