2022 NAfME National Leadership Assembly


National Leadership Assembly 2022

NAfME National Leadership Assembly Report

2022 Societies and Councils Annual Report



The 2022 NAfME National Leadership Assembly will be a hybrid event, held in-person at the Sheraton Reston, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191 on June 21-24, 2022.

Additional information will be made available for virtual access. All events will conclude by 12:00pm ET on June 24. We ask that participants plan to depart the assembly after 12pm ET on June 24. 

The National Executive Board (NEB) has decided that attendance will be limited to NAfME Bylaw required constituencies: Bylaw IX – National Assembly, “Section 2. Makeup. The Presidents of the Federated State Associations, the Chairs of Councils and Societies, and the elected National and Division officers shall constitute the National Assembly. If any member of the National Assembly is unable to attend a meeting of the Assembly, a proxy may be designated by the individual unable to attend, with the approval of the National Executive Board.”

For the 2022 National Assembly, NAfME will reimburse the aforementioned NAfME Bylaw required constituencies, the Presidents of the Federated State Associations, the Chairs of Councils and Societies, and the National Executive Board, for travel, lodging at the event hotel, and food and beverage at the event space, while attending the event. 

For planning purposes, please note National Assembly will commence the morning of June 22, 2022. Regarding upcoming travel, the three closest airports to Reston, VA are (by proximity) Dulles International Airport, Reagan National Airport, and BWI Airport.

  • NOTE: The NEB has decided that, subject to limited exceptions, proof of vaccination will be required for attendance at the 2022 National Assembly. Additional details concerning the application of this policy for attendees can be found here.

Please contact Kim Henry at kimh@nafme.org or 571-323-5893 with any questions.



Tuesday, June 21               

NASS Participants Arrival – State Presidents and Chairs of the Societies and Councils

Wednesday, June 22 

8:00am                 Breakfast

9:00am                 Welcome

9:10am                 President’s Cabinet and Division Meeting

        • “Unconference” planning

10:30am               Opening of NASS – Roll Call 

10:50am               Celebrations: Leadership; NASPAAM  

11:15am               State of the Association 

12:30pm               Lunch 

1:30pm                 NAfME Transforming – Framing the new Strategic Plan

2:00 pm                Advocacy Cornerstone Breakout 

2:45pm                 Professional Learning & Growth Cornerstone Breakout

3:30pm                 Break 

3:45pm                 Music Research & Music Teacher Education Cornerstone

4:30pm                 Equity Keystone Breakout

5:15pm                 Mission & Vision

5:30pm                 Dinner on Your Own

Thursday, June 23 

8:00am                 Breakfast                                                  

9:00am                 Leadership in the Upside Down                    

10:00am               Morning Breakouts (all attendees will attend each breakout)   

        • Pathways To & Through the Profession
        • Diversifying Music Curriculum
        • Connecting the Dots: Tri-M & Collegiate

10:00am               State Executives Meeting – Virtual      

10:00am               State Editors Meeting – Virtual       

12:30pm               Lunch                                                     

1:30pm                 Afternoon Breakouts (all attendees will attend each breakout)     

        • Budgeting Beyond Dues Dollars
        • The Future of NAfME Events
        • We All Belong: Building a Bigger Table                                                                 

4:00pm                 Keynote Princess Moss and the Excellence in Advocacy Award                                                 

5:15pm                 Wrap Up                                                  

5:30pm                 Dinner on Your Own

8:00pm                 Bobby McKey’s Dueling Pianos (optional) 

Friday, June 24 

8:00am                 Breakfast 

9:00am                 “Un”Conference Session(s) 

10:30am               Building Belong Beyond the Pandemic: A National Advocacy Celebration for Music Education with Remarks by education Secretary Miguel Cardona

12:00pm               Assembly concludes