Members of NAfME Societies and Councils have provided these resources from their own original teaching experiences, music educators in their school districts, universities, communities, peers, or other trusted sources. We thank them for their assistance and commitment to NAfME members as we all pull together to keep educating and making music. We will be updating these resources frequently.
Baldwin Wallace University


Retirement Prep Top Ten Treasures

Retirement Prep Top Ten Treasures A Treasure Chest of Tips for Living the Dream! By NAfME Member Paul K. Fox This article originally appeared on Paul Fox’s blog here. Advice from a Happy Retiree Are you retiring soon? Thinking about “taking the plunge” and “Crossing the Rubicon” into your “second beginnings” or “next chapter” of senior life? No matter how busy you are now, you need to “take five” from your work or personal to-do’s and review the following recommendations from past blog posts at this site. Consider this a personal…

Senior couple in living room, man reading book and woman using digital tablet
United States Capitol

Legislative Priorities for Fiscal Year 2023

NAfME FY 2023 Legislative Agenda NAfME is pleased to release its Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Legislative Agenda, which was developed in cooperation with the NAfME Music Education Policy Roundtable. The agenda highlights the value of music education as part of a well-rounded education for each child and communicates NAfME’s position on issues at the federal level. In regular meetings with roundtable partners, their expertise was leveraged to determine the appropriate funding levels for each program and other policy requests that will help advance music and arts education. Our top priorities…

“My Students Make Almost All of the Musical Choices for the Ensemble” 

“My Students Make Almost All of the Musical Choices for the Ensemble” An Interview with 2022 All-National Honor Ensemble Modern Band Conductor Bryan Powell This year the 2022 All-National Honor Ensemble (ANHE) Modern Band will perform alongside five other All-National Honor Ensembles in National Harbor, Maryland, near Washington, DC. Bryan Powell will lead the Modern Band. Learn more about Bryan Powell here. Here, Powell shares some of his thoughts on favorite repertoire, his musical inspiration, and the upcoming ANHE Modern Band. When did you first fall in love with music?…

Bryan Powell