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NAfME Collegiate Advocacy Summit

Don’t miss this opportunity to join us in Washington, D.C., this June, for mentoring and professional development that will empower you to be the advocate you need to be, for yourself, and for your students. Help lead our next steps in this new era for music education. Explore the nation’s capital with peer collegiate leaders from across the country while you learn about the latest federal policies affecting music education. Receive advocacy and leadership training that you can take back to share with your chapter and use in your career and go “behind the scenes” as we meet face-to-face with legislators and their staffs. Register Today


Connecting to the Process of Making Music: An Interview with Emily Threinen

Connecting to the Process of Making Music An Interview with 2019 All-National Honor Ensemble Concert Band Conductor Emily Threinen   This year the 2019 All-National Honor Ensemble (ANHE) Concert Band will perform alongside five other All-National Honor Ensembles in Orlando, Florida. Emily Threinen, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands at the University of Minnesota School of Music in Minneapolis, will lead the 2019 ANHE Concert Band. At the University of Minnesota, Threinen conducts the acclaimed Wind Ensemble, guides the graduate wind band conducting program, and provides administrative leadership…

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Guitar Class in the Peach State

Guitar Class in the Peach State Number 12: The State of Georgia   By Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Chair   In 2009, Dr. Rob Pethel initiated a classroom guitar program at Sutton Middle School in Atlanta, Georgia, where he continues to teach and serve as the chair of the Arts/H.P.E. department. Rob is in demand as a clinician, having conducted workshops for Teaching Guitar Workshop, Georgia Music Educators Association, and Atlanta Public Schools. Though entrenched in educational research, he maintains a personal passion for music performance. He…

Helping Students Find Their Identity through Music: Music Educator Award Winner Jeffery Redding

Helping Students Find Their Identity through Music: GRAMMY Music Educator AwardTM Winner Jeffery Redding Jeffery Redding was named the 2019 Music Educator Award honoree. Apply by March 31, 2019, for the 2020 award. The GRAMMY Museum and The Recording Academy® selected 10 finalists for the 2019 Music Educator Award. Eight of the finalists are NAfME members as was last year’s winner, Melissa Salguero of P.S. 48 Joseph R. Drake in the Bronx, New York. Teachers are encouraged to apply for the 2019 award by March 31 by visiting Participating in the application process makes you part…