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Virtual Teaching and Learning Resources for Music Educators

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. 

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“Music Uplifts Us and Gives Us Hope”

“Music Uplifts Us and Gives Us Hope” An Interview with 2020 All-National Honor Ensemble Modern Band Conductor Tony Sauza   This year the 2020 All-National Honor Ensemble (ANHE) Modern Band will perform alongside five other All-National Honor Ensembles in Orlando, Florida. Tony Sauza will lead the Modern Band. Learn more about Tony Sauza here. In this conversation, Sauza shares some of his thoughts on his favorite songs and artists, tips for auditioning, and the upcoming ANHE Modern Band.     When did you first fall in love with music? I…

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Online Learning in the Ensemble Class?!

Online Learning in the Ensemble Class?! Use Technology and Distance Education to Teach Ensemble Classes Remotely By NAfME Member Peter J. Perry, D.M.A.   The emergency school closures due to COVID-19 have pushed many school systems and teachers to use online or distance education to deliver instruction. The complexities and practicality of this varies with each content area. For example, an online discussion via Google Classroom in an English class or a student-created PowerPoint presentation for a history class, both accompanied by a video lecture through Zoom seem ideal uses…

The Students’ Voice during the COVID-19 Disruption (Part 2 of 2)

The Students’ Voice during the COVID-19 Disruption (Part 2 of 2) “There Is No Such Thing as Balance in Times Like These” By NAfME Member Scott N. Edgar   Building on Part 1 of this blog, students have profound perspectives on e-learning and developing independence during these challenging times. Through their responses, we are learning a great deal about their current mindset, how they are responding to the situation, and perhaps most importantly, a more objective perspective on their in-school music education musically, socially, and emotionally. It should be noted…

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