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Official Twitter account for the National Association for Music Education. Founded in 1907.
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NAfME 5h
ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT for students to apply for the 2019 All-National Honor Ensembles. Learn more:
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NAfME 7h
Today is the last day to enter the 2019 Electronic Music Composition Competition! You could win a subscription to presenting sponsor software. Enter now:
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NAfME 22h
New blog: “When NAfME member Alicia Anderle’s students file into her classroom, she’s prepared to teach them far more than just music.” Read “The Miracle of Music in the Classroom” by Kristin Clark Taylor of :
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NAfME Apr 18
NAfME members: read your March 2019 issue of ‘Music Educators Journal’ online now. Topics include: a survey of the Chicago Ethnic Arts Project; democracy in the middle school classroom; the Korean ‘Ganggangsullae’ folk tradition; and more.
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NAfME Apr 18
Join the conversation on Amplify today. Current discussions among educators include: designing a new band room, early childhood standards and curricula, songs every child should know, jazz method books, middle school chorus, and more.
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NAfME Apr 17
Do music teachers ever retire? Not really! Read “Retired from What?” by NAfME member Paul K. Fox for ideas on how to remain engaged with the music education profession:
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NAfME Apr 17
Join colleagues from across the country in Orlando this November for the 2019 NAfME National Conference, “Amplify the Future of Music: Opening Doors for All Students”
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NAfME Apr 17
Thank you to Congresswoman (D-NY-7) and (D-MT) for reintroducing the Guarantee Access to Arts and Music Education Act. Learn more:
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NAfME Apr 16
Announcing the recipients of the 2019 NAfME Collegiate Professional Achievement Awards and Chapter of Excellence Awards! These awardees will be honored on stage in Washington, DC, this June: (Pictured here are 2018 award recipients.)
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NAfME Apr 16
New blog: Are you an aspiring first-year teacher getting ready to apply for a job? Read “Collegiates, Clean Up Your Social Media” by NAfME retired member Paul Fox:
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NAfME Apr 16
Apply today for the 2019 All-National Honor Ensembles! Perform under the direction of renowned conductors in Orlando, Florida. Applications close May 3 at 11:59 PM EDT:
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NAfME Apr 15
Kerry Filsinger of Temple University shares “Ten Tips for Integrating Composition into Elementary General Music”:
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NAfME Apr 15
DEADLINE to enter the 2019 Electronic Music Composition Competition is THIS FRIDAY! You could win a subscription to presenting sponsor software. Enter now:
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NAfME Apr 14
“The only real requirement for teaching composition is having an open mindset and the ability to stand back and watch the students’ creative juices and enthusiasm flow.” – NAfME member Ruth Debrot on “Composing in the Middle School Chorus”:
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NAfME Apr 14
“We have asked our teachers if they find NAfME Academy valuable, and they have said, ‘Absolutely, yes.’” – Sara T. Womack, fine and performing arts coordinator for Atlanta Public Schools. Bring NAfME Academy to your school district. Email nafmeacademy@nafme.org
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NAfME Apr 14
“As well as funk is a style, it’s also a way of life. It is a musical feeling and expression, but more so than that, it’s what you feel inside of you.” An interview with progressive funk-rock guitarist DeWayne “Blackbyrd” McKnight:
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NAfME Apr 13
The 2019 All-National Honor Ensembles application deadline is quickly approaching! Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform with the top performing high school musicians from all 50 states. Apply by May 3:
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NAfME Apr 13
“This article introduces and describes a very brief warm-up that helps to not only teach jazz improvisation but also to reinforce swing style and articulation.” NAfME member Jason Barr on his article in the latest ‘Teaching Music’ magazine:
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NAfME Apr 13
Broken instruments? Learn how to fix them in the webinar titled "Instrument Repair" by Bob Frushour
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NAfME Apr 12
2019 All-National Honor Symphony Orchestra conductor Soo Han encourages students to ask themselves 3 questions when preparing to audition. Learn what they are:
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