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Guiding and Learning from the Audition Process

Guiding and Learning from the Process Educators use a variety of strategies to guide students through the application process for the NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles—and pick up new strategies for…

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Fresh Professional Development for Spring 2019

Fresh Professional Development for Spring 2019 Dozens of Hours of Professional Development for $20 a Year NAfME Academy is an easy way to access content specific, peer-reviewed, and innovative professional development sessions…

Jazz Is the Aspirational Sound of Our Democracy

Jazz Is the Aspirational Sound of Our Democracy An Interview with 2019 All-National Honor Jazz Ensemble Conductor Todd Stoll and Guest Soloist Camille Thurman   This year the 2019 All-National…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Improvising

The Beginner’s Guide to Improvising A Three-Step Process for your Beginner Jazz Students By NAfME Member Richard Grennor This article originally appeared on “Dr. Grennor’s Music Academy” blog.   There…

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Towards a More Inclusive Music Education

Towards a More Inclusive Music Education Diversifying the Styles of Music We Study, Create, and Perform By NAfME Member Steve Holley   Change can sometimes be scary. After 19 years…

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A Love of Music from the Very Beginning

A Love of Music from the Very Beginning Harlow Alexander, This Year’s Shannon Kelly Kane scholarship Recipient By Lisa Ferber This article first appeared in the October 2018 issue of…

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Four Questions on Popular Music Education

  Four Questions on Popular Music Education  Toward a More Diverse and Inclusive Music Education   By NAfME Member Steve Holley   Over the course of the past couple of…