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Creating an Inclusive Music Classroom

Creating an Inclusive Music Classroom Honoring Students’ “Funds of Knowledge” By NAfME Member Chiao-Wei Liu  This article was first published in the January 2024 issue of Journal of General Music…

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Black Music Matters

Black Music Matters By NAfME Member Dr. Baruch Whitehead  This article was first published in the Winter/Spring 2021 issue of College Music Symposium. Many music organizations, conferences, and schools have…

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Navigating Divisive Concepts Laws

Navigating Divisive Concepts Laws Resources for PK‒12 Music Educators By Karen Salvador and Ryan D. Shaw[1] Divisive Concepts Laws (DCLs)[2] are legislative and executive actions that restrict teaching, professional learning,…

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Recruiting and Retaining Hispanic and Latino/a/x Music Educators

Recruiting and Retaining Hispanic and Latino/a/x Music Educators: A Literature Review By NAfME Member Ruben James Alcala This article first appeared in the OnlineFirst articles of Update: Applications of Research…

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Divisive Concepts Laws Report from National Association for Music Education Provides Overview of Impact on Music Education and Resources for Educators

For Immediate Release Contact: Catherina Hurlburt catherinah@nafme.org or (571) 323-3395 Divisive Concepts Laws Report from National Association for Music Education Provides Overview of Impact on Music Education and Resources for…

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Dear Colleagues: Take Notice This Transgender Day of Visibility

Dear Colleagues: Take Notice This Transgender Day of Visibility  By NAfME Member Ær Queen Whenever someone asks what my job is, I get excited! I get to share that I…

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Black Music History: More Than Just a February Lesson

Black Music History More Than Just a February Lesson By NAfME Member Ashley Cuthbertson This article first appeared on A. Cuthbertson Consulting’s blog where you can listen to this blog…

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Creating Music with a Neurodiverse Population

Creating Music with a Neurodiverse Population 3 Strings Is Dismantling Music Education Inequality By Ruth LeMay, NAfME Council for Guitar Education North Central Division Representative This article first appeared in…

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NAfME Releases New Strategic Plan Moving the Music Education Profession Progressively Forward

For Immediate Release Contact: Catherina Hurlburt catherinah@nafme.org or (571) 323-3395 National Association for Music Education Releases New Strategic Plan Moving the Music Education Profession Progressively Forward RESTON, VA (November 22,…

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Embracing Local Indigenous Peoples’ Ways and Musics in School Music Classes 

First Peoples’ Ways Forward:   Embracing Local Indigenous Peoples’ Ways and Musics in School Music Classes  By NAfME Members Anita Prest, J. Scott Goble, and Hector Vazquez-Cordoba   This blog refers to…

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