NAfME Research


NAfME believes research is a central component of the work of the association and our members. One of four building blocks of the Association’s Strategic Plan, Research is supported in our association by two Societies and highlighted at a biennial research conference.

Upcoming Events:

2017 Symposium on Music Teacher Education,
sponsored by the Society for Music Teacher Education,
September 7-9
Minneapolis, MN

2018 Biennial Research Conference
March 22-24, 2018
Atlanta, GA
Call for Proposals
Proposal Submissions System for proposals – deadline October 2, 2017



The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Society for Research in Music Education (SRME) seeks to encourage and improve the quality of scholarship and research within the music education profession. The SRME consists of all subscribers of the Journal of Research in Music Education (JRME). Visit the SRME page for more information including a list of state research chairs and a link to the Special Research Interest Groups (SRIGs).


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The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE) aspires to 

  • Improve the quality of teaching and research in music teacher education.
  • Provide leadership in the establishment of standards for certification of music teachers.
  • Serve as an arm of NAfME in influencing developments in music teacher education and in the certification of music teachers.

Visit the SMTE website for the latest information and to access the Teacher Evaluation portal.  Also read SMTE’s publication,  Journal of Music Teacher Education (JMTE) .  

Executive Committee of the Society for Music Teacher Education


Other Research News and Studies of Interest



Music Education Related Data Reports



Dashboards with music education related access data:


State level arts education census reports, including access to music education: