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Strategic Plan

NAfME is a collaborative community that supports music educators and advocates for equitable access to music education. Read about our 2022 Strategic Plan and our vision to be an association where all people are heard, seen, and feel they belong throughout their lifelong experiences in music.

Organization and Structure

View NAfME Constitution and Bylaws, Codified Policies, Financial Statements, and more. Results of the 2024 NAfME Elections

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Meet the NAfME National Executive Board, the leaders charged with setting the direction of the organization.


Meet the NAfME staff responsible for carrying out our strategic plan and serving our members.

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NAfME News



Music Educators Hall of Fame

Honoring long contributions of music educators to the profession.


Lowell Mason Fellows

Honoring music educators, music education advocates, political leaders, industry professionals, and others who have contributed to music education.


George N. Parks Award

Honoring exemplary band directors who embody the characteristics and leadership of the late educator.

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NAfME History

Founded in 1907 as the Music Supervisors’ National Conference, we became Music Educators National Conference (MENC) in 1934. In 1998, our name was changed to MENC: The National Association for Music Education. In 2011, we became simply National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and today we represent more than 50,000 active, retired, and future music educators teaching millions of students.

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State Music Education Associations

Welcome to the NAfME family of state music education associations. NAfME  membership includes belonging to one or more state music education associations.



Join the conversations on our online community exclusively for NAfME members.

State Music Education Associations

Connect with the family of NAfME state music education associations.

Societies & Councils

Learn about these leadership groups within NAfME that serve members in specific areas of music education.


Groups designated by the National Executive Board to collaborate on special interest or action areas.

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