National Association for Music Education

NAfME supports music educators and advocates for equitable access to music education. Donate today: https://donorbox.org/give-to-nafme

National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

Operating as usual

03/12/2024

Happy ! NAfME Council for General Music Education Eastern Division Representative Molly Park shares her ideas on what to do when you have a few minutes at the end of class.

03/11/2024

NEW webinar: March 27—“Creating Harmony across Classrooms and Music Rooms through Literacy” presented by Erin Ellington and Kelley Wilson: https://bit.ly/MusicAndLiteracy

About the webinar: Is there a focus on literacy instruction in your building or district? Heard of the terms Science of Reading and LETRS? Did you know that your instruction in the band/orchestra/choral/general music room has direct parallels to literacy instruction? Yes! These are concepts you are already teaching! For this reason, we must build a common language around literacy for both music and classroom educators. In this session we will examine neuroscience, literacy instruction, and direct connections between literacy in language and literacy in music and how this benefits our students in the music room and beyond. This session will utilize music and literacy theory to identify a common language between music and language literacy instruction while highlighting work that music educators already do in their classrooms. Finally, we will connect how a common language for music and language literacy has the potential to increase educator satisfaction, advance advocacy, and benefit students. Participants will have an opportunity to develop next steps to harmonize the connections between language and music literacy in their classrooms.

03/11/2024

Happy ! NAfME Council for General Music Education Northwest Division Representative Steph Benischek shares her thoughts on what to do when you have a few minutes at the end of class.

03/11/2024

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the Country Music Association Foundation (CMAF) present “Harmony on Capitol Hill: Celebrating 39 Years of Music In Our Schools Month® (MIOSM®),” a congressional briefing dedicated to honoring the importance of music education and the 39th annual observance of MIOSM. The event, streamed live from Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, features Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, NAfME and CMAF leaders, and CMAF Teachers of Excellence.

03/11/2024

Join NAfME and CMA Foundation TODAY at 10AM ET! NAfME will go live HERE on Facebook for “Harmony on Capitol Hill: Celebrating 39 Years of Music In Our Schools Month®”—check out the lineup of speakers and tune in!

Join the Social Media Campaign for : https://bit.ly/MIOSM2024SMToolkit

NAfME Webinars - NAfME 03/10/2024

Have a great idea for a professional learning webinar? Submit a proposal today—learn how on the NAfME Professional Learning page:

NAfME Webinars - NAfME NAfME Professional Learning Webinars Through NAfME's Professional Learning and Partnerships Committee (PLPC), societies, councils, and other programs/outreach efforts (for advocacy, etc.), and the active participation of members submitting presentation proposals, NAfME provides a variety of informat...

03/09/2024

March 25: Join us and the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) for a moderated discussion on the state of guitar in U.S. higher education. All teachers and administrators in higher education who offer guitar instruction are welcome, as well as all interested parties. Learn more about the event, get to know the panelists, read about the partnering organizations, and register today for this free event: https://bit.ly/HigherEdGuitarEdMarch25

03/09/2024

Have a rare few minutes left at the end of class? NAfME Council for General Music Education Chair Rob Lyda shares some ideas on how to use that time. And check out these daily prompts from the Council to use in social media, concert screen slides while the audience waits, and announcements: https://bit.ly/MIOSM2024DailyPrompts

03/08/2024

It’s ! Tag a woman in music education you would like to honor today! Do students see a representation of women in the curriculum, classroom, program, organization, and profession? Read about resource organizations in this article: http://ow.ly/6q1j50Im92o

03/08/2024

Thank you for celebrating choral educators U.S. Department of Education! We join you in singing their praises!🎤

What's better than saying "thank you"?
Singing it! 🗣️

🎶 From choir conductors to chorus instructors
We're singing a big "Thank you!"
For helping us raise our voices in song
We're grateful for all you do! 🎶

Photos from National Association for Music Education's post 03/08/2024

🎵 MONDAY is “Harmony on Capitol Hill” with CMA Foundation! RSVP to watch online: bit.ly/MIOSM2024HillBriefing

🎵 Join the Advocacy Social Media Campaign: https://bit.ly/MIOSM2024SMToolkit

🎵 Title I funds can be used to provide quality music education in our nation’s most underserved schools.

🎵 Title II funds can be used to support the hiring and professional development of high-quality music educators.

🎵 Title IV is the federal funding stream most used to provide supplemental instruction for music.

🎵 Support increased for Titles, I, II, and IV during !

03/08/2024

The NAfME Council for General Music Education continues with their thoughts on what they wish they knew in the beginning of their careers. Here’s Becky Halliday, Southern Division Representative of the Council.

