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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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Black Music Matters

Black Music Matters By NAfME Member Dr. Baruch Whitehead  This article was first published in the Winter/Spring 2021 issue of College Music Symposium. Many music organizations, conferences, and schools have…

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How do you make your classroom an inviting and welcoming space for all students?

How do you make your classroom an inviting and welcoming space for all students? Five Music Educators Respond This article first appeared in the October 2023 issue of Teaching Music.…

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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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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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Establish Empathy in the Ensemble

Establish Empathy in the Ensemble Conducting Musicians Before the Music  By NAfME Members Dr. Lauren Reynolds and Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them…

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Black Music History: More Than Just a February Lesson

Black Music History More Than Just a February Lesson By NAfME Member Ashley Cuthbertson This article first appeared on A. Cuthbertson Consulting’s blog where you can listen to this blog…

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Embracing Local Indigenous Peoples’ Ways and Musics in School Music Classes 

First Peoples’ Ways Forward:   Embracing Local Indigenous Peoples’ Ways and Musics in School Music Classes  By NAfME Members Anita Prest, J. Scott Goble, and Hector Vazquez-Cordoba   This blog refers to…

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Rethinking Practices to Better Aid English (as a New Language) Learners in the Elementary General Music Classroom

Rethinking Practices to Better Aid English (as a New Language) Learners in the Elementary General Music Classroom By NAfME Member Dr. Abby Gail Means Presenting Rethinking Practices to Better Aid…

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Exploring Ethiopian Children’s Songs in Washington, DC!

Exploring Ethiopian Children’s Songs in Washington, DC! By NAfME Member Anna Harris  Presenting Ethiopian Children’s Songs in the Music Classroom at the “NAfME is ME!” 2022 NAfME National Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. Register…

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