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Creating an Inclusive Music Classroom

Creating an Inclusive Music Classroom Honoring Students’ “Funds of Knowledge” By NAfME Member Chiao-Wei Liu  This article was first published in the January 2024 issue of Journal of General Music…

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Navigating Divisive Concepts Laws

Navigating Divisive Concepts Laws Resources for PK‒12 Music Educators By Karen Salvador and Ryan D. Shaw[1] Divisive Concepts Laws (DCLs)[2] are legislative and executive actions that restrict teaching, professional learning,…

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Recruiting and Retaining Hispanic and Latino/a/x Music Educators

Recruiting and Retaining Hispanic and Latino/a/x Music Educators: A Literature Review By NAfME Member Ruben James Alcala This article first appeared in the OnlineFirst articles of Update: Applications of Research…

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Authentic and Accessible Music Experiences for Secondary General Music Students

Authentic and Accessible Music Experiences for Secondary General Music Students By Dr. Adam Beard Instructional Supervisor, Education Through Music This blog is sponsored by NAfME Corporate member Education Through Music.…

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Reimagining Music Education: Embracing Informal Learning

Reimagining Music Education: Embracing Informal Learning  By NAfME member Anand Li Do we fully understand how children engage with music outside formal education? If we can leverage the power of…

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Moving beyond Surface-Level SEL in the Orchestra Classroom

Engaging in Meaningful Social Emotional Learning By NAfME Members and NAfME Council for Orchestral Education Members LaSaundra Booth, Krissi Davis, Elizabeth Fortune, Sarah Gulish, Nathan Rødahl, Tonya N. Suggs, and…

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4 Tips for Incorporating Popular Music into Traditional Ensembles

4 Tips for Incorporating Popular Music into Traditional Ensembles By NAfME Member Dr. Robert L. Bryant III The blog is sponsored by NAfME Corporate Member Yamaha Corporation of America. The…

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A Place for Difficult Conversations

A Place for Difficult Conversations The Foundations of Music Education Classroom By Drew X Coles This blog is sponsored by NAfME Corporate member Teachers College, Columbia University Master of Arts…

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Harnessing Digital Performance

Harnessing Digital Performance: Empowering Music Educators and Students for Global Artistic Reach By NAfME Members Edward White and José Valentino Ruiz, Ph.D. This article delves into the transformative landscape where…

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The Power of Music: But What Kind?

The Power of Music But What Kind? By NAfME Member Chiao-Wei Liu This article was first published in the April 2023 issue of Journal of General Music Education. One of…

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