Take a Back to School Break with September Music Educators Journal

Fall is a time for fresh starts. The September issue of Music Educators Journal offers new approaches for the music classroom. Look for these features when the journal arrives:

  • “Can’t We Just Change the Words? The Role of Authenticity in Culturally Informed Music Education” by Lisa Huisman Koops
  • “Teamwork in the Music Room” by Ellen Criss
  • “Cultivating Audiences: Taming, Teaching, Transforming” by Sandra Nicolucci
  • “Implement a ‘Connecting Parents with Learning Project’ in Your School” by Alfred S. Townsend
  • “Challenges Facing Guitar Education” by Eli Harrison
  • “Steel Band Repertoire: The Case for Original Music” by Chris Tanner

MENC Today, the journal news section, covers MENC’s advocacy efforts and looks ahead to the World’s Largest Concert in March 2011 and Music Education Week in Washington, DC next June.

The news section also includes details for MENC’s National Anthem Day on September 14 and other conferences and seminars in the coming months. You’ll also find an interview with MENC’s new executive director Michael A. Butera.

The September news stories include:

  • “MENC, Arts Groups Release 21st Century Arts Skills Map at Congressional Briefing”
  • “MENC’s New Executive Director Has a Passion for Music”
  • “All-National Honor Ensemble Auditions Now Open for 2011”
  • “Begin Preparations for 2011 World’s Largest Concert”

Back to School Notes
Celebrate Arts in Education Week—September 12-18, 2010
Check out MENC Journals Online
Copyright Awareness Scholarship Awareness Winners Announced
NAMM Launches SchoolJam Contest for Teen Bands

Upcoming Conferences:
National Symposium on Multicultural Music
National Urban Music Leadership Conference
Third International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education

Make a point this school year to connect with other music educators to share teaching experiences and ideas. MENC makes it easy with several forums, as well as Facebook and Twitter.

Roz Fehr, September 2, 2010 © MENC: The National Association for Music Education