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Members of NAfME Societies and Councils have provided these resources from their own original teaching experiences, music educators in their school districts, universities, communities, peers, or other trusted sources. We thank them for their assistance and commitment to NAfME members as we all pull together to keep educating and making music. We will be updating these resources frequently.
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Getting the Most Out of Your Band or Orchestra Method

Getting the Most Out of Your Band or Orchestra Method By Dr. Charles T. Menghini, sponsored by Hal Leonard Dr. Charlie Menghini, President Emeritus of VanderCook College of Music in Chicago and co-author of the Essential Elements Method for Band, shares ten tips to help you get the most out of your band or orchestra method. Make Decisions Musicians aspire to be perfectionists. Performers do not want to make a mistake, and teachers do not want to hear one. When it comes to making a decision, the same mentality is…

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NAfME Members Named CMA Foundation Music Teachers of Excellence

22 NAfME Members Named 2022 CMA Foundation Music Teachers of Excellence On May 3, NAfME corporate member CMA Foundation honored 30 music educators during Teacher Appreciation Week with the 2022 Music Teachers of Excellence Awards. This sixth annual recognition celebrates educators for their commitment and impact on the lives of students and the communities they serve. According to the press release, “the CMA Foundation will officially kick off the CMA Awards season on Wednesday, October 19, holding its sixth Music Teachers of Excellence Awards in Nashville. Along with a night of celebration…

Three Tips for Teaching Music Online, from Teachers College, Columbia University

Three Tips for Teaching Music Online, from Teachers College, Columbia University Sponsored by Teachers College, Columbia University Master of Arts in Music and Music Education Teaching online poses unique opportunities and challenges for music teachers. Along with instruction, we must devise new and effective ways to rehearse and perform in a virtual environment. Faculty and alumni from the Hybrid Summer Master of Arts in Music and Music Education (M.A. M&ME) at Teachers College, Columbia University share their approach to teaching music online, including creating an entirely virtual ensemble; suggested technology…

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