In March 2015, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Music In Our Schools Month and Association members can participate in two special ways! Submit a MIOSM Concert video of your students singing a song from the MIOSM concert repertoire or one featuring a new song, “Always Sing” written exclusively for NAfME members and their students.
Start teaching the great songs in the 2015 the Concert for Music In Our Schools Month repertoire and submit video footage of your students performing them!
Email Susan Lambert with your name, your school name, city, state, and the names of the songs you will videotape and submit, so that we can prepare for your participation.
It’s easy to create and submit your video – just follow the directions on the NAfME website. The deadline for video sumissions is February 15th!
More exciting news: a new composition, “Always Sing,” is the latest addition to the Concert for Music In Our Schools Month repertoire! Valory Music Co. recording artist RaeLynn debuted “Always Sing,” a song she wrote with Nicolle Galyon and Jimmy Robbins, for the 30th Anniversary of Music In Our Schools Month at the 2014 National In-Service Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The song, written exclusively for NAfME members, embodies the spirit of music education.
Schools are invited to learn, rehearse and post their version as part of the 30th Anniversary of MIOSM/Concert for Music In Our Schools Month. Sheet music and piano tracks are provided courtesy of Give a Note Foundation and Rick DeJonge (arranger). Special thanks to Warner Chappell Music and Universal Music Group.
Don’t forget! Schools who prepare a video of “Always Sing”, may be selected as one of up to five school stops on the 2015 Music In Our Schools Tour!
Throughout the month of March 2015, music educators and their students from throughout the United States and overseas will join NAfME in celebrating the importance school music programs. You and your students can play a special role in our once-in-a-lifetime celebration!
Roz Fehr, NAfME Communications Content Developer, December 18, 2014 © National Association for Music Education (NAfME.org)