The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has released its brand-new Title IV-A Toolkit! This resource contains every bit of information you need to know about the Title IV, Part A block grant.
NAfME presents the winners of their 2018 Student Composers Competition. Teachers and students were invited to submit original compositions by students for possible inclusion in the Young Composers concert. Students in elementary school, secondary school, college, and graduate school were eligible to submit compositions.
New Orleans native Guy C. Wood is starting his 51st year in music education. The director of bands and fine arts department head at Archbishop Shaw High School in Marrero, Louisiana joined NAfME (then MENC) in 1968, the same year he started teaching.
Wood’s longevity in the field provides him with perspective on how music education has changed over the years, including how technology affects the field.
NAfME to Pilot an Experiential Ensembles Program for Music Educators, Courtesy of a Grant from the National Endowment for the ArtsOctober 4, 2018
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has received a professional development grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support a pilot program, titled Experiential Ensembles. The project will deliver pedagogical content to band, choir, and orchestra music educators using accessible, web-based technology through online meetings and attendance at the NAfME 2018 National Conference. Sixteen pilot teachers, nominated by state music education associations and our partners at VH1 Save the Music Foundation, have been selected to participate in the project. The sixteen educators represent a wide array of classrooms, ranging from elementary to high school, rural to urban settings, and Title I funded schools.
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.