Music In Our Schools Month® 2024 Song Bracket - NAfME 03/07/2024

NEW blog: “I have been doing a "musical March madness"-style song bracket, where students listen to different songs each day and vote on their favorites, for several years now, and for the last several years I've tried to tie the songs into the annual theme NAfME chooses.” Read: “Music In Our Schools Month® 2024: ‘I See Me in Music Education’ Song Bracket” by NAfME member Organized Chaos Music: https://ow.ly/5Vfi50QNTqs

Music In Our Schools Month® 2024 Song Bracket - NAfME Music In Our Schools Month® 2024 "I See Me in Music Education" Song Bracket By NAfME Member Elizabeth Caldwell This article first appeared on the Organized Chaos blog. This year the theme for Music In Our Schools Month® (MIOSM®) is "I See Me in Music Education." I have been doing a "musical March...

03/07/2024

The Music Educator Award is a powerful tool in advocating for music education. 25 teachers have the chance to win grants for themselves and their school’s music program—read more at www.grammymusicteacher.com GRAMMY Museum Recording Academy / GRAMMYs

03/07/2024

All middle and high school teachers and students are invited to join Tri-M® advisors and students for this online National Tri-M® Rally Tuesday, March 26, at 8:00PM ET/5:00 PM PT to close out Music In Our Schools Month®. Register: https://nafme.org/event/spring-tri-m-rally/ (A recording will be available to registrants after the event.) Tri-M National Headquarters

03/06/2024

The U.S. Department of Education Assistance for Arts Education (AAE) program is one of the priority programs in NAfME’s legislative agenda with the NAfME Music Education Policy Roundtable, and we are pleased to share the announcement of the launch of the Assistance for Arts Education Center (AAEC) website: aaec.ed.gov

On the site you can find:

-- AAE Grantee Profiles

-- Overview and AAEC resources

-- Topic area resources

-- And more

Learn more about the NAfME and Roundtable legislative priorities here: https://bit.ly/NAfMEMEPR

The Connected Arts Networks program is funded through the AAE program: https://bit.ly/ConnectedArtsNetworks

03/06/2024

Hear from Molly Park, Eastern Division representative on the NAfME Council of General Music Education, on what she wished she knew when she started teaching.

03/06/2024

New blog: “When in Doubt, Reach Out” by NAfME member Dr. Lori Schwartz Reichl: https://ow.ly/C0wf50QLeb6

“Let’s consider some key changes we can make to reach out again to others when we are in doubt if they received our first communication,” writes Schwartz Reichl. She offers five strategies to consider.

Photos from U.S. Department of Education's post 03/06/2024

Thank you to all the parents, guardians, and other community members who advocate for and support their schools' music programs!

03/05/2024

Register now for the NAfME Divisive Concepts Laws Town Hall, March 6, 7–8PM ET, presented by Karen Salvador, PhD, and Ryan D. Shaw, Assistant Professors of Music Education at Michigan State University: https://bit.ly/DCLTownHall0306

03/05/2024

Steph Benischek, Northwest Division representative on the NAfME Council of General Music Education, shares two things she wished she had known when she started teaching. Watch now:

Photos from National Association for Music Education's post 03/05/2024

Apply by March 13: The NAfME Society for Research in Music Education has a call for applications for Journal of Research in Music Education Associate Editor/Editor-Elect and Editorial Committee and Update: Applications of Research in Music Education Editorial Committee. Apply here: https://bit.ly/JRMEUpdateCall

03/05/2024

MILESTONE! Connected Arts Networks (CAN) Grant Project Reaches Milestone – 494 Teacher Participants

Through the Connected Arts Networks (CAN) project, NAfME is part of a vibrant national network now involving 484 Teacher Participants from throughout the United States taking part in multi-year Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) in music, dance, theater, and visual and media arts. NAfME has eight PLCs underway, with 100 PreK-12 music educators (Teacher Participants) and 15 PreK-12 Teacher Leaders.

Leveraging Arts Learning Communities for Teacher Leadership and Student Achievement (the CAN grant) is a 5-year federal grant project funded by the U.S. Department of Education. NAfME’s partner organizations in the project, the National Art Education Association (NAEA), the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO), and the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), each have discipline-specific PLCs. The national associations are also partnered with the New York City Department of Education’s (NYCDOE’s) Office of Arts and Special Projects (OASP) CAN project.

Learn more about the CAN grant and NAfME’s Teacher Leaders and Teacher Participants: https://bit.ly/CANTeacherLeaders

During the last two years, the CAN Teacher Leaders have been exploring methodologies and strategies for teacher leadership and embedding equity, diversity, inclusion, and social-emotional learning into their standards-based arts instruction. As a member of CAN, participants have the opportunity to engage in peer-to-peer learning with other dedicated music and arts educators nationwide, access top music and arts education experts, share insights, and explore innovative approaches for leveraging the arts for student growth, whole-school success, and community engagement. The CAN project also highlights the invaluable role that music and the arts play at the local, state, and national level.

