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. Justification Toolkit is now available. Deep discounts on registration rates are available with hotel packagesSponsorship opportunities are available.

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What Type of Choir Director Are You?

What Type of Choir Director Are You? By Ashley Danyew This article was originally published on the OUP Blog. Think about the choir directors you’ve had in the past. What were they like? Each one likely had a different approach to leading, conducting, and communicating. What makes a great leader? Which communication style is most effective? Let’s begin with leadership style. Determining Your Leadership Style How do you interact with others? Writer David Jensen described two types of people: open and reserved. According to an article by Jenson on behavioral style,”Open people . .…

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Ideas for an Awesome Music Classroom

Ideas for an Awesome Music Classroom Creating a Space for All By NAfME Member Audrey Carballo   If you search Google for a music classroom image, you will be inundated with so many different images. Everything ranging from elementary to middle and high school settings, to band, orchestra, and choral configurations, and pictures of everything in between. What I do know is, the number of waking hours we spend in our classrooms far outweigh the number of hours we spend in our actual homes. We want to make our environment…

Guitar Class in 50 States – Number 6: The Sunshine State

  Guitar Class in 50 States Number 6: The Sunshine State By Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Chair NAfME Council for Guitar Education Southern Division Representative Christopher Perez is a leader in the field and one of the reasons why Florida remains strong in the guitar education movement (more students were chosen for NAfME All-National Guitar Ensemble than any other state). He is very active as a teacher, presenter, adjudicator, clinician, composer/arranger and musician. Currently Mr. Perez is the Director of Guitar Studies at Freedom High School…