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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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NAfME Supports Arts Coalition Study on Effects of COVID-19

  NAfME Supports Arts Coalition Study on Effects of COVID-19 on Return to the Rehearsal Hall NAfME is supporting a new study on the effects of COVID-19 on the return to the rehearsal hall. The study will examine aerosol rates produced by wind instrumentalists, vocalists, and even actors, and how quickly those aerosol rates accumulate in a space.  As part of NAfME support for the study, our Society chairs (SRME chair Deborah A. Confredo and SMTE chair Linda Thornton) and NAfME President Kathleen D. Sanz, as well as NAfME staff, have…

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Guitar Class in the Mountain State

Guitar Class in the Mountain State Number 48: The State of West Virginia By Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Immediate Past Chair   Images in this article were taken before the closure of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tug Valley High School is in rural Northern Mingo County, Williamson, West Virginia, and is fortunate to have music educator J. Alan Riffle on their faculty. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and a member and former facilitator of the Mingo County Music Educators PLC. Riffle…

NAfME Joins 52 Other National Organizations to Support Arts Education as Essential

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Tooshar SwainToosharS@nafme.org or (571) 323-5925 NAfME Joins 52 Other National Organizations to Support Arts Education as Essential for Students during COVID-19 Pandemic RESTON, VA (May 27, 2020)—As policymakers plan for school reopening in the fall, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) joined 52 other organizations in a statement that supports an arts education for all students. In the statement, “Arts Education Is Essential,” the signing organizations convey that the arts have already played a pivotal and uplifting role during the health crisis, and that arts education…

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