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What Was the Best Thing You Ever Learned from a Student?

What Was the Best Thing You Ever Learned from a Student? Three Music Educators Respond This article first appeared in the August 2021 issue of Teaching Music. Join NAfME today…

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Get Back into the Rehearsal with Technology

Get Back into the Rehearsal with Technology Use Your New Technology Skills to Facilitate Rebuilding Student In-Person Ensemble Skills  By NAfME Member Peter J. Perry, D.M.A. Ensemble classes across the…

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Inspire Your Students to Compose Anthems and Share Their Talent with Musical Icons

Inspire Your Students to Compose Anthems and Share Their Talent with Musical Icons By Sarah Baer and Amanda Little, sponsored by NAfME Corporate Member Kidizenship What is the first thing…

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Excitement, Equity, Exploration: Music Education in Finland 

Excitement, Equity, Exploration Music Education in Finland  By NAfME Member Argine Safari Argine Safari presented on “Excitement, Equity, Exploration: Music Education in Finland” during the NAfME 2021 PreK–12 Learning Collaborative…

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Embracing the Intangibles: Teaching Empathy and Engagement

Embracing the Intangibles Teaching Empathy and Engagement By NAfME Member Paul K. Fox This article originally appeared on Paul Fox’s blog here. Admittedly, if we keep piling on more mandates…

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Active Thinking, Not Just Active Doing, in the Ensemble Classroom

Active Thinking, Not Just Active Doing, in the Ensemble Classroom By NAfME Member Brian N. Weidner Brian N. Weidner presented on “Active Thinking (and Active Doing) in Ensemble Classrooms” during…

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Say What? There’s an Africentric Music Education Framework?

Say What? There’s an Africentric Music Education Framework? By Dr. Georgiary Bledsoe and Dr. Sonya White Hope, sponsored by SankofaSongs Why, yes. Yes, there is! We suggested in “Engaging an…

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Creating, Responding, and Connecting in the Ensemble

Creating, Responding, and Connecting in the Ensemble Ideas for Inclusion  By NAfME Member Daniel Albert Daniel Albert presented on “Creating, Responding, and Connecting in the Ensemble” during the NAfME 2021…

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Infusing Creativity into Your Next Ensemble Rehearsal

Infusing Creativity into Your Next Ensemble Rehearsal By NAfME Members Wendy K. Matthews, BethAnn Hepburn, and Elizabeth Hankins Wendy Matthews, BethAnn Hepburn, and Elizabeth Hankins presented on “Infusing Creativity into…

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Creating Meaningful Music Programs in Rural Settings

Creating Meaningful Music Programs in Rural Settings Ideas to Build and Strengthen Your Music Program By NAfME Members Chris Harper and DaShaun McGee  Chris Harper and DaShaun McGee presented on…

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