Conferences and Events

National Conferences and Events

NAfME National Rally for Music Education

Tuesday, June 29, 10:00–11:30 AM CT (9:00–10:30 AM EDT)

Join NAfME President Mackie V. Spradley for the virtual National Rally for Music Education, featuring NAfME state and national leaders along with special guests, advocates, and partners from the field. Celebrate music educators as we conclude this unique school year, and unite your voice with your colleagues as we continue to advocate for the inclusion of music in our schools.

Registration coming soon

NAfME Virtual Music Program Leaders Forum

November 3 – 4, 2021
Presentation applicants will be notified of the status of their session proposal by June 15, 2021.

NAfME Council of Music Program Leaders Colloquium series

  • August 26, 2021 TBA
  • October 28, 2021 TBA

State and Division Conferences

Making Equity Actionable: 2021 July Virtual Conference

  • Register now for Making Equity Actionable, a virtual music education conference, July 13-15, co-hosted with thirteen NAfME-affiliated state Music Education Associations (MEAs) across the United States. At this virtual event, educators will learn strategies for opening doors to all students while evaluating the curricula we teach to ensure cultural relevance. Register now

NAfME Federated State Association Conferences

Conferences are produced by each of the NAfME federated state associations throughout the year. Please visit this page to find your state’s website and more information.


NAfME Advocacy Tuesdays in April

Professional Learning Community Live and On-Demand Free Webinars during COVID-19

Recording for May 12, 2020, “Keeping Music Education Strong,” a NAfME and NAMM Foundation webinar

Vision 2020—February 25 NAfME now Immediate Past President and Board Chair Kathleen D. Sanz; Deb Confredo, chair of the Society for Research in Music education; and Linda Thornton, chair of the Society for Music Teacher Education presented the first of the “Vision 2020” webinars on February 25, 2020. Music educators played a role in helping envision the future of music education, responding to the ideas in this first of a series of Vision 2020 live webinars. Find the archived webinar and PDF of the slide deck here

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