Articles about music education


Gumbo in the Urban Classroom - NAfME

Last updated: 10/04/2018

You might wonder why I chose the acronym G.U.M.B.O. as the title of my 2015 NAfME National In-Service workshop. I’m not from New Orleans, and the session is not about jazz. Gumbo

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Ravinia gala raises over $1 million for music education programs

Last updated: 10/03/2018

Unexpected performance changes didn't affect the success or the excitement at the 51st annual Ravinia Women's Board Gala on July 29. The evening featured the homecoming of former R

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MultiBrief: 7 tips for engaging ESL students in music education

Last updated: 10/03/2018

GRAPEVINE, Texas —"So many of my students enter my room, and I see a wave of relief wash over them," says Angela Ammerman, a speaker at NAfME's fourth-annual conference at the Ga

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3 Ways It Takes a Community to Develop a Great Music Program - NAfME

Last updated: 10/02/2018

I was honored to speak at this year’s NAfME National In-Service conference in Nashville. It was exciting to see thousands of music educators from around our country who were look

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The Storm before the Calm: Preparing for the First Day of Classes - NAfME

Last updated: 10/01/2018

The Storm before the Calm: Preparing for the First Day of Classes The Storm before the Calm: Preparing for the First Day of Classes August 4, 2017 The Storm before the Calm Prepari

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A Noble and Important Profession: Music Educator Award™ Finalist Keith Hancock - NAfME

Last updated: 10/01/2018

The GRAMMY Foundation® and The Recording Academy® have just chosen 10 finalists for the 2016 Music Educator Award. The award was established to recognize current educators (kinde

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How to Write and Teach Jazz Bass Lines - NAfME

Last updated: 09/30/2018

What do we do with the rhythm section of our jazz groups? The piano, drum, and guitar parts are usually just bare bones writing. At least the bass part has notes, so it must be oka

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George N. Parks Leadership in Music Education Award - NAfME

Last updated: 09/30/2018

Developed by the National Association for Music Education and Music for All, the George N. Parks Leadership in Music Education Award is named for the late George Parks, director of

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2016-2017 Tri-M Music Honor Society® Chapters of the Year Announced - NAfME

Last updated: 09/29/2018

RESTON, VA (August 2, 2017) –The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) announces the 2016-2017 Tri-M® Music Honor Society Chapter of the Year. The National Chapter of

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Technology in Education Today - NAfME

Last updated: 09/29/2018

The influx of technology into our lives and into our classrooms has had a profound influence on the way many music educators approach the way they teach and sometimes what they tea

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