NAfME News

Deborah A. Confredo addresses NAfME National Leadership Assembly in June 2024

Deborah A. Confredo Begins Term as NAfME National President, 2024–2026

Deborah A. Confredo Begins Term as National Association for Music Education National President, 2024–2026 HERNDON, VA (July 9, 2024)—On June 4, 2024, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) welcomed…

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Lance Nielsen with Deb Confredo at 2024 National Leadership Assembly being presented the Lowell Mason Fellow honor

Dr. Lance Nielsen Honored as 2024 Lowell Mason Fellow

For Immediate Release Contact: Catherina Hurlburt at NAfME catherinah@nafme.org or (703) 860-4000 Dr. Lance Nielsen Honored as 2024 Lowell Mason Fellow HERNDON, VA (July 1, 2024)—In June, the National Association…

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2024 Excellence in Advocacy Award RI presentation

Rhode Island Music Education Association Recognized with 2024 NAfME Excellence in Advocacy Award

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Catherina Hurlburt CatherinaH@nafme.org or 703-860-4000 Rhode Island Music Education Association Recognized with 2024 NAfME Excellence in Advocacy Award HERNDON, VA (June 17, 2024)—The National Association for…

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2024 Shannon Kelly Kane scholarship presentation to Elizabeth Jones by NAfME President Deb Confredo

NAfME Awards Shannon Kelly Kane Scholarships to Tori Condra and Elizabeth Jones of the University of Indianapolis, Indiana

For Immediate Release Contact: Catherina Hurlburt at NAfME catherinah@nafme.org or (571) 323-3395 NAfME Awards Shannon Kelly Kane Scholarships to Tori Condra and Elizabeth Jones of the University of Indianapolis, Indiana…

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2024 Music Education Champion Award Rep. David Scott (GA-13) with NAfME President-Elect Cecil Adderley, NAfME President Deb Confredo, NAfME Immediate Past President Scott R. Sheehan, and GMEA leaders and collegiate members

Rep. David Scott (GA-13) Named Recipient of the NAfME 2024 Music Education Champion Award

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Catherina Hurlburt CatherinaH@nafme.org or 571-323-3395 Representative David Scott of Georgia Named the NAfME 2024 Music Education Champion Award Recipient HERNDON, VA (June 12, 2024)—National Association for…

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Nafme Collegiate logo

NAfME Awards Eight Collegiate Members and Nine Institutions’ Collegiate Chapters for Excellence and Achievement

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Catherina Hurlburt catherinah@nafme.org or 571-323-3395  National Association for Music Education Awards Eight Collegiate Members and Nine Institutions’ Collegiate Chapters for Excellence and Achievement HERNDON, VA (June…

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elementary music class with Orff instruments

New Partnership Promotes Arts-Rich Schools for All

For Immediate Release Contact: Catherina Hurlburt catherinah@nafme.org or (571) 323-3395 Associations Partner to Advocate for Arts Education Educational Theatre Association, National Art Education Association, National Association for Media Arts Education,…

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Don Gerheart at the U.S. Capitol with Berine and Jennifer

In Memoriam: Donald Gerheart

In Memoriam: Donald Gerheart   Neil Swapp, Executive Director of the New Mexico Music Educators Association, Shares Memories  Donald E. Gerheart, former executive director of the New Mexico Music Educators…

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Omar Thomas conducting

Meet the 2024 Biennial NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education Conference Keynote Speaker: Omar Thomas

Meet Acclaimed Jazz Musician, Educator, Arranger, and Award-Winning Composer Omar Thomas The conference takes place September 25–28, 2024, in Atlanta, Georgia, and registration is open. Described as “elegant, beautiful, sophisticated,…

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GRAMMY Music Educator Award

202 NAfME Members Named 2025 GRAMMY Music Educator AwardTM Quarterfinalists

202 of the 2025 Music Educator AwardTM Quarterfinalists Are NAfME Members The Music Educator Award Is Presented by The Recording AcademyTM and the GRAMMY Museum® The Recording Academy™ and GRAMMY Museum® has announced 215…

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