Thank you for stopping by the NAfME booth at the 2019 Midwest Clinic! Below are some resources we’d like to share as you head into 2020.
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2014 Music Standards
The 2014 Music Standards are all about Music Literacy. The standards emphasize conceptual understanding in areas that reflect the actual processes in which musicians engage: Creating, Performing, and Responding.
- 2014 Music Standards (PK-8 General Music)
- 2014 Music Standards (Composition/Theory)
- 2014 Music Standards (Music Technology)
- 2014 Music Standards (Guitar/Keyboard/Harmonizing Instruments)
- 2014 Music Standards (Ensemble)
Opportunity to Learn Standards
What curriculum and scheduling, staffing, materials and equipment, and facilities are needed to support the music standards?
- Opportunity to Learn Standards (OTL)
- OTL Summary Sheet
- OTL Standards Checklist – General Music Checklist
- OTL Standards Checklist – Specialized Areas Including Ensembles Checklist
- OTL Standards Checklist – General K-12 Checklist
Workbooks for Building and Evaluating
Effective Music Education Programs
These workbooks are designed to help you improve your music education program and advocate for appropriate evaluation of your teaching as a music educator.
- Workbook for General Music
- Workbook for Ensembles
These documents address how public education is governed so you can strategize methods to accomplish advocacy goals.
- Local Advocacy Action Plan
- NAfME Civic Action Field Guide
- Grassroots Advocacy Inventory
- 2020 Collegiate Advocacy Summit
Federal Funding Resources
There is federal money available to support students’ access to music education. Title IV-A block grants provide the most readily available funding opportunities.
It is a music teacher’s responsibility ensure all aspects of their program’s activities comply with copyright law. These resources provide details on relevant copyright issues.