Celebrating Music In Our Schools Month®


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Check out how other music teachers and students are celebrating Music in Our Schools Month® and sharing ways that music inspires them! Follow the hashtags
#MIOSM and #MusicConnectsUs on Twitter and Instagram! Don’t forget to tag @NAfME in your own posts as well! 

 

 

Watch Music in Our Schools Month® videos below!

 

  • Jane Smith

    I assume the World’s Largest Concert project is not being produced this year? Is there a way to access the material that will be sung in the American Voices concerts or is Power in Me the only piece being offered through NAfME this year?

    • This year NAfME partnered with American Young Voices, which hosts the largest choir concerts in the world. To access the full AYV repertoire teachers needed to have registered for a concert, and the deadline is now past. However, “Power in Me” is offered free to anyone who wants to participate in their school or community. More information is available here: http://www.nafme.org/programs/miosm/miosm-american-young-voices/

      • Jane Smith

        I have come to depend on NAfME to provide 6-8 fine musical works to teach to my students each year, since I began teaching at the primary school level in 1990. I myself, learned many of the standards that most people learned in college (I taught MS & HS for many years) and trusted NAfME to choose uplifting music with musically educational value. I appreciated the accompaniments (from cassettes, to CD’s to online), lesson plans, tips and we enjoyed watching students from all over the country perform the music that we learned together. It was truly a wonderful Worlds’ Largest Concert for us. Although I understand wanting a change, it is getting more difficult to educate students when the adults have developed a “candy taste” in music listening. Many parents and administrators want to hear only pop music and I have found support and encouragement from my professional music organization and other music educators through the annual Worlds’ Largest Concert Programs. My school is not able to participate in the American Voices concert because it does not match up with our schedule, and we would have great difficulty with parent commitment to an outside of school obligation. I would have gladly paid the $95 for the music but did not see that as an option. I am sad and frustrated that my students (and myself) will not be able to participate other than singing one piece this year. I sincerely hope that this will not be the trend in the future and that NAfME will consider publishing the music for all students and teacher, if they are not continuing the WLC format. Thank you.

        • annie

          Hi Jane! I understand your frustration. I am a volunteer music teacher in our school district and private music teacher as well as an award winning children’s songwriter. I write mainly curriculum based music. I have one piece scored for vocals, that may interest you. It is called NO TIME FOR HATE. . I also have another song, great for mixed voices, called WHO I AM. Both come with instrumental accompaniment (karaoke), as well as lyrics, practice video and the original recording. I think this whole package will run you $8.00 on Songs for Teaching (a treasure trove of school songs!) I also have songs about motivation and determination, identity (Who I Am) bullying prevention, tolerance and acceptance and environmental conservation. I would be honored to have you listen to some of our songs at (annie lynn dot net). We performed these songs for MIOSM at the Harrisburg State Capitol and it was a magical and memorable experience. Best of luck to you and your students. Hang in there, You sound like a caring and effective music teacher. Peace, Annie Lynn✌🏻️🎶🙋🎸🎹

  • Hello, Jane. This year NAfME partnered with American Young Voices, which hosts the largest choir concerts in the world. To access the full AYV repertoire teachers needed to have registered for a concert, and the deadline is now past. However, “Power in Me” is offered free to anyone who wants to participate in their school or community. More information is available here: http://www.nafme.org/programs/miosm/miosm-american-young-voices/

  • For the 2017-2018 school year, NAfME has selected a number of songs as well for Music In Our Schools Month®. We will have them available on the main MIOSM® page (nafme.org) by the end of 2017, so please keep checking back.