NAfME members share insights into recruiting the next generation of music educators in a webinar series called “Building a Legacy: Recruiting Future Music Educators,” supported by the Society for Music Teacher Education (SMTE).

An Influencer’s Toolkit: Practical Steps to Build Your Legacy (2022)
Presenter: Dr. Angela Ammerman; Additional Panelists: Larisa Marian and Krista Mergen

Do you remember the moment you fell in love with making music? What about the moment you discovered your passion for teaching music? This influencer’s toolkit will provide practical steps to share powerful teaching experiences with potential future music teachers. Featuring music major nights, teaching awards, and “future music educator events,” you will leave this session ready to contribute to the future in a whole new way. Join us for this highly interactive webinar and build your legacy today!

Building a Legacy: Recruiting Future Music Educators (2021)
Presenters: Ross Winter, Lauren Maho, Anna Puster, John Puster, Nancy Ditmer, Brayden Frye

Hosted by master educator, clinician, and conductor: Veronica Jackson. Additional presenters: Ross Winter, University of Central Florida; Lauren Maho, Freshman/Music Education Major, Virginia Commonwealth University;  Anna Puster, College of Wooster; John Puster, Triway Local Schools; Nancy Ditmer, NAfME Past President, College of Wooster; and Brayden Frye, Martin Elementary School, Weakley County Schools.

Building a Legacy: Recruiting Future Music Educators (2022)
Presenter: Sandy Goldie

The need for music educators across the country is great and you can help! This is the second program in a series. Learn how to leave a legacy with future music educators as you actively recruit music teachers from within your own program. Develop a music teacher mentoring mindset and brainstorm ways to engage your own students in early teaching experiences. Learn more about desirable teacher traits and begin to uncover those in your young musicians. Unlock powerful methods for reaching and convincing parents about the job availability, stability, and personal enjoyment of teaching music. Join us for this highly engaging webinar and begin to build your legacy!

Building a Legacy: Mentoring Future Music Educators from Kindergarten to 12th Grade! (2022)
Presenters: Jonathan Helmick, Amanda Schlegel, Kathleen Melago

A music teacher mentor can shape a future music educator’s future in significant and powerful ways. Learn how to find future music teachers in classrooms at any level and build the tools to mentor these students. Participate in small breakout rooms with other music teachers hoping to contribute to the future of music education as you create your own recruiting and mentoring plan for your students. Craft early teaching experiences for even your elementary students and learn how to transform concerned parents into their child’s biggest advocates! Join us for this highly interactive webinar and prepare your students for an incredible future in the most rewarding of jobs.



April 2024 Teaching Music


  • Music Education Profession
  • Recruitment

Resource Type

  • Video
  • Webinar


  • Music Teacher Education

Explore More

Sorry, we couldn't find any related resources.

What does Tri-M mean to you? Tri-M Alumnus Madelynn W.
Messiah University. Learn more. Earn your master's in music conducting or music education. Online. Flexible. Affordable.
New Gator Cases Allegro Series Orchestra Bags