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Meet the 2024 Biennial NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education Conference Keynote Speaker: Omar Thomas

Meet Acclaimed Jazz Musician, Educator, Arranger, and Award-Winning Composer Omar Thomas The conference takes place September 25–28, 2024, in Atlanta, Georgia, and registration is open. Described as “elegant, beautiful, sophisticated,…

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Webinar: Improv 101 and Beyond: Blues, Bebop, and Vocal Improv Ideas for Your Music Classroom

Presenters: Lenora Helm Hammonds, Danny Kolke, William Leather, Lisa Linde. Facilitator: Bethany Robinson. This webinar will give you strategies to introduce the blues, bebop, and vocal jazz improvisation to your…

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double bass instrumentalists in 2022 All National Honor Ensemble Symphony Orchestra rehearsal

The History of Double Bass Patterns

The History of Double Bass Patterns By Jason Heath, Orchestral Strings Product Specialist, Eastman Music Company This blog is sponsored by NAfME Corporate member Eastman Music Company. The double bass,…

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Linking Latin Rhythms into Orff Ensembles

Linking Latin Rhythms into Orff Ensembles By NAfME Member Oscar Oviedo Presenting Linking Latin Rhythms into Orff Ensembles at the “NAfME is ME!” 2022 NAfME National Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. Register now. This…

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The 2019 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles Modern Band performed under the direction of Scott Burstein in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Bob O’Lary

540 Students from 45 States and Territories to Perform in the All-National Honor Ensembles

For Immediate Release Contact: Kristen Rencher at NAfME kristenr@nafme.org or (571) 323-5898 540 Students from 45 States and Territories to Perform in National Harbor, Maryland, in the All-National Honor Ensembles…

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Arranging for Pedagogy

Arranging for Pedagogy A Creative Approach to Repertoire in the Modern Music Room By NAfME Member Heather Fortune Presenting Arranging For Pedagogy—A Creative Approach to Repertoire in the Modern Music…

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organist Matthew Kaminski at Truist Stadium

Play Ball! Out to the Ballgame with Major League Baseball Team Organist Matthew Kaminski

Play Ball! Out to the Ballgame with Major League Baseball (MLB) Team Organist Matthew Kaminski By Thomas Amoriello Jr., Immediate Past Chair of the NAfME Council for Guitar Education The sights,…

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Six Renowned Conductors to Lead the 2022 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Kristen Rencher 571-323-5898 KristenR@nafme.org Six Renowned Conductors to Lead the 2022 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles The Nation’s Top High School Musicians to Perform in Six…

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533 Students from 48 States and Territories to Perform in National Online Concert during Music In Our Schools Month®

For Immediate Release Contact: Kristen Rencher at NAfME kristenr@nafme.org or (571) 323-5898 533 Students from 48 States and Territories to Perform in National Online Concert during Music In Our Schools…

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Top 10 Most-Read Music Education Blogs of 2021

Top 10 #MusicEd Blogs of 2021 2021 has been a year of innovation, new ideas, and enthusiastic advocacy for the critical importance of music education for students. Music educators have…

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