music education

2018 NAfME National Conference

Join us again in Dallas, TX, as we take a deep dive into leading topics in music education. The following tracks, or “Opuses,” will allow you to share your own practice, collaborate and network with colleagues from across the country, and expand your toolkit of ideas, models, and activities: Amplify: Learning; Amplify: Innovation; Amplify: Involvement; Amplify: Inspiration; and Amplify: Technology. You can earn up to 30 hours of professional development by attending the conference. Justification Toolkit is now availableSponsorship opportunities are available.

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From Doc Martens to Banana Pianos

  From Doc Martens to Banana Pianos Melissa Salguero is the Winner of the 2018 GRAMMY® Music Educator Award™. By Lisa Ferber   This article originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of Teaching Music Magazine.   “It all started with this little Casio keyboard when I was nine or 10 years old,” says Melissa Salguero, NAfME member and winner of the GRAMMY Foundation’s 2018 Music Educator Award. “I got it for Christmas, and I did not stop playing that thing.” Her dream was to be in a rock band. She taught…


Diversity in the Choral Classroom: Adversity or Electricity?

  Diversity in the Choral Classroom: Adversity or Electricity? By NAfME Member Dee Ann Gray   “Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and test of our civilization.” – Mahatma Gandhi Congratulations! You’ve just accepted a choral teaching position in a Title I school in Hawaii, and arrive five weeks into the semester, only to be greeted by suspicious, unfriendly faces with unfamiliar customs and points of view. What do you do? How do you build trust, and foster a sense of teamwork and musical success where…

NAfME Endorses Rep. Velazquez’s GAAME Act of 2018

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is pleased to announce our endorsement of Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez’s (D-NY-7) Guarantee Access to Arts and Music Education (GAAME) Act (H.R. 6137), released earlier today. Often, students of color and students in low-income neighborhoods do not share the same access to a high-quality music and arts education. If passed, this legislation would provide articulating language to encourage school districts to use their Title I, Part A Funds (school-wide and targeted assistance grants) to improve access to music and arts education for disadvantaged and…