NAfME National Conference Orlando

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. Join us for “Amplify the Future of Music: Opening Doors for All Students,” the 2019 NAfME National Conference! Earn 15 hours of professional development.

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FEATURES AND NEWS

Edward F. Protzman Named Recipient of the 2019 George N. Parks Award for Leadership in Music Education

For Immediate Release Contact: Catherina Hurlburtcatherinah@nafme.org or (571) 323-3395 Edward F. Protzman of Mason, Ohio, Named Recipient of the 2019 George N. Parks Award from the National Association for Music Education and Music for All RESTON, VA (October 23, 2019)—The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) announced that Edward F. Protzman, Director of Bands at William Mason High School in Mason, Ohio, is the recipient of the 2019 George N. Parks Award for Leadership in Music Education. Mr. Protzman will receive the award during the Opening Ceremony at the Bands of…

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Increasing Diversity and Equity in K–12 Ensemble Repertoire

Programming Diversity Increasing Diversity and Equity in K–12 Ensemble Repertoire By NAfME Member Mary Lynn Doherty, Ph.D. Northern Illinois University   Essential Question: If we believe our curriculum can reflect the values of inclusion and equity, are we intentionally programming and teaching pieces by a diverse group of composers? As music educators, one of the most important things we are responsible for is choosing high quality music to share with our students. Our backgrounds and specialized training in music education give us unique opportunities to serve our students by programming…

The Key to a Successful First Year

The Key to a Successful First Year By NAfME Member Marissa Guarriello This article first appeared on the F-flat Magazine blog. “The greatest use of a life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.”—William James Being a first-year teacher is hard. There’s a lot to think about and often too little time to prepare. You’ll meet more people and learn more names than you can possibly remember. And, most likely, get lost in your school at least once. If you’re moving to a new area or state,…

Marissa Guarriello and some of her music students in black concert attire