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Scallywags’ Delight

Scallywags’ Delight Classroom Extension Activities for the The Pirates of Penzance Digital Production   By Kevin Nicoletti  This blog is sponsored by NAfME Corporate member Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Ahoy…

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Webinar: Programming with Purpose: Repertoire to Support the Developing Secondary Choral Program

In this session, we introduce programming resources, long-term and short-term planning guides, and offer tangible ideas to bring to your ensembles. We will explore literature for middle, high school, and…

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Top 10 Most-Read Music Education Blogs of 2022

Top 10 #MusicEd Blogs of 2022 In 2022 music educators were reading about new ideas for their music programs, inclusivity in their classrooms, and notably—teacher recruitment and retention, as education…

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Overcoming Implicit Bias to Promote Belonging

A Thousand Tiny Cuts Overcoming Implicit Bias to Promote Belonging  By NAfME Member Alex Rivera Alex Rivera presented A Thousand Tiny Cuts: Overcoming Implicit Bias to Promote Belonging at the…

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Giving Words Meaning: Text Analysis for Heightened Musicality

Giving Words Meaning Text Analysis for Heightened Musicality By William Sauerland, Ed.D., sponsored by Schmidt Vocal Arts, sponsor of the 2019–2022 Tri-M® Music Honor Society Chapter of the Year Awards…

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Yay Storytime! Musical Adventures with Children’s Picture Books, Part Sixteen

Yay Storytime! Musical Adventures with Children’s Picture Books, Part Sixteen By Thomas Amoriello Jr., Past Chair of the NAfME Council for Guitar Education The “Yay Storytime! Musical Adventures with Children’s…

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“Westminster Wednesdays” Examines Singing through Menopause and Beyond

“Westminster Wednesdays” Examines Singing through Menopause and Beyond By Demara White, sponsored by Rider University Dr. Kathy Price leads a seminar that explores how perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause may affect…

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20+ Surefire Ways to Warm Up Your Choir

20+ Surefire Ways to Warm Up Your Choir By Jennifer Moorhatch Article originally published on JW Pepper Blog What types of vocal warm-ups do you use for your choir rehearsals?…

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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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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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