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A Shared Vision: 5 Steps to Creating and Maintaining It

A Shared Vision 5 Steps to Creating and Maintaining It By NAfME Member Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl “People working together in a strong community with a shared goal and a…

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Call for Proposals Open: 2024 NAfME Biennial Music Research and Teacher Education Conference

Save the Date! The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) 2024 Biennial Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference will take place September 25-28, 2024, at The Westin Peachtree Plaza,…

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Top 10 Most-Read Music Education Blogs of 2023

Top 10 #MusicEd Blogs of 2023 To highlight this past year’s blogs from fellow music educators, we’re looking back and sharing the Top Ten Most-Accessed NAfME Blogs from 2023. Check…

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“Buff, but Don’t Sculpt”—Some Thoughts on Writing and Editing

“Buff, but Don’t Sculpt”—Some Thoughts on Writing and Editing From an Interview with Ella Wilcox by John C. Donaldson and Douglas C. Orzolek This article first appeared in the September…

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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 Teacher’s Legacy: The Influence of Gratitude

A Teacher’s Legacy: The Influence of Gratitude By NAfME Member Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl   “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”—Henry Brooks Adams Improved Health…

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Tough Blows: An Educator’s Story of Defying the Odds

Tough Blows: An Educator’s Story of Defying the Odds Narrated by NAfME Member Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl with quotes by Wayne Magee “It’s not about the cards you’re dealt, but…

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Professional Learning Communities

Professional Learning Communities To attend or not to attend, that is the question. By LaSaundra Booth, NAfME Professional Development Content Manager; Chair-Elect for NAfME Council for Orchestral Education This article…

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Nominate a Band Director for the 2023 George N. Parks Award

The George N. Parks Award honors an exemplary music educator who embodies the characteristics and leadership the late Mr. Parks showed his students every day. Developed by the National Association…

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Building a Path: Music Entrepreneurs and Advertisement Opportunities

Building a Path: Music Entrepreneurs and Advertisement Opportunities By NAfME Members Derris Lee and José Valentino Ruiz, Ph.D. Abstract: This article explores the opportunities for graduate-level music majors to venture…

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