Serving Jazz Educators is the Aim of New MENC Initiative

MENC will step forward to meet the challenge to the music education community caused by the dissolution of the International Association for Jazz Education. To support education in jazz, the quintessentially American art form,…

“Phenomenal” Winners Solo with the Marine Band

  According to Director Colonel Michael Colburn, the two students chosen as the inaugural winners of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band Concerto Contest are “phenomenal” musicians. They proved…

Choosing Choir Music for Children

“Watching children’s faces as choral repertoire becomes part of them is one of the great joys in a conductor’s life. This integration of musical meaning and human understanding can only…

MENC Leadership Sets New National Conference Schedule

In April, the MENC National Executive Board (NEB) voted to replace the association’s long-standing national biennial conference with an annual national event or series of events. According to MENC President-Elect…

Music Educators Report on Health Issues

In January 2008, MENC’s online Question of the Month asked members about health issues for music educators and music students. 374 members responded to this voluntary survey. One question from…