2012 Biennial Music Educators National Conference Opens in St. Louis

Leaders of the National Association for Music Education (NAFME), music education researchers, and music teacher educators are gathering in St. Louis, Missouri, for a four-day conference.

The conference, which concludes on Saturday, will include open forums, presentations by key national music education scholars, research poster sessions, and planning meetings.

Biennial National Conference registration is open.

The opening general session on Thursday will feature Rachel Goslins, executive director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH), who will discuss the report, Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future through Creative Schools, and answer questions.

The Conference was planned by these NAfME groups:

  • The National Executive Board’s Professional Development Committee
  • Society for Research in Music Education
  • Collegiate Advisory Council
  • Council for General Music Education
  • Society for Music Teacher Education
  • Council of Music Program Leaders

Shortly after registering, Brian Burton of West Chester University in Pennsylvania reflected on about 20 years of presenting at NAfME conferences. “I am happy to share what I have learned with those who attend, but I also enjoy meeting with colleagues.”

Brian Burton examines conference materials.

On Thursday Burton will present during the session, “SRIG Social Sciences: Issues of Identity, Voice, and Power Relations in Music Education.”

Look for Biennial Conference updates at NAfME.org/news.

Roz Fehr, March 28, 2012. © National Association for Music Education (nafme.org)