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NAfME 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 2019 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: Concert Band, Mixed Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Guitar Ensemble, and Modern Band (new this year). Apply Today

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Guitar (and Ukulele) Class in The Last Frontier State

Guitar (and Ukulele) Class in The Last Frontier State Number 14: The State of Alaska   By Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education   Kiel Schweizer is currently teaching the East High School Guitar Program for the Anchorage School District and recently created and implemented a new high school ukulele curriculum. His high school ukulele ensemble has been featured several times in local news, and they continue to spread the Aloha spirit wherever they perform. Mr. Schweizer has a BA in Music as well as a MA in…


Ethical Issues and Conundrums in Music Education

Got Ethics? Ethical Issues and Conundrums in Music Education By NAfME Member Paul K. Fox© 2019 Paul K. Fox   Don’t try ducking these essential questions on ETHICS!  What in the world is “The Code”? How do ethics inform a teacher’s personal and professional actions? What does it mean to be a “moral exemplar” or “role model” in the community? How and why should teachers control their public “brand,” reputation, or persona? When was the last time you reviewed your state’s code of ethics?   One more question: Are you…

The Miracle of Music in the Classroom

The Miracle of Music in the Classroom By Kristin Clark Taylor, sponsored by QuaverMusic   Developing social and emotional skills can lead to huge benefits for students, teachers, families, and the larger community. I got the chance to ask one of our Quaver teachers how she integrates social and emotional learning into the music classroom. Read her story below! It’s no secret that students experience big emotions. Sometimes, they may not have a way or a word to express how they are feeling. When your students know how to express…

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