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NAfME National Conference

Join your fellow music educators in Orlando, where we’ll come together to lead our profession’s direction, engage with each other as colleagues, and inspire one another to guide our music students to excellence. Don’t miss powerful sessions, rousing student performances, and the chance to connect with music educators from around the nation! NAfME is also excited to bring the All-National Honor Ensembles back to the National Conference. Make your plans now to attend “Amplify the Future of Music: Opening Doors for All Students,” the 2019 NAfME National Conference! Early bird rate ends September 6.

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NAfME Awards Five Collegiate Members and Five Institutions’ Collegiate Chapters for Excellence and Achievement

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Catherina HurlburtCatherinaH@nafme.org or 571-323-3395  National Association for Music Education Awards Five Collegiate Members and Five Institutions’ Collegiate Chapters for Excellence and Achievement RESTON, VA (May 20, 2019) – The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) recognized the NAfME Collegiate Chapters of five schools as “Chapters of Excellence” this spring. These preservice teachers and collegiate chapters will be recognized in Washington, DC, this June at the annual NAfME National Leadership Assembly. The Chapter of Excellence Recognition was developed to encourage chapters to plan and execute successful chapter…

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Guitar Class in the Keystone State

Guitar Class in the Keystone State Number 15: The State of Pennsylvania By Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Chair    Today we visit Saint Marys, located in Elk County, Pennsylvania. Originally a small town inhabited mostly by Bavarian Roman Catholics, it was founded December 8, 1842. It is home to Straub Brewery and the first Benedictine convent in the United States.   Saint Marys Area High School is built on modeling and reinforcing the values of RESPECT (treating others as you would like to be treated), HONOR (doing the right thing), and…

House Appropriations and Title II Call-to-Action

House Appropriations and Title II Call-to-Action The United States House of Representatives Appropriations Committee passed its version of the Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education appropriations bill by a partisan vote of 30-23. This version of the bill is quite supportive of music and arts education. The committee-passed bill would increase Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 federal education funding by roughly $4.5 billion from FY19. The bill now awaits consideration by the full House of Representatives. It is expected that the Senate will begin considering its version of the…