NAfME National Conference Orlando

NAfME National Conference

Join your fellow music educators in Orlando, where we’ll come together to lead our profession’s direction, engage with each other as colleagues, and inspire one another to guide our music students to excellence. Don’t miss powerful sessions, rousing student performances, and the chance to connect with music educators from around the nation! NAfME is also excited to bring the All-National Honor Ensembles back to the National Conference. Join us for “Amplify the Future of Music: Opening Doors for All Students,” the 2019 NAfME National Conference! Earn 15 hours of professional development.

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Maximizing the Interdependence of the Artistic Processes

Maximizing the Interdependence of the Artistic Processes Putting It All Together   By NAfME Member Dr. Johanna J. Siebert Multiple workshops, inservices, and sessions have been held detailing and explaining the 2014 Music Standards, but if you are like many other educators you may still be thinking, “These are fine, but how do I put this all together in my lessons and curriculum?”   I have heard from many music teachers that there’s just no time to amply cover the multitude of performance standards at so many levels when concert…

hands holding puzzle pieces in a circle

Appropriations for Well-Rounded Education Funding in the New Federal Fiscal Year

It’s October 11 – Happy Federal Fiscal New Year! It’s a new federal fiscal year (FY20), and we have started another year without final allocations for federal agencies and programs, including federal funding for a well-rounded education. The federal budget and appropriations process for FY20 has been complicated, to say the least. The House of Representatives began their appropriations process early in the year but did so without an overall budget agreement with the Senate and the President. The absence of a “topline” budget amount resulted in generous education funding…

A Bigger Life: An Open Letter from a 3 Strings UnLoCkeD Southwest Parent

A Bigger Life An Open Letter from a 3 Strings UnLoCkeD Southwest Parent By NAfME Council for Guitar Education in collaboration with Parent Ms. Sarah Shea   “Michael finally fell in love with high school, and I truly believe it all started with that little music class. Ruth made his life bigger.” The NAfME Council for Guitar Education would like to share an open letter to the NAfME membership from a music student parent of Ruth LeMay. Ms. LeMay is the Director of Guitar Education and founder of 3 Strings…

3 Strings UnLoCkeD guitar ensemble group photo with members posing with their string instruments