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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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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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U.S. Department of Education’s Latest Guidance on Affirmative Action

U.S. Department of Education’s Latest Guidance on Affirmative Action By Zachary Keita, NAfME Federal Public Policy and Advocacy Communications Manager On June 29, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling…

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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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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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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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We See You, Sis! A Conversation of the Unique Experiences of Black Female Band Directors

We See You, Sis! A Conversation of the Unique Experiences of Black Female Band Directors By NAfME Members Tiffiny C. Reckley and Jennifer A. Theilacker Presented We See You, Sis!…

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The St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON Chorus: Bridging the Divide

The St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON Chorus Bridging the Divide  By NAfME Member Brandon Williams This article first appeared in the June 2022 Music Educators Journal. St. Louis, Missouri, is…

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