NAfME’s 2012 Biennial Music Educators National Conference will provide a forum to share current research and pedagogical innovations that could shape the future of the profession. The conference is March 28–31, 2012, in St. Louis, Missouri.
The conference has a special focus on research in music education and on music teacher education. It is aimed at music education researchers, music teacher educators, college students, and PreK–12 teachers interested in the cutting edge research and pedagogical innovations that will shape the future of the profession.
Conference chair Glenn Nierman said he believes sessions at the Biennial “likely will explore the latest musical brain research, information on how technology could enhance pedagogy and assessment in general music classrooms and rehearsals at all levels.”
He added, “There will certainly be opportunities to brainstorm about ways to improve music teacher recruitment and retention, and to discuss how to provide support for educators
new to the profession. It also will be an opportunity for music educators from different disciplines to network.”
NAfME seeks conference proposals. Applicants can submit one or more proposals for:
• Research papers
• Programs, practices and issues
• Data-driven instructional strategies and
• Professional development presentations for Collegiate NAfME members.
Proposals must be received by Friday, October 14, 2011.
—Roz Fehr, May 19, 2011. © National Association for Music Education