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NAfME National Conference

Join your fellow music educators in Orlando, where we’ll come together to lead our profession’s direction, engage with each other as colleagues, and inspire one another to guide our music students to excellence. Don’t miss powerful sessions, rousing student performances, and the chance to connect with music educators from around the nation! NAfME is also excited to bring the All-National Honor Ensembles back to the National Conference. Make your plans now to attend “Amplify the Future of Music: Opening Doors for All Students,” the 2019 NAfME National Conference! Early bird rate ends September 6.

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When Should You Retire?

When Should You Retire? The Skills and Models of a Happy Retirement By NAfME Member Paul K. Fox This article first appeared on Paul Fox’s blog here. [Portions reprinted from the state journal of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, PMEA News, Spring 2019 issue – All rights reserved.]   Is It TIME to Retire? This is a personal question that no one but YOU can answer. This choice may be uppermost in your mind, especially if you are within a couple years of that so-called “retirement age.” Most school districts require advance…

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Title IV-A Call-to-Action

Title IV-A Call-to-Action Please join more than 1,000 NAfME members who have already engaged in the Title IV-A call-to-action—and let Congress know that school districts need adequate funding to help support their music programs. Title IV-A is a flexible block grant that allows districts to invest in well-rounded programs, which includes music education. Because of the grant’s significant potential to improve access to music education for students and to support student success, Title IV-A is among the top NAfME priorities in the annual federal budget and appropriations process. Why Now?…

The Student Teacher in the Guitar Classroom

The Student Teacher in the Guitar Classroom An Interview with Mark Juliano of The College of New Jersey By Thomas Amoriello, Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Chair   During the 2018-19 school year, I was approached by The College of New Jersey (Ewing, New Jersey) to be the cooperating teacher for music education major Mark Juliano here at Reading Fleming Intermediate School in the Flemington Raritan School District (Flemington, New Jersey). Mark specialized in the classical guitar as his applied instrument of study; whereas normally public school music education…

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