music education

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Assessment Initiative

NAfME Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Current-State Assessment Information and FAQ  The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) wants to live up to our core mission of advancing music education by promoting the…

Music In Our Schools Month Recognized in Congress

In mid-March, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (NY-7) introduced a congressional resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives expressing support for the designation of March 2019 as Music In Our Schools Month.…

hip hop

Hip Hop Empowers!

Hip Hop Empowers! Interview with Harlem-Raised, Boston-Based Hip Hop Artist Billy Dean Thomas By Thomas Amoriello Jr. NAfME Council for Guitar Education Chair   The six elements of the hip…

equity

Engaging Diversity in Music-Making and Teaching

Amplify: Involvement Engaging Diversity in Music-Making and Teaching   By Dr. Alice M. Hammel Opus Facilitator Faculty Member – James Madison University   It is difficult to describe the numerous…

equity

Diversity and Equity in Music Education

  Diversity and Equity in Music Education By NAfME Immediate Past President Denese Odegaard In the school district where I serve as the Performing Arts Curriculum Specialist in Fargo, North…

choral

Diversity in the Choral Classroom

  Diversity in the Choral Classroom: Adversity or Electricity? By NAfME Member Dee Ann Gray   “Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and test of…