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2018 NAfME National Conference

Join us again in Dallas, TX, as we take a deep dive into leading topics in music education. The following tracks, or “Opuses,” will allow you to share your own practice, collaborate and network with colleagues from across the country, and expand your toolkit of ideas, models, and activities: Amplify: Learning; Amplify: Innovation; Amplify: Involvement; Amplify: Inspiration; and Amplify: Technology. You can earn up to 30 hours of professional development by attending the conference. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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Ways to Mix Up Your Large Ensemble Rehearsals

  Ways to Mix Up Your Large Ensemble Rehearsals By NAfME Member Meghan Cabral This article originally appeared on the Band Director’s Talk Shop blog. Sometimes you just need a change in your rehearsal. I have utilized these ideas as rehearsal mix-it-ups, as rewards, or just for a change. Students become very reliant on the people they sit next to, whether they realize it or not. As we work to get students outside of their little “bubble” of their own instrument, these are ways to get students listening for other…


Quality Over Quantity: A Message to Music Education Majors

  Quality Over Quantity A Message to Music Education Majors By NAfME Member Nicholas Tyler   During my first year of teaching, I have learned that quality matters more than quantity. I am not writing this to boast about myself in any way, but to emphasize that smaller programs have great potential in the schools they serve. Never dismiss the small band programs. When looking for your first job, do not overlook the small band programs as an option for employment. These small bands have a negative reputation simply for…

Longtime NAfME Member Michael L. Mark Passes into History

  Longtime NAfME Member Michael L. Mark Passes into History By Ella Wilcox, Editorial Communications Manager Dr. Michael L. Mark, emeritus professor and former dean of the Graduate School at Towson University in Towson, Maryland, died May 10, 2018. A leading music education history scholar, Mark was a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) for many years, a well-respected teacher and the author, coauthor, or editor of numerous books and articles on music education and music history topics.   James Anthony, an associate professor of music emeritus…

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