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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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5 Tips to Make Yourself Marketable as a Music Educator

5 Tips to Make Yourself Marketable as a Music Educator By NAfME Members Kate Evans and Danielle Woolery   Applying for jobs can be overwhelming. You may find yourself thinking: When should I start thinking about my job search?Am I doing enough to make myself marketable before graduation? Some students wait until the end of their degree to prepare for their job search. You may have heard that: Your college or professors will find you a job. School districts will find you. Only the best music students will get jobs.…

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Active Thinking, Not Just Active Doing, in the Ensemble Classroom

Active Thinking, Not Just Active Doing, in the Ensemble Classroom By NAfME Member Brian N. Weidner Brian N. Weidner presented on “Active Thinking (and Active Doing) in Ensemble Classrooms” during the NAfME 2021 PreK–12 Learning Collaborative in February 2021. Band, choir, and orchestra classrooms easily become spaces where students are physically active but mentally asleep. When the conductor steps on the podium, the students often cede all responsibility for thinking and fall into the lull of following the directions that are given to them. Fortunately, if we are intentional about…

International Coalition Performing Arts Aerosol Study Updates Guidelines for Music Education Classrooms

International Coalition Performing Arts Aerosol Study Updates Guidelines for Music Education Classrooms   The International Coalition Performing Arts Aerosol Study, of which the National Association for Music Education is a member, has released updated guidelines for music education classrooms as school approaches this fall. The guidance updates previous mitigation tactics with the understanding that states need to consult local and state COVID-19 guidance and transmission rates for appropriate mitigation adoption and adjust accordingly. NAfME will continue working closely with The International Coalition Performing Arts Aerosol Study to ensure guidelines are…

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