2017 National In-Service Conference

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“Dude, You’re a Fag!”: On Being a Gay Music Teacher in the South

  “Dude, You’re a Fag!” On Being a Gay Music Teacher in the South: Perspectives from 2000 to Today   By NAfME Member Webb Parker   My assumption is that you read this title and had one of four reactions: Discomfort: Seeing the word “fag” in print caused you to recoil a bit. Empathy: A phrase similar to this has been hurled at you or someone you care about. Questioning: You asked yourself, “Why would NAfME publish this? Is there a political agenda? A biased editor? Or, is this a…

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Engaging All Types of Learners in the Music Classroom

Engaging All Types of Learners in the Music Classroom Tools and Techniques to Reach Different Types of Learners in the Music Classroom  By NAfME Member Brian Wagner   Music teachers often have a difficult job creating exciting and innovative activities for students. These activities can include: singing songs, listening to musical examples, learning to play different types of instruments, learning to read music, incorporating folk dances, composing, and being exposed to historical and multicultural music. Nevertheless, not every student who enters the music room learns in the same way, especially…

North Carolina Music Educators Association Named NAfME’s 2017 Excellence in Advocacy Award Winner

For Immediate Release Contact: Catherina Hurlburt at NAfME catherinah@nafme.org or (703) 860-4000 North Carolina Music Educators Association Named NAfME’s 2017 Excellence in Advocacy Award Winner   RESTON, VA (July 19, 2017)—This past June 29, 2017, the North Carolina Music Educators Association (NCMEA), a federated music education association (MEA) of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), received the 2017 Excellence in Advocacy Award for their work in advocating for music education in North Carolina. NCMEA President James Daugherty and Executive Director Pat Hall, along with NCMEA Immediate Past President Richard…

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