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2018 NAfME National Conference

Join us again in Dallas, TX, as we take a deep dive into leading topics in music education. The following tracks, or “Opuses,” will allow you to share your own practice, collaborate and network with colleagues from across the country, and expand your toolkit of ideas, models, and activities: Amplify: Learning; Amplify: Innovation; Amplify: Involvement; Amplify: Inspiration; and Amplify: Technology. You can earn up to 30 hours of professional development by attending the conference. Justification Toolkit is now availableSponsorship opportunities are available.

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The New NAfME President Measures Up!

The New NAfME President Measures Up! By Lori Schwartz Reichl This article originally appeared in the August 2018 issue of Teaching Music magazine.   Kathleen D. Sanz, who officially began her role as NAfME President in June, is no stranger to leadership roles in music organizations: She has served as president of the Florida School Music Association, President of the Southern Division of NAfME, and president of the Florida Music Education Association (FMEA), for which she currently serves as State Executive. When asked to run for NAfME president, she politely declined, but her husband…

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Five Must-Haves for a Successful School Year

Five Must-Haves for a Successful School Year Toward a Smooth Transition from Summer to Fall By NAfME Member Audrey Carballo   It’s that time of year when teachers ask . . . Back to school? Already?!?! Although for most traditional school calendars educators get 8-10 weeks of summer, it never seems to be enough. If you’re like me, the week before we head back gets tainted as well. Every day I gently gripe that this is the last (insert day of the week here) I have off—to the point that…

From the Library of Congress: “For Our 500th Post, Folklife Today Bids You Good Night (But Not Goodbye!)”

For Our 500th Post, Folklife Today Bids You Good Night (But Not Goodbye!)   By Stephen Winick The full article first appeared on the Library of Congress “Folklife Today” blog.   Way back when Folklife Today celebrated our 100th post, I highlighted one of Alan Lomax’s collecting triumphs, the disc numbered AFS 100. For this, our 500th post, I thought I’d do a similar story about AFS 500. This disc was also recorded by Alan Lomax, during a field trip to the Bahamas in 1935 which also featured collectors Zora Neale…

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