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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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What Strategies Are You Implementing to Ensure the Success of Your Upcoming Performances?

The first concerts of the year are very important as they can set the tone for the entire year. Preparation for performances starts on day one with relationship building. Students are more likely to have a vested interest in your program when they know that you care about them inside and outside of the music classroom.

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A Question for Reflection: Do Students and Staff See a Representation of Women in Music?

A Question for Reflection: Do Students and Staff See a Representation of Women in Music? By NAfME Member Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl  This article is an expansion of the opening…

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Free Online Resources for Music Education

Free Online Resources for Music Education Sponsored by Musicnotes Inc. The term “music teachers” seems like an oversimplification. When your job requires conducting four bands and a jazz ensemble, keeping…

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Song of the Week: Building a Vetted and Diverse Teaching Repertoire

Song of the Week Building a Vetted and Diverse Teaching Repertoire  By Naomi Fernandez, Programs Liaison Supervisor, sponsored by Education Through Music When Education Through Music (ETM) began the very…

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The Musician of the Month Project

Inspiring Students through Engaged Listening By NAfME Member Adam N. McLean, M.M.Ed. Somerville (MA) Public Schools Immediate Past President, Boston Area Kodály Educators The original version of this article first…

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An Opportunity to Create Life-Long Musical Relationships

An Opportunity to Create Life-Long Musical Relationships  An Interview with 2020 All-National Honor Ensemble Jazz Band Guest Artist Terell Stafford   The 2020 All-National Honor Ensemble (ANHE) Jazz Band is…

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It’s Elementary! Women Composers in K-5 Music Classrooms

It’s Elementary! Women Composers in K-5 Music Classrooms By NAfME Member Miriam Capellan  This article first appeared on the “Dear Clara” blog.   What is a composer? What does a…

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, . . . Am I Providing Opportunities Reflecting All?

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, . . . Am I Providing Opportunities Reflecting All? Expanding Diversity by Featuring Diverse Conductors, Composers, and Clinicians  By NAfME Member Lori Schwartz Reichl This…

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Playing through Beethoven’s 9 Symphonies Every Year

Playing through Beethoven’s 9 Symphonies Every Year Know the Musical Scales to Reach Monumental Heights By NAfME Member Joseph Rutkowski Consider this not-so-monumental for the teacher (although it does take…

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