Virtual Teaching and Learning Resources for Music Educators

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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Wisconsin Music Educators Association Receives 2020 Excellence in Advocacy Award

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Catherina or 571-323-3395 Wisconsin Music Educators AssociationReceives 2020 Excellence in Advocacy Award   RESTON, VA (August 13, 2020)—The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has awarded the Wisconsin Music Educators Association (WMEA) the 2020 Excellence in Advocacy Award in recognition of their efforts advocating for music education. NAfME President and Board Chair Dr. Mackie V. Spradley presented the award during the NAfME National Leadership Assembly, conducted virtually in June.   “We are exceptionally proud of the work that the Wisconsin MEA is doing in their…

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From the Hood to the White House: One NAfME Member’s Inspirational Story

From the Hood to the White House Chelsea Cook Shares the Details of Her Remarkable Career in Her Wildly Inspirational Book By NAfME Member Chelsea Cook   Let me tell you my story. Last summer, I had the opportunity to present at a seminar in Baltimore City Schools. One of my sessions was entitled “Lemonade: Making the Most of What You Have.” Pretty catchy, isn’t it? It was a course that was designed for secondary music educators to think of creative ways to build their programs regardless of their resources.…

State Advocacy Leadership Forces: A New State Trend

My job as State Advocacy Engagement Manager for NAfME is to help state music education associations (MEAs) position themselves to be successful advocates for music education. To that end, I have worked with many states throughout the past year, and I’ve seen all of them do incredible work. At some point, most MEAs have asked this question: “What can we do to make our members and our association proactive advocates instead of reactive advocates?” A recent trend to establish more proactive advocacy is the creation of state-based Advocacy Leadership Forces.…