2017 National In-Service Conference

The NAfME National Conference is the only music education conference where you can connect and collaborate with music educators from all over the world. NAfME can offer tools and techniques to help your students learn and create in new and inspiring ways. Earn micro-credentials. Room block rate deadline: Oct. 27.

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Ten Music Educators Lead in Writing New Curriculum, Courtesy of the Library of Congress

  For Immediate Release Contact: Catherina Hurlburt at NAfME catherinah@nafme.org or (703) 860-4000 Ten Music Educators Take Lead in Writing New Curriculum, Courtesy of a Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Grant   RESTON, VA (October 19, 2017)—Ten music educators from across the nation convened in Reston, VA, October 15-17 to begin working on writing curriculum units for band and orchestra classrooms. Supported by a Teaching with Primary Sources grant from the Library of Congress, these teachers—five band and five orchestra—will be writing curriculum units based on primary archival…

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Virtual Music Making for Students with Exceptionalities

You’re Kidding! You Want Me to Do What? Virtual Music Making for Students with Exceptionalities By NAfME Member Deborah Nelson Let me guess. When you are challenged to work with students who are severely cognitively disabled and who might also have physical challenges, you’re stumped. You know music is processed differently in the brain, but without more knowledge about reaching the needs of students with exceptionalities in ways that compensate for their cognitive, physical, sensory, and processing differences that are specific to music, you’re at a loss. Violà! Join virtual…

Recap: NAfME & CMA Foundation Host Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

NAfME, along with the Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation, celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting a reception, honoring the Wenatchee High School Mariachi Program on Capitol Hill yesterday evening. Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-08), who is the Representative for this High School, organized the group’s visit to Washington, D.C. and spoke at the event. Congressman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) also spoke at the event, and Mariachi Huenachi capped off the night with a performance for Congressional Staffers and the public in attendance. Mariachi Huenachi is the advanced mariachi program at Wenatchee High School,…

Hispanic Heritage Month