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2024 Music Education Champion Award Rep. David Scott (GA-13) with NAfME President-Elect Cecil Adderley, NAfME President Deb Confredo, NAfME Immediate Past President Scott R. Sheehan, and GMEA leaders and collegiate members

Rep. David Scott (GA-13) Named Recipient of the NAfME 2024 Music Education Champion Award

Representative David Scott of Georgia Named the NAfME 2024 Music Education Champion Award Recipient HERNDON, VA (June 12, 2024)—National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is pleased to announce Representative David…

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How to Keep Music in Our Schools

How to Keep Music in Our Schools By NAfME Member Ashley Cuthbertson  This article first appeared on the A. Cuthbertson Consulting blog. Listen to this blog post by clicking the…

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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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A Place for Difficult Conversations

A Place for Difficult Conversations The Foundations of Music Education Classroom By Drew X Coles This blog is sponsored by NAfME Corporate member Teachers College, Columbia University Master of Arts…

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New Report on Music Educator Recruitment and Retention by NAfME Provides a Blueprint for Strengthening the Music Teacher Profession

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Catherina Hurlburt CatherinaH@nafme.org or 703-860-4000 New Report on Music Educator Recruitment and Retention by the National Association for Music Education Provides a Blueprint for Strengthening the…

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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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