2022 NAfME National Conference Forums

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November 2-3, 2022

Are you interested in growing as a leader? Do you want to learn more about leadership in music education? Are you looking to sharpen your leadership skills and practices in the wake of the pandemic? Then this forum is for you!  Leadership can happen in your school, district, state associations, or national associations. Participants in this forum will learn about leadership characteristics and effective practices, pathways to leadership, working with many types of personalities, influencing and leading through change, organizational and communication skills, and creating a vision. This year’s forum will be led by several renowned leaders who served as National Presidents of NAfME/MENC. As you interact with these music education leaders and other professionals in your field, you are sure to leave inspired to continue your own leadership journey. We invite all ages and backgrounds to attend.

Visit Emerging Leaders Forum for more information.


November 2-3, 2022

This forum will provide relevant professional development for music program leaders and district arts coordinators working in the K-12 school setting, aimed at establishing and growing networks of collegial support for those in the profession. This forum is geared for those in administrative roles, built with insights and models from your colleagues—music program leaders.

The Music Program Leaders Forum will address:

  • recruitment/retention of a diverse teacher pool
  • equity, access, and inclusion
  • culturally responsive practices
  • teacher evaluation
  • leading in times of change and transformation

Visit Music Program Leaders Forum for more information. 


November 2-3, 2022

These pre-conference sessions will be focused on preparing Collegiate music education students to get the most benefit from their degree and to make a successful transition to the classroom. Dynamic presenters will provide interactive sessions to support and engage future music educators.

Visit Collegiate Precon for more information.

Wi-Fi During the NAfME National Conference

The 2022 NAfME National Conference and All-National Honor Ensembles are in-person events and will not be livestreamed or recorded. A basic wireless network will be available throughout the event space and in the guest rooms of those staying onsite at the Gaylord National, which will allow enough bandwidth for attendees to check email and access the event mobile app. Please note, per the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, the level of data available will not be sufficient to download presentation materials, stream video content, or livestream meetings via platforms such as Zoom. For session presenters, we ask that you download all session materials in advance, including videos from Vimeo or YouTube (etc.) and have them prepared on a thumb drive. NAfME is unable to provide greater wireless network capabilities in specific rooms for any duration of the event.