Ensembles

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How an Organization’s Behavior Affects Student, Staff, and Community Interpretation

How an Organization’s Behavior Affects Student, Staff, and Community Interpretation An Educational Response to the New York Philharmonic By NAfME Member Lori Schwartz Reichl and Richard Roberts “I have always…

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Jazz Teaching Tips for Classrooms and Ensembles

What’s your favorite jazz teaching tip for the classroom or ensemble? Three Music Educators Share Their Ideas This article first appeared in the April 2022 issue of Teaching Music. Roosevelt…

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Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s Digital Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s Digital Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra lets students experience the teamwork needed to bring orchestral music to life.  This blog is sponsored by NAfME Corporate…

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The “New” Model for Modern Music Education

The “New” Model for Modern Music Education  By Dan Mack  This blog is sponsored by NAfME Corporate member Lang Lang International Music Foundation®. I once had the pleasure of giving…

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What Is the Most Important Thing You Want Your Students to Learn from You?

What is the most important thing you want your students to know and be able to do as a result of their time with you in music class/rehearsal this year?…

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The Importance of Proper Instrument Setup

The Importance of Proper Instrument Setup A Guide from Kennedy Violins By Joel Kennedy  This blog is sponsored by NAfME Corporate member Kennedy Violins. Since 2000, Kennedy Violins has been…

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Top Five Percussion Tips for Concert Band Festivals

Top Five Percussion Tips for Concert Band Festivals By Wenger Guest Author Shilo Stroman, Senior Instructor of Percussion and Jazz at Colorado State University, sponsored by NAfME Corporate Member Wenger…

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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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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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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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