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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. Make your plans now to attend “Amplify the Future of Music: Opening Doors for All Students,” the 2019 NAfME National Conference! Early bird rate ends September 6.


Tools for Survival in Today’s Climate

No Teacher Is an Island  Tools for Survival in Today’s Climate   By NAfME Member Dr. Jenny L. Neff   School breaks can lead to thoughts of taking vacation or escaping to a tropical island. The breaks are much needed for creative minds to relax, recharge, and perhaps be inspired by the beauty that surrounds us. But when it comes to working in the arts with colleagues, staying on your private “island” can leave you stranded and fighting for survival. It seems like a simple notion, but how we understand…

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“Being Brave, Being Bold, Being Kind, Being Just, Being Loved”

“Being Brave, Being Bold, Being Kind, Being Just, Being Loved”  NAfME Member David LaMorte  By Lisa Ferber  This article first appeared in the April 2019 issue of Teaching Music magazine.   A music educator in New York is the recipient of the 2018 George N. Parks Award for Leadership in Music Education.   David LaMorte, assistant principal of visual, performing, and career arts at Tottenville High School, Staten Island, New York—and winner of the 2018 George N. Parks Award for Leadership in Music Education from NAfME and Music for All—says…

A Message for Members: We’re Improving Your Online Member Experience!

  This July, NAfME will unveil improvements to your online member experience. We are doing this to provide a smoother, more secure experience for members. Our new membership system will enable you to quickly and easily … Login to view or update your account Renew your membership Create your own secure password Access members-only benefits including online journals and discounts on resources Here’s what you need to know: On July 1, the member renewal function on the NAfME website will be shut down for four weeks so we can begin…

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