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NAfME Celebrates Music in Our Schools Month

March is Music In Our Schools Month®.  The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has named March as Music in our Our Schools Month®. Schools and communities around the nation will participate in activities and initiatives geared toward heightening awareness … Continue reading

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Work Backwards for Success

A Choir Teacher Prepares for the New School Year [by Guest Blogger, Denise Eaton] We are people of “beginnings” but I have found that teaching requires something more from me. Instead of thinking about the beginning of the year, think … Continue reading

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Brain Waves Stay Tuned to Early Lessons – NYTimes.com

New York Times Blog: When children learn to play a musical instrument, they strengthen a range of auditory skills. Recent studies suggest that these benefits extend all through life, at least for those who continue to be engaged with music. Read … Continue reading

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Where Sheet Music, Competition & Creativity Collide (in TX)

If you live in the state of Texas, and you’re involved in music and education in the schools, then the two acronyms TX UIL and TX PML likely spill freely and frequently from your lips. And even if you’re not … Continue reading

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This article in an Alabama newspaper kind of hits home on a day we give thanks…Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Alabama Voices: Reasons abound to give thanks

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Tipster: Teaching Young String Groups

We came accross this article on the web, and thought it would be a good one to pass along, especially since school will be starting up again in just a few weeks. It’s by Jacquelyn Dillon-Krass from Wichita State University. Tips … Continue reading

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Choral Students: Submit Text for an Upcoming Choral Arrangement!

Heritage Music Press continues to celebrate the value of music education and quality music for ensembles everywhere, and they’re inviting students to become part of the compositional process. Through June 30, 2011, Heritage Music Press will accept submissions from students … Continue reading

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EducationWatch: NAMM Takes It To 11 | GRAMMY.com

EducationWatch: NAMM Takes It To 11 | GRAMMY.com.

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Best Communities for Music Education

There are only a couple of days left to participate in NAMM’s Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) Survey: Amid a backdrop of arts education budget cuts, now more than ever, a “Best Communities for Music Education” designation can help … Continue reading

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What Music Means to Me

Many of the people that work in the music industry outside of music education are or were educators themselves. Maybe they’re musicians, either professionally or recreationally; or perhaps they came to the industry through some other musical connection. The music … Continue reading

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