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We See You, Sis! A Conversation of the Unique Experiences of Black Female Band Directors

We See You, Sis! A Conversation of the Unique Experiences of Black Female Band Directors By NAfME Members Tiffiny C. Reckley and Jennifer A. Theilacker Presenting We See You, Sis! A…

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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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Developing Teachers to Advance Multilingual Learners in Music Education

Developing Teachers to Advance Multilingual Learners in Music Education By NAfME Member Brandon Roeder  Presenting Developing Teachers to Advance Multilingual Students in Music Education at the “NAfME is ME!” 2022 NAfME National…

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The Student Voice: Are We Listening and Adapting?

The Student Voice Are We Listening and Adapting? By NAfME Member Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl “If you want to serve, you must begin by listening, not assuming.” ― Jacqueline Novogratz,…

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Transgender Inclusivity in Schools: Easy, Necessary, and Life-Saving

Transgender Inclusivity in Schools Easy, Necessary, and Life-Saving By NAfME Members Ær Queen and Nicholas Prosini  Presenting Just Gender: Pathways to Inclusivity in Music Classes at the “NAfME is ME!”…

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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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Music Empowering Voice: A Student-Teacher Take

Music Empowering Voice A Student-Teacher Take Sponsored by NAfME Corporate Member Hawaii Youth Symphony   What would life be like without the opportunity to hold an instrument? What impact would…

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National Association for Music Education Awards Two, Two-Year Research Projects

Projects Focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Music Education and Standards-Based Music Achievement in Instrumental Music Education As part of an ongoing series of research projects that the National…

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Star-Songs and Constellations: Lessons from the Global Jukebox

Star-Songs and Constellations Lessons from the Global Jukebox By Patricia Shehan Campbell  This article first appeared in the September 2021 issue of Music Educators Journal. In a time of attention…

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Lessons Learned Teaching during a Pandemic

Lessons Learned Teaching during a Pandemic By NAfME Member Suzanne N. Hall This article first appeared in the March 2022 issue of Music Educators Journal. I have dabbled in developing…

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