2017 National In-Service Conference

The NAfME National Conference is the only music education conference where you can connect and collaborate with music educators from all over the world. NAfME can offer tools and techniques to help your students learn and create in new and inspiring ways. Early bird rate deadline: September 30.

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The Mystery of “Those” Clarinet High Notes – Part 2

The Mystery of “Those” Clarinet High Notes – Part 2 How Do We Make Those High Notes Sound Better? By NAfME Member Meghan Cabral   This article is part 2 of “The Mystery of the Clarinet’s High Notes” which appeared in the August 2017 issue of Teaching Music. Note: click images to enlarge. View a PDF of this article. As previously discussed in the August 2017 issue of Teaching Music, it is all about oral cavity placement. High tongue + firm embouchure = good tone (in all registers). The first…

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Digital Portfolios in the Music Classroom

Digital Portfolios in the Music Classroom: Capturing Your Students Best Work By Graham Hepburn, sponsored by QuaverMusic   As a music educator, you have a front row seat to witness the growth that your students achieve each year. The challenge comes when translating that growth into hard data. But, that data is what administrators really want to see. Digital portfolios offer an effective and efficient answer to this challenge. What is a Digital Portfolio? A digital portfolio is a collection—or portfolio—of student work used to demonstrate evidence of learning. Teachers…

Title IV-A Coalition to Host Capitol Hill Press Event

Title IV-A Coalition to Host Capitol Hill Press Event On Thursday, September 14 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, the Title IV-A Coalition will host a special public policy briefing on the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grant program under Title IV-A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). As a proud member of the Coalition, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is contributing by providing several speakers, including NAfME President (2016 – 2018), Denese Odegaard, who will participate on the “Well-Rounded Education” panel.   Moderated by Alyson Klein…