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2020 All-National Honor Ensembles

The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE) represent the top performing high school musicians in the United States. So much more than a musical showcase, the ANHE program is a comprehensive and educational experience. The 2020 ensembles will meet at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, under the leadership of top conductors in the field of music education. Ensembles include: Modern Band, Guitar Ensemble, Mixed Choir, Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band, and Jazz Band. Deadline to apply: May 1.

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Guitar Class in the Constitution State

Guitar Class in the Constitution State Number 43: The State of Connecticut By Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Chair   In this edition of “50 States of Guitar Class,” the NAfME Council for Guitar Education visits Danbury, Connecticut, and the guitar program at Immaculate High School which is directed by Niall Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds looks forward to working with students each day who find joy and passion in music. He hopes he can use all his experiences to help his students progress and grow as musicians.  …

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NAfME Elects Scott Sheehan 2020–2022 National President-Elect

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Catherina Hurlburtcatherinah@nafme.org or (571) 323-3395 National Association for Music Education Elects Scott Sheehan2020–2022 National President-Elect NAfME North Central, Southern, and Western Division Presidents-Elect Also Elected RESTON, VA (February 18, 2020)—On February 13, 2020, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) announced the 2020–2022 National President-Elect, Scott Sheehan, elected by NAfME members. Scott Sheehan is the Director of Bands and Music Department Chairperson at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. He is also a consultant for strategic planning and association development. “My vision for music…

Music In Our Schools Month® 2020 Ideas for the Classroom

Music In Our Schools Month® 2020 Ideas for the Classroom Music Changes Lives By NAfME Member Elizabeth Caldwell This blog was first published on “Organized Chaos.”   This year the NAfME Music In Our Schools Month® (MIOSM®) theme is “Music Changes Lives,” and I’m so excited to share some new ideas to celebrate! I’ve been celebrating Music In Our Schools Month with my classes for years, but this new theme has sparked some new ideas that I think will be inspiring for the whole school community.   Because When I first saw the…

Music Changes Lives (MIOSM)