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Here’s the latest information on NAfME events, deadlines, resources and opportunities. Visit often!
Voting for 2014-16 NAfME National President-Elect and President- Elect for three Divisions has concluded. The new officers are:
NAfME 2014-16 President-Elect
North Central Division President-Elect: Leyla Sanyer
Deadlines and Conferences
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) seeks original music written by student composers. Featured compositions will be performed during the Young Composer Concert at the 2014 NAfME National In-Service Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The entry deadline is February 15, 2014.
Collegiate Professional Achievement Award Nomination Deadline – February 28, 2014 - Nominate your outstanding chapter members to receive the Collegiate Professional Achievement Award. Application must be received at NAfME by February 28, 2014.
March 2014 is a perfect time to get involved and do your part to ensure that America’s students have access to a comprehensive, sequential music education taught by exemplary music educators! The website offers events, contests and includes a number of ways music teachers can shine a spotlight on their programs and advocate for music education as well.
Registration is open for the 2014 NAfME Music Research & Teacher Education National Conference, to be held in St. Louis on April 10-12. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Daniel Levitin, award-winning scientist, musician, record producer, and author of This is Your Brain on Music and The World in Six Songs.
NAfME is accepting submissions for its 2014 Electronic Music Composition Contest, which recognizes outstanding compositions and highlights the effectiveness of music technology in the school curriculum. The contest deadline is April 15, 2014. A Collegiate student winner will be chosen, as well as winners from age groups K-8 and 9-12. Entrants must be the student of a NAfME member or be a Collegiate member.
2014 MS/JH NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR CHORAL MUSICMay 3, 2014, in Denton, Texas
Presented by the Cambiata Institute of America for Early Adolescent Vocal Music
Alan McClung, Ph.D. director, University of North Texas. Registration and other information.
Mark your calendar for the 2014 NAfME National In-Service Conference. The dates are October 26–29, 2014, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference will offer opportunities to network with peers from across the United States, more than 100 professional development sessions, the All-National Honor Ensembles, and lots more.
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Read news from the 2013 NAfME National In-Service Conference at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Resort in Nashville, Tennessee.
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