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Call for Proposals: Research Projects on Music Education Issues

September 20, 2018

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.

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Congress Reaches Education Funding Agreement for FY 2019

September 19, 2018

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.

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Announcing the 2018 All-National Honor Ensembles, Performing November 27-28

September 13, 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. 

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Congress Passes and President Trump Signs Career and Technical Education Bill

August 7, 2018

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.

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MMEA Receives 2018 Excellence in Advocacy Award

August 2, 2018

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.

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Music Technology Win in Senate Draft of Perkins Reauthorization

July 19, 2018

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).

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2017-2018 Tri-M® Music Honor Society Chapters of the Year Announced

July 11, 2018

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.

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The Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum Announce the 2019 Music Educator Award Quarterfinalists

July 6, 2018

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.”

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