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Reevaluating Professional Practice

Reevaluating Professional Practice Experimenting with the New and Interrogating the Old in Ensemble Music Education By NAfME Member Brian N. Weidner As a new band director, I remember having a…

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Using Technology to Enhance Your School Concert

Concert Technology Using Technology to Enhance Your School Concert By NAfME Member Peter J. Perry, D.M.A. I will never take for granted the ability to sit down in person with…

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Getting the Most Out of Your Band or Orchestra Method

Getting the Most Out of Your Band or Orchestra Method By Dr. Charles T. Menghini, sponsored by Hal Leonard Dr. Charlie Menghini, President Emeritus of VanderCook College of Music in…

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A Question for Reflection: Do Students and Staff See a Representation of Women in Music?

A Question for Reflection: Do Students and Staff See a Representation of Women in Music? By NAfME Member Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl  This article is an expansion of the opening…

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Learn How Two Established GPG Music Composers Got Started

The Process of Becoming a Composer Learn How Two Established GPG Music Composers Got Started Sponsored by GPG Music We recently sat down with two of the dozens of composers…

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Recruiting with a Twist

Recruiting with a Twist 5 Student-Centered Marketing Strategies to Grow Your Program  By NAfME Members Theresa Hoover and Angela Ammerman Whether you are worried about having enough numbers to maintain…

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Highlighting the Path Back to Post-COVID Normalcy

Breadcrumbs for the Band Director Highlighting the Path Back to Post-COVID Normalcy By NAfME Member Robin Linaberry This article first appeared on the Routledge blog. The well-trained Director of the Anytown…

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Motivating Your Ensemble: Ignite a Spark!

Motivating Your Ensemble Ignite a Spark! By NAfME Member Wendy K. Matthews When making music with others, the ensemble is able to become much more than the sum of its…

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Top 10 Most-Read Music Education Blogs of 2021

Top 10 #MusicEd Blogs of 2021 2021 has been a year of innovation, new ideas, and enthusiastic advocacy for the critical importance of music education for students. Music educators have…

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10 Books to Improve Practice, Part II

10 Books to Improve Practice, Part II A Better Approach to Practice By NAfME Member Kyle Oberhauser A quick review from Part I, “Why Practice Works,” will show the importance…

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