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The Importance of Proper Instrument Setup

The Importance of Proper Instrument Setup A Guide from Kennedy Violins By Joel Kennedy  This blog is sponsored by NAfME Corporate member Kennedy Violins. Since 2000, Kennedy Violins has been…

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Flexible Fiddling Leads to Increased Engagement in Orchestra

Flexible Fiddling Leads to Increased Engagement in Orchestra By NAfME Retired Member Jenny B. Peters Recently I decided to learn to fiddle. I wanted to play by ear and improvise.…

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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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NAfME Council for Orchestral Education Shares Encouragement and Ideas for Orchestra Directors during MIOSM®

NAfME Council for Orchestral Education Shares Encouragement and Ideas for Orchestra Directors during Music In Our Schools Month® During Music In Our Schools Month®, the NAfME Council for Orchestral Education…

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Top 10 Most-Read Music Education Blogs of 2022

Top 10 #MusicEd Blogs of 2022 In 2022 music educators were reading about new ideas for their music programs, inclusivity in their classrooms, and notably—teacher recruitment and retention, as education…

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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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Coping with Hearing Loss in a Music Education Setting

Coping with Hearing Loss in a Music Education Setting Teacher and Student By NAfME Member Edward J. Ercilla Presenting Coping with Hearing Loss in the Music Education Setting: Teacher and Student…

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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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Reevaluating Professional Practice

Reevaluating Professional Practice Experimenting with the New and Interrogating the Old in Ensemble Music Education By NAfME Member Brian N. Weidner As a new band director, I remember having a…

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Using Technology to Enhance Your School Concert

Concert Technology Using Technology to Enhance Your School Concert By NAfME Member Peter J. Perry, D.M.A. I will never take for granted the ability to sit down in person with…

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