Advocacy

Hill Day 2024 meeting with congressional staff and music education leaders and educators

A Look Back at NAfME Hill Day 2024

A Look Back at Hill Day 2024 By Zachary Keita, NAfME Advocacy and Public Policy Communications Manager On June 12, music education advocates met in the heart of Washington, DC, for…

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NAfME Federal Appropriations Update for Fiscal Year 2025

NAfME Federal Appropriations Update for Fiscal Year 2025 By Zachary Keita, NAfME Advocacy and Public Policy Communications Manager Updated July 11, 2024 The release of the Biden Administration’s Fiscal Year 2025…

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2024 Excellence in Advocacy Award RI presentation

Rhode Island Music Education Association Recognized with 2024 NAfME Excellence in Advocacy Award

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Catherina Hurlburt CatherinaH@nafme.org or 703-860-4000 Rhode Island Music Education Association Recognized with 2024 NAfME Excellence in Advocacy Award HERNDON, VA (June 17, 2024)—The National Association for…

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2024 Music Education Champion Award Rep. David Scott (GA-13) with NAfME President-Elect Cecil Adderley, NAfME President Deb Confredo, NAfME Immediate Past President Scott R. Sheehan, and GMEA leaders and collegiate members

Rep. David Scott (GA-13) Named Recipient of the NAfME 2024 Music Education Champion Award

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Catherina Hurlburt CatherinaH@nafme.org or 571-323-3395 Representative David Scott of Georgia Named the NAfME 2024 Music Education Champion Award Recipient HERNDON, VA (June 12, 2024)—National Association for…

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New Partnership Promotes Arts-Rich Schools for All

For Immediate Release Contact: Catherina Hurlburt catherinah@nafme.org or (571) 323-3395 Associations Partner to Advocate for Arts Education Educational Theatre Association, National Art Education Association, National Association for Media Arts Education,…

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How to Keep Music in Our Schools

How to Keep Music in Our Schools By NAfME Member Ashley Cuthbertson  This article first appeared on the A. Cuthbertson Consulting blog. Listen to this blog post by clicking the…

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Finding the Funds: Get Yourself to the NAfME Collegiate Leadership Advocacy Summit

Finding the Funds Get Yourself to the NAfME Collegiate Leadership Advocacy Summit  By Ben Reyes, NAfME Membership Manager  Picture this: Washington, DC. Standing on Capitol Hill. Dozens of music education…

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President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request and Key Educational Priorities

President Biden’s Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Request and Key Educational Priorities By Zachary Keita, NAfME Advocacy and Public Policy Communications Manager On March 11, the Biden Administration released its Fiscal…

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Harmony on Capitol Hill MIOSM 2024 music educator panel

“Harmony on Capitol Hill” with NAfME, the Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation, and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (NY-07)

“Harmony on Capitol Hill” with NAfME, the Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation, and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (NY-07) On March 11, 2024, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), the Country…

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NAfME Endorses the Reimagining Inclusive Arts Education Act

NAfME Endorses the Reimagining Inclusive Arts Education Act By Zachary Keita, NAfME Advocacy and Public Policy Communications Manager The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is dedicated to ensuring access…

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