NAfME Civic Action Field Guide

Representing music educators, students, and advocates, NAfME is dedicated to ensuring the accessibility, presence, and perseverance of quality music programs taught by certified music educators, for all students across the nation, regardless of circumstance. Through active advocacy and collaboration, we are changing the national conversation about music’s role in delivering a well-rounded education to all students. This field guide was created by NAfME to help music educators and education stakeholders better understand the processes behind how public education is governed and funded, with an eye toward supporting high-quality music education in districts and at the state level across the nation. Learn More


NAfME Celebrates 70 Members Who Are Newly Certified NBCT Music Educators 

NAfME Celebrates 70 Members Who Are Newly CertifiedNBCT Music Educators  This past week, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards celebrated 3,907 new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs). Each of these accomplished educators earned this prestigious achievement through a rigorous, performance-based and peer-review process, exemplifying their direct impact on student learning and achievement. This year, there were 61 newly certified NBCTs in Music, Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood; and 68 newly certified NBCTs in Music, Early and Middle Childhood. NAfME is delighted to share that out of those 129 newly certified music…

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Six of Ten GRAMMY Music Educator Finalists for 2019 Are NAfME Members

Six of Ten GRAMMY Music Educator Finalists for 2019 Are NAfME Members   The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Museum® announced ten finalists for the 2019 GRAMMY Music Educator Award™, and six of the ten are members of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME)*. More than 2,800 initial nominations were submitted from across the country — from public to private school educators, from general music teachers to band directors, choral conductors, string teachers, and college professors. NAfME congratulates each and every one of these talented, dedicated music educators.  Here are this…

What about the Electric Bass?

What about the Electric Bass? Interview with Professional Bassist James Amelio Pulli By Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Chair   Lurking in the shadows of the six-string guitar, the electric bass is a slimmer, more versatile instrument than the traditional upright bass in the areas of recording, effects processing, instrument care, economical cost, and travel options. The four-string instrument is tuned an octave lower than a guitar at 4 = E, 3 = A, 2= D, 1= G, and is plucked with fingers or plectrum as opposed…

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