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Developing Tone Quality, Intonation, Concert Repertoire, and Classroom Management through Unison Playing in Performing Ensembles

Always Start from the Beginning Developing Tone Quality, Intonation, Concert Repertoire, and Classroom Management through Unison Playing in Performing Ensembles By NAfME Member Robby Burns Every year I teach band,…

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Best Communities for Music Education Designation a Lifeline for Music Programs during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Best Communities for Music Education Designation a Lifeline for Music Programs during the COVID-19 Pandemic By Claire Kreger-Boaz, sponsored by The NAMM Foundation Adapted from, “Best Communities for Music Education…

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10 Books to Improve Practice

10 Books to Improve Practice Part I: Why Practice Works By NAfME Member Kyle Oberhauser with contributions by Lori Schwartz Reichl We have all heard the phrase “practice makes perfect,”…

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What Was the Best Thing You Ever Learned from a Student?

What Was the Best Thing You Ever Learned from a Student? Three Music Educators Respond This article first appeared in the August 2021 issue of Teaching Music. Join NAfME today…

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Get Back into the Rehearsal with Technology

Get Back into the Rehearsal with Technology Use Your New Technology Skills to Facilitate Rebuilding Student In-Person Ensemble Skills  By NAfME Member Peter J. Perry, D.M.A. Ensemble classes across the…

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Inspire Your Students to Compose Anthems and Share Their Talent with Musical Icons

Inspire Your Students to Compose Anthems and Share Their Talent with Musical Icons By Sarah Baer and Amanda Little, sponsored by NAfME Corporate Member Kidizenship What is the first thing…

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Exponential Potential – All Ensemble Members Are Important!

Exponential Potential All Ensemble Members Are Important! By NAfME Member Jonathan Sindler with contributions by NAfME Members David Matchim and Lori Schwartz Reichl Many band, chorus, and orchestra programs are…

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Embracing the Intangibles: Teaching Empathy and Engagement

Embracing the Intangibles Teaching Empathy and Engagement By NAfME Member Paul K. Fox This article originally appeared on Paul Fox’s blog here. Admittedly, if we keep piling on more mandates…

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Tips and Tricks for Building Music Programs in Rural Areas

Tips and Tricks for Building Music Programs in Rural Areas How to Maintain a Rigorous Music Program By NAfME Member Christopher L. Clark, PhD Chris Clark presented on “Tips and…

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Active Thinking, Not Just Active Doing, in the Ensemble Classroom

Active Thinking, Not Just Active Doing, in the Ensemble Classroom By NAfME Member Brian N. Weidner Brian N. Weidner presented on “Active Thinking (and Active Doing) in Ensemble Classrooms” during…

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