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Creating an Inclusive Music Classroom

Creating an Inclusive Music Classroom Honoring Students’ “Funds of Knowledge” By NAfME Member Chiao-Wei Liu  This article was first published in the January 2024 issue of Journal of General Music…

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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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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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We See You, Sis! A Conversation of the Unique Experiences of Black Female Band Directors

We See You, Sis! A Conversation of the Unique Experiences of Black Female Band Directors By NAfME Members Tiffiny C. Reckley and Jennifer A. Theilacker Presented We See You, Sis!…

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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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Thinking Outside the Box for Black History Month

Thinking Outside the Box for Black History Month How Do We Change the Narrative?  By NAfME Member Marques L. A. Garrett February is the annual celebration of the lives, work,…

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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 composer…

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Modeling Diversity: Translating Social Issues through Music

Modeling Diversity Translating Social Issues through Music By NAfME Member Raymond Reimer Uy Jr.Hanover Township Public Schools   “What is the story about our world that we are sharing with…

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Increasing Diversity and Equity in K–12 Ensemble Repertoire

Programming Diversity Increasing Diversity and Equity in K–12 Ensemble Repertoire By NAfME Member Mary Lynn Doherty, Ph.D. Northern Illinois University   Essential Question: If we believe our curriculum can reflect…

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A Resource for Diversity

A Resource for Diversity Rob Deemer wins the 2018 ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award. By Lori Schwartz Reichl This article first appeared in the April 2019 issue of Teaching…

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