2018 NAfME National Conference: Opus Tracks


We heard you. Our new conference Amplify: Lead. Engage. Inspire. is formatted based on your feedback: hands-on sessions that are based on what YOU want to hear, at more affordable rates.

Join us again in Dallas, Texas, as we take a deep dive into leading topics in music education. The following topic areas, 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.

Title Sponsor: QuaverMusic

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Congratulations to NAfME member Carol Trott, winner of the Quaver Music giveaway! We cannot wait to see you in Dallas!

Each Opus track dives deep into the subject matter and allows each attendee to receive 20 contact hours of professional development. Micro-credentials are also available for each Opus. Click on the Opus track title to learn more.

Opus Tracks:

Amplify: Learning – Teaching Music as a Well-Rounded Subject. How do we move beyond the podium and include our students as active music-makers and leaders in our ensembles as promised in our 2014 Music Standards? Sponsored by Little Kids Rock.

Amplify: Innovation – Cultivating Innovative Music-Making. How do we successfully embrace a variety of musical experiences with this generation of students? Sponsored by Tonara.

Amplify: Involvement – Engaging Diversity in Music-Making and Teaching. How do we create a fully inclusive classroom for all learners and all students, regardless of background, learning style, or level of musical experience? Sponsored by National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

Amplify: Inspiration – Inspiring Students through Music Creativity. How do we provide for the creation and improvisation of music throughout the curriculum – whether an ensemble, general music, or music appreciation class? Sponsored by Steinway & Sons.

Amplify: Technology – Teaching the Tech-Savvy Generation. How do we integrate technology in a meaningful way that engages students and provides new opportunities that were never before possible? Presented by TI:ME, Technology for Music Educators.

Learn more about earning micro-credentials.

Learn more about the Forums.

Learn more about the Best Practice Sessions.

Learn more about the Poster Presentations

Learn more about the Sponsored Sessions.

In addition to a plethora of professional development opportunities, we have created blocks of time to allow attendees to talk with vendors, check out new products, and network with one another. NAfME is offering significantly reduced rates on registration with hotel packages. Bring a friend, share a room, and receive your professional development hours at the NAfME National Conference.

View the Justification Toolkit to make your case to attend!

Deep registration discounts available with hotel packages. Save up to $225.