The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the Society for Research in Music Education (SRME) invite proposals for research projects that address important issues in our profession, including but not limited to the topics of particular interest (see below). Researchers must be explicit in the proposal as to why their proposed research should be funded by NAfME.
On Friday, September 14, Congress reached a bicameral conference committee agreement for their Labor-HHS-Education and Defense spending package for FY 2019. This “minibus,” H.R. 6157, would provide in total $71.4 billion for programs at the U.S. Department of Education (ED). This is a $581 million increase from FY 2018.
During the 2017-18 school year, talented music students across the United States and overseas in military base schools practiced diligently to gain a chair or part in their local, district, and state music honor ensembles. And of those most elite high school musicians who were accepted to their district or All-State music ensembles, 550 of them—the “best of the best”—were selected for the National Association for Music Education’s 2018 All-National Honor Ensembles.
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is thrilled to report the passage and long overdue reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act (H.R 2353). The passage is a key victory for music education as this version of the Perkins Act includes mention of a well-rounded education (established by Sec. 8101 of ESEA). Through enactment of this law, school districts will need to provide detailed information on how they plan to incorporate a well-rounded education into their career and technical education plan.
The National Association for Music Education has awarded the Michigan Music Educators Association the 2018 Excellence in Advocacy Award in recognition of their efforts advocating for music education. MMEA President Lisa Furman, along with MMEA Executive Director Cory Micheel-Mays and MMEA Immediate Past-President Karen Salvador, accepted the award on behalf of Michigan Music Educators Association during NAfME’s June Hill Day activities.
National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is proud to announce Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (NY-7) as the recipient of the 2018 Music Education Champion award.
Congresswoman Velázquez is the seventh recipient of the Music Education Champion award and the third member of Congress to receive the award.
The United States Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee passed its version of the Carl Perkins Act Reauthorization on June 26, 2018, with full bipartisan support.
The passage is a key victory for music education as this version of the Perkins Act includes mention of a well-rounded education (established by Sec. 8101 of ESEA/ESSA).
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) announces the 2017-2018 Tri-M® Music Honor Society Chapter of the Year, presented by Simply Sheets Fundraising. The National Chapter of the Year Program is designed to motivate and reward chapters that perform service projects, encourage Chapter Officers to perform their duties properly, and increase awareness and interest in what other Tri-M® chapters are doing.
The Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum has announced 188 quarterfinalists for the 2019 GRAMMY Music Educator Award, and of that number, 82 are currently members of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).
The Music Educator Award was established to “recognize current educators (kindergarten through college, public and private schools) who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in the schools.”
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is pleased to announce our endorsement of a bicameral, bipartisan resolution that commemorates the contributions of African Americans during African American Music Appreciation Month.