2022 NAfME National Conference Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Paul R. Lehman
NAfME Past President
Paul R. Lehman served as a professor and as senior associate dean of the School of Music, Theater, and Dance at the University of Michigan. Prior to his tenure at Michigan, he taught in the public schools of Ohio and at the University of Colorado, the University of Kentucky, and the Eastman School of Music. He also served as music specialist with the U.S. Department of Education in Washington. Paul has served NAfME in a variety of roles almost continuously from his appointment as a member of the MENC Music Education Research Council in 1964 to his service as co-chair of the Executive Director Search Committee in 2009-10. He served as president in 1984-86, and in 1992-94 he chaired the groups that wrote the first voluntary national standards for K-12 music. He is a member of the Music Educators Hall of Fame and an Honorary Life Member of the International Society for Music Education. In 2021 he observed his 90th birthday by skydiving.