Congressional Briefing:

Music, Arts, and Social Emotional Learning

Working Together for Positive Student Outcomes

This Capitol Hill briefing, hosted on March 24, 2021, by NAfME, CMA Foundation, NAMM, and the Center for Arts Education and Social Emotional Learning, featured panel of experts speaking about the ways in which music education supports students in their growth to become resilient and socially empowered individuals practiced in responsible decision-making.

Music, Arts, and Social-Emotional Learning: Working Together for Positive Student Outcomes from NAfME on Vimeo.



Bob Morrison (Moderator), Founder, Quadrant Research, Director, Arts Ed New Jersey


Dr. Scott Edgar, Associate Professor of Music, Chair of Music, Lake Forest College; Director, The Center for Arts Education and Social Emotional Learning


Dr. Pamela Randall-Garner, Senior Staff Advisor, Collaborating Initiative, CASEL


Dr. Yorel Lashley, Director of Arts in the Office of Professional Learning and Community Education at UW–Madison’s School of Education


Darlene Machacon, TK-6th Grade Elementary Music Educator, Chorus Director, Orange County

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Published Date

March 18, 2021



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