The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is proud to introduce to the association’s members and the wider music education community a new Strategic Plan that will move the association and the music education profession forward in an intentionally progressive direction to ensure students from all walks of life, identities, backgrounds, and needs receive equitable access to music education. Read the new Strategic Plan and Conceptual Framework watch the town hall recording.
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Finding Spaces for Collaborative Pedagogy in Music Education

Finding Spaces for Collaborative Pedagogy in Music Education By Drew X Coles  Sponsored by Teachers College, Columbia University Master of Arts in Music and Music Education Our field of music education is a realm that offers a unique opportunity for collaborative learning. This is because music is a social art form that requires individuals to work together to create and perform. Therefore, music education is an inherently collaborative pedagogical process, where teachers and students can work together to create an environment that encourages creative expression, musical exploration, and ultimately further…

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NEA Awards NCAS $50,000 Grant for “Creating a Community for All Learners”

NAfME Is Part of an Initiative Awarded with a $50,000 Grant from the NEA for “Creating a Community for All Learners” As a member of the National Coalition for Arts Standards (NCAS), we are pleased to share that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) to support “Creating a Community for All Learners – Reimagining Standards-Based Arts Education for Equity & Inclusion.” This grant is among 1,130 projects across the country, totaling more than $31 million, that were selected…

What Tips for Mentors/Mentees Have Proven Useful in Your Experience?

What Tips for Mentors/Mentees Have Proven Useful in Your Experience? Six Music Educators Share Tips This article first appeared in the April 2023 issue of Teaching Music. John Combs, Montana Music Educators Association Mentor Coordinator; Retired Music Educator, Missoula, Montana If you have been asked to be a mentor or need to find a mentor, there are certain characteristics you want to develop or see expressed. We are in a world where young teachers walk out of school knowing the basics but need to develop tools and techniques for a…

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