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2018 Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference

This biennial event provides a forum for music education researchers, music teacher educators, program leaders, music administrators, curriculum specialists, P-12 teachers, and graduate students in music education to encounter new, original, and high-quality research and pedagogical innovations that advance music education, thus shaping the future of the discipline and profession. NAfME members attend the biennial Conference at a preferred rate.

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NAfME Statement on FY 2018 Bipartisan Omnibus Agreement

NAfME Statement on FY 2018 Bipartisan Omnibus Agreement The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) released the following statement in response to yesterday’s news that Congress has reached a deal on the fiscal year 2018 spending bill: “The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is thrilled to support Congress’ FY 2018 bipartisan omnibus appropriations bill.  This spending proposal not only rejects several of the President’s proposed eliminations, but also provides notable increases to several key well-rounded education programs. We are most thrilled with Congress’ decision to provide $1.1 billion in…

Voice and Choice in Music Class

Voice and Choice in Music Class: How I Increased Voice and Choice in My Music Classes, and Why I’ll Never Look Back By NAfME Member Theresa Ducassoux “Voice and Choice” is a term frequently used when discussing today’s classroom. To a music teacher, it might seem like a silly phrase; we hear student voices all the time! Why do we need to increase that? But when used in the general education setting, the term takes on a different meaning. What is Voice and Choice? According to Holly Clark, an educational strategist,…

Reaching All Students with Music Education

Reaching All Students with Music Education: Professional Development Opportunities in Popular Music Pedagogy By Gareth Dylan Smith, sponsored by Little Kids Rock Popular music is not suitable for every music classroom. Similarly, pedagogical approaches commonly associated with popular music education (e.g., informal learning, non-formal learning, improvisation) are not appropriate in all music education contexts. However, for teachers who wish to reach students beyond the relatively small number involved nationwide in traditional large ensembles in middle and high schools, or for some who may be seeking ways to revive arts programing in…