CMEA Continues Advocacy Efforts

Earlier this year, California’s State Assembly announced unfortunate news that SB 725 – a California Music Educators Association (CMEA) sponsored bill – would no longer update the State’s Visual and…

How You Can Advocate for Music Education

Music has an important role in education. Its collaborative qualities encourage students to engage in critical thinking, while at the same time allowing them to better understand themselves and the…

Takeaways from NAfME’s 2015 National Assembly

What did you do on your summer break? In June, leaders of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) from throughout the United States gathered in Washington, D.C., to advocate…

Nominations for the George N. Parks Award Are Open!

Do you know an exemplary music educator? Nominate that teacher for the George N. Parks Leadership in Music Education Award! Developed by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and Music…

How to Travel with a Music Ensemble, Part 2

“It Takes a Village.” Your Next Steps to a Successful Tour. Part 2 of the series By Dan Schwartz   Ensemble directors are great leaders. They marshal dozens of individuals…

You Can Mix Music and Politics

NAfME Hill Day 2015 Recap   Last week, the National Association for Music Education capped off its annual Hill Day event, with more than 200 music education advocates (including 47…