Teacher Evaluation and Music Assessment Preconference in Nashville Will Discuss Measurements for Music Learning

Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville,Tennessee



The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) will host the Teacher Evaluation and Music Assessment Preconference on October 26 and 27, 2013. The Preconference will be held prior to the 2013 National In-Service Conference, October 27-30. Both events will be at the Gaylord  Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Saturday,  October 26, session is intended for administrators, music program leaders, and teachers, and will focus on the work being done by NAfME and partners to increase and improve the knowledge of effective music teaching and measurement of music learning.

Sunday’s workshop will include a “lab” session where evaluation and assessment strategies can be practiced with teachers and students. Registration for the pre-conference session is an additional $100 per day or $150 for 2 days.

Speakers will include members of the NAfME Teacher Evaluation Task Force, leaders from the research community, and speakers such as Dru Davidson, chair of the Tennessee Fine Arts Growth Measures Development Committee and Arts Administrator for Memphis City Public Schools who will discuss the topic, “Race to the Top Teacher Evaluation.”

The session schedule includes:

  • The Common Core and Music Literacy
  • Re-Imagined Standards, Student Assessment, and Teacher Evaluation. (Information from the music writers of the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards, focusing on the “cornerstone assessments” being developed as a part of the new National Standards.)
  • NAfME Actions and Tools. (A summary of political and practical developments at the national, state, and local levels, especially those undertaken by NAfME and our partners.)


There will also be an introduction to the NAfME Workbook for Building and Evaluating Effective Music Education, a new resource for school administrators and music educators.


Additional information on the Preconference and In-Sevice Conference


Roz Fehr, NAfME Managing Editor for News, May 17, 2013. © National Association for Music Education