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Happy Birthday, World!

Every Day Is Earth Day! Sing along with “Happy Birthday, World”! This is a sponsored blog by NAfME Corporate member Songs Children Sing. This article was first published on the…

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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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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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The St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON Chorus: Bridging the Divide

The St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON Chorus Bridging the Divide  By NAfME Member Brandon Williams This article first appeared in the June 2022 Music Educators Journal. St. Louis, Missouri, is…

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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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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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NAfME Choral Cues Stimulate Conversation during Music In Our Schools Month®

NAfME Choral Cues Stimulate Conversation during Music In Our Schools Month® #MIOSM22 Choral Cues By NAfME Members Stefanie Weigand and Dean Luethi During this year’s Music In Our Schools Month®…

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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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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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