2017 National In-Service Conference

The NAfME National Conference is the only music education conference where you can connect and collaborate with music educators from all over the world. NAfME can offer tools and techniques to help your students learn and create in new and inspiring ways.

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Conducting is Good for Your Health! Expanding Your Conducting Vocabulary

Conducting is Good for Your Health! Expanding Your Conducting Vocabulary By NAfME Member Dr. Andrea Strauss   Have you ever wanted to improve your conducting? Many of us would like to be more expressive to reveal the connection between the music and the players. Conducting is our unique way of interpreting the music and the composer’s intent, yet many times our physical motions limit our ability to best express what the music is trying to convey. Since any gesture over time loses effectiveness, ways to expand our conducting vocabulary are…

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Advocacy Webinar – Back to Congress (School)!

Join us on August 29 at 7:00 PM (EDT) for our Quarterly Advocacy Webinar! Congress has been out of session for most of August, but will return in September.  Learn about where we are in the federal budget process, what’s next on their docket in Washington, and how YOU can engage as a music education advocate! Where We Are in the FY 2018 Budgetary Process As it currently stands, the House of Representatives has advanced the furthest in the budgetary process. Prior to Congress’ departure for August recess, the House Appropriations Committee approved their Labor-HHS-Education spending bill…

Tips for Success in Establishing and Maintaining a Beginning Band Program

  Tips for Success in Establishing and Maintaining a Beginning Band Program Organizational and Instructional Strategies for Creating Your School’s Band Program   By NAfME Member Sharen W. Bolder   Have you ever created a beginning band program for a school that never had a band?   Questions that may go through your mind include: Do you know what to expect? Where would you begin? Who’s going to help you get what you need? How do you stay organized? Where’s your classroom? How many classes and students will you have?…