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Establish Empathy in the Ensemble

Establish Empathy in the Ensemble Conducting Musicians Before the Music  By NAfME Members Dr. Lauren Reynolds and Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them…

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I Lost My Wind Ensemble . . . And Saved My Music Program

I Lost My Wind Ensemble . . . And Saved My Music Program By NAfME Member Christian Robinson Presenting I Lost My Wind Ensemble . . . And Saved My Music…

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Highlighting the Path Back to Post-COVID Normalcy

Breadcrumbs for the Band Director Highlighting the Path Back to Post-COVID Normalcy By NAfME Member Robin Linaberry This article first appeared on the Routledge blog. The well-trained Director of the Anytown…

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10 Books to Improve Practice, Part II

10 Books to Improve Practice, Part II A Better Approach to Practice By NAfME Member Kyle Oberhauser A quick review from Part I, “Why Practice Works,” will show the importance…

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A Pathway to Perpetual Purpose and Pride

Sharing Stories about Ourselves  By NAfME Members Lori Schwartz Reichl and Jonathan Grantham Have you ever asked someone a question—or have been asked a question—and were disappointed when the inquiry…

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Scary Music Part 2—The Sequel!

Scary Music Part 2—The Sequel! More Creepy, Gross, and Macabre Things Lurking in Your Music Classroom By NAfME Member Peter J. Perry, D.M.A. It is October, and in the spirit…

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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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Incorporating More Assessment in Your Orchestra Classroom

Incorporating More Assessment in Your Orchestra Classroom Finding the Balance between Assessment and Rehearsal  By NAfME Member Daniel Lytle I find accurately assessing my orchestra students to be challenging. It…

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Resources for Learning the Violin Audition Excerpt: Brahms Symphony No. 1, Mvt. 2, Solo

Resources for Learning the Violin Audition Excerpt: Brahms Symphony No. 1, Mvt. 2, Solo By NAfME Member Tomás Cotik Copyright © by Tomás Cotik – All rights reserved. The April 2021…

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What Music Has Meant to My Students

What Music Has Meant to My Students Live from Room 218 By NAfME Member Joseph Rutkowski This school year in Room 218 at John L. Miller – Great Neck North…

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