music education and music research conference proposals

AMPLIFY 2020: Bringing the Future into Focus

Submit a session or poster presentation proposal for the 2020 NAfME National Conference by February 3. This year, the biennial NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference will take place concurrently with the PreK–12 conference. This unique congruence of practitioners and researchers, along with the excitement of the 2020 All-National Honor Ensembles, will bring unmatched opportunities for interaction, interconnection, and interdisciplinary learning among all the conference attendees. Submit a PreK–12 conference session proposal and/or a Music Research and Teacher Education conference session proposal today.

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2020 Census and Its Implications for Federal Education Funding  

How the 2020 Census Affects Federal Education Funding You may have heard about the upcoming 2020 national census in the news. The national census, which takes place every 10 years, aims to count every person living in the United States and collect their demographic data. This information serves as a guide for many important decisions, including how many congressional representatives each state gets and how state and local governments spend resources. But the census is critical to public schools as well and has enormous implications for how education is funded…

United States 2020 census form
Julia Gaul playing guitar

Guitar Class in the Evergreen State

Guitar Class in the Evergreen State Number 42: The State of Washington By Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Chair   In this edition of “50 States of Guitar Class,” the NAfME Council for Guitar Education visits NAfME member Julia Gaul who is a Music Specialist at Grand Mound Elementary School in Rochester, Washington. Rochester is a rural community that is located twenty miles south of Olympia. The ukulele and guitar are becoming a popular alternative for use in the elementary setting, and she is proof that, “Where…

How the NAfME Collegiate Advocacy Summit Helped Reorient Our Collegiate Chapter

How the 2019 NAfME Collegiate Advocacy Summit Helped Reorient Our Collegiate Chapter Mission, Purpose, and Growth in Our Campus Chapter By NAfME Collegiate Member Jacob Austrino   For the past two years at Ohio University, we had been searching for ways to enhance our NAfME Collegiate chapter. We have been looking to maximize our attendance, create interesting and applicable meetings, and motivate our peers to put professional development at the forefront of their educational aspirations.   How I Discovered the Summit  In our chapter, we have always focused on hosting…

guest speaker presents at 2019 Collegiate Advocacy Summit