03/04/2024

Happy Marching Arts Day! Read about the influence of HBCU marching bands on predominantly African American high school band programs https://bit.ly/Jan2024TMHBCUs

03/04/2024

Over the next 4 weeks, hear ideas from the NAfME Council for General Music Education as they share thoughts and ideas with you addressing topics from classroom management to what they wish they knew in the beginning of their careers. To start, here’s Council Chair Rob Lyda:

03/04/2024

The Reimagining Inclusive Arts Education Act (H.R. 7261), introduced by Rep. David Scott (GA-13), has the potential to bolster access to music, arts education, and creative arts therapies for students with disabilities. Urge your members of Congress to cosponsor this bill: https://bit.ly/InclusiveArtsEdSupport

Read more about this bill: https://ow.ly/xzqo50QJB9P

03/04/2024

REMINDER webinar on Mar. 19, “Spreadsheet Tips to Efficiently Run Your Ensembles and Classes” presented by Don Nguyen: https://bit.ly/SpreadsheetTipsMusicEd

About the webinar: Running ensembles and teaching general music both require excellent organizational skills. In this session, you will learn how you can use spreadsheets to efficiently track attendance, inventory instruments and your music library, send mass personalized communication to parents, quickly see how many students are in each section, manage your ensemble’s budget, produce personalized documents for students, quickly prepare names for your concert program, and much more.

Want your school to be the top-listed School/college in Herndon?

Click here to claim your Sponsored Listing.

Our Story

National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century. With more than 60,000 members teaching millions of students nationwide, the organization is the national voice of music education in the United States.

Since 1907, NAfME has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers. NAfME activities and resources have been largely responsible for the establishment of music education as a profession, for the promotion and guidance of music study as an integral part of the school curriculum, and for the development of the National Standards for Arts Education.

NAfME programs and efforts include Music In Our Schools Month® (MIOSM®), publications including Teaching Music magazine and Music Educators Journal, Music Education Policy Roundtable, collegiate membership, Tri-M® Music Honor Society, All-National Honor Ensembles, and more.


Videos (show all)

NAfME Council for General Music Education video
Celebrating MIOSM® with “Harmony on Capitol Hill” March 11, 2024
NAfME Council for General Music Education video
NAfME Council for General Music Education video
NAfME Council for General Music Education video
NAfME Council of General Music Education video
Steph Benischek, Northwest Division representative on the NAfME Council of General Music Education, shares two things sh...
NAfME Council for General Music Education video
It's the 39th annual Music In Our Schools Month®!
Public Schools Week is just around the corner!
Share your #MusicEducation story!
Sing From Your Heart - American Young Voices

Location

Telephone

Address


585 Grove St. Ste. 145 #711
Herndon, VA
20170

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4pm
Other Herndon schools & colleges (show all)
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
13241 Woodland Park Road, Suite 100
Herndon, 20171

Welcome to the official National FCCLA® page!

Stride Talent Development and Community Stride Talent Development and Community
2300 Corporate Park Drive
Herndon, 20171

Stride Talent Development collaboratively pursues and provides solutions for Stride School Communities to maximize the potential of all students. Click here for quick access to helpful links: https://stridetalentdevelopment.contactin.bio/

Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association Concrete Masonry & Hardscapes Association
13750 Sunrise Valley Drive
Herndon, 20171

Marie Biancuzzo's Breastfeeding Outlook Marie Biancuzzo's Breastfeeding Outlook
Herndon, 20172

Marie Biancuzzo, RN MS IBCLC nurse, educator, speaker, author, radio show host

Growing Kids Therapy Center Growing Kids Therapy Center
722 Grant Street , Ste A
Herndon, 20170

Our mission is to serve nonspeaking, minimally speaking and unreliably speaking individuals to commun

Dominion Christian School Dominion Christian School
1545 Dranesville Road
Herndon, 20170

Dominion Christian School is a K-12 classical Christian school located in Oakton and Herndon, VA.

Nysmith School Nysmith School
13625 Eds Drive
Herndon, 20171

Preschool - 8th grade, 1:9 teacher-to-student ratio, diversified reading and math, passionate teacher

Herndon Middle School Band Herndon Middle School Band
901 Locust Street
Herndon, 20170

The Herndon Middle School "Spirit of Herndon" band program in Fairfax County, Virginia. This page is managed by the Herndon Middle School Band Parents Association (HMSBPA).

Fielding English Fielding English
PO Box , 1364
Herndon, 20172

Boost your English, transform your life! Join us today!

SiliconAndhra ManaBadi SiliconAndhra ManaBadi
3336 Piney Ridge Court
Herndon, 20151

Saint Jude Healthcare Academy Saint Jude Healthcare Academy
205 Van Buren Street
Herndon

Academy with a vision to provide quality education in health care.

Huntington Learning Center Huntington Learning Center
366 Elden Street
Herndon, 20190

Huntington Learning Center's mission is to give every student the best education possible.