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Highlighting the Path Back to Post-COVID Normalcy

Breadcrumbs for the Band Director Highlighting the Path Back to Post-COVID Normalcy By NAfME Member Robin Linaberry This article first appeared on the Routledge blog. The well-trained Director of the Anytown…

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Motivating Your Ensemble: Ignite a Spark!

Motivating Your Ensemble Ignite a Spark! By NAfME Member Wendy K. Matthews When making music with others, the ensemble is able to become much more than the sum of its…

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Find Freedom Songs in QuaverMusic

Find Freedom Songs in QuaverMusic Utilize QuaverMusic’s Freedom Songs during Black History Month! This blog is sponsored by NAfME Corporate Member QuaverMusic. QuaverMusic is proud to provide a collection of…

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Leadership Inside and Outside the Classroom

Leadership Inside and Outside the Classroom Dr. Blaire Koerner and Rachel RobertsInstitute for Music Leadership Sponsored by Eastman School of Music All industries are constantly changing and evolving with the…

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The Meaning of Mentorship 

The Meaning of Mentorship  By NAfME Member Lori Schwartz Reichl This article first appeared in the August 2021 issue of Teaching Music. “The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not…

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Resource Building in the Digital Age

Resource Building in the Digital Age Tools and Support for Music Education By Rebecca Hof, sponsored by Save The Music Foundation The original article first appeared on the Save The Music…

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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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The Sunshine File

A Note from the Academic Editor: The Sunshine File By NAfME Member Corin T. Overland, Academic Editor of Music Educators Journal This article first appeared in the December 2020 issue…

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10 Books to Improve Practice, Part II

10 Books to Improve Practice, Part II A Better Approach to Practice By NAfME Member Kyle Oberhauser A quick review from Part I, “Why Practice Works,” will show the importance…