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Begin the School Year with Ringing Success

Begin the School Year with Ringing Success The Benefits of Using Handchimes in the Classroom By Kathleen Ebling Shaw, sponsored by Malmark, Inc.—Bellcraftsmen You, like many music teachers, may have…

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Group Improvisation in the Choral Rehearsal

Group Improvisation in the Choral Rehearsal Three Improvisation Paradigms By NAfME Member Christopher L. Clark, PhD Chris Clark presented on “Group Improvisation in the Choral Rehearsal” during the NAfME 2021…

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A Vision of Hope

A Vision of Hope How Four Schools Put on a Jazz Choir Collaboration during a Pandemic School Year Shared by NAfME Member Edward A. Trimis Last fall, four different Los…

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What Music Has Meant to My Students

What Music Has Meant to My Students Live from Room 218 By NAfME Member Joseph Rutkowski This school year in Room 218 at John L. Miller – Great Neck North…

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The Gift of Musical Language

The Gift of Musical Language It’s a “Sign” of Service amid Uncertain Times By NAfME Member Lori Schwartz Reichl This article was originally published in December 2020 for Saint Bernard…

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Building Community through Music

Austin High School Building Community through Music By Ron Freiheit, sponsored by Wenger   The music program at Austin High School (AHS) in Austin, Minnesota, was growing. By 2018, it…

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A Prelude to Performance

A Prelude to Performance Instructional Methods for Introducing a Musical Selection  By NAfME Member Lori Schwartz Reichl This article was originally published in the February 2020 teacher edition of In Tune…