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  The Business Side of Teaching School Music: Preparing an Instrument Replacement Plan. Most superintendents and school boards do not know the importance of balanced instrumentation so consider yourself lucky if you walk into a new job as a director and find adequate equipment in good shape.If not, however, it is up to you as the director of the pro ...
  The Business Side of Teaching School Music: Working with Administrators   Instrumental teachers have a keen interest in professional development - studying conducting, instructional techniques, ensemble development and literature. Despite this commitment to professional growth, the thrill of having an outstanding ensemble eludes many direct ...
The comprehensive, voluntary National Core Arts Standards (NCAS) were released publicly in June, 2014. Created by the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards, these standards are framed by a definition of artistic literacy that includes, "philosophical foundations and lifelong goals, artistic processes and creative practices, anchor and performance stan ...
  What Do You Know about the Music Programs in Your Local Area?Music Achievement Council Survey the directors in surrounding and/or similar school districts to obtain information that will help as you work to build your program’s resources. A copyable form is provided so that you will have a record of each district’s response. The follo ...
  What Does a Music Teacher Do?Music Achievement Council   What does a music teacher do? They teach classes, share their love of music with students, prepare lesson plans, develop curriculum, assess and evaluate students’ progress, and share this information with parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.   The follow ...
Success and Excellence in the Cornfield Bob Medworth Recorded LIVE at Smith Walbridge Clinics July 2016 ...
Things I learned as a Musician that can help in any Career By Dan Gosling Recently, I had a chance to speak to a group of young musicians. It was actually a youth orchestra and there were many aspiring professional musicians in the group. As a professional trumpet player turned business man, my message to them was simple. The skills one learns as a music ...
2015 BEST COMMUNITIES FOR MUSIC EDUCATION SURVEY NOW OPEN   Schools and districts across the country are invited to participate in the NAMM Foundation’s 2015 Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) survey. The BCME program applauds community efforts to provide high-quality music education for all students. Teachers, parents, school administr ...
November 8, 2014 NW State LouisianaClassic on the Cane Marching ChampionshipsInterview with "RED" Lapeeryouse. Icon band director from Lousiana Red Laperyouse  (Lapper-oose) is a legendary music educator from Louisiana. He is introduced by internationally known brass artist Patrick Sheriden and Jeff Matthews, director of Bands, Northwestern State Un ...
Published on Aug 28, 2014 Boston Brass is accompanied by the Dance Movements of Sanna Halonen. Sanna is deaf and translates the vibrations she feels from the music into movement. Beautiful.   ...
Published on Feb 18, 2014Music not only impacts academic achievement, it also shapes the way our students understand themselves and the world around them. Let's think beyond the bubbles and educate the whole student. Learn about the National Association for Music Education's latest advocacy venture, 'Broader Minded: Think Beyond the Bubbles,' and get back to ...
***For Immediate Release*** Media Contact: Kevin Philbin,  kphilbin@khs-america.com KHS America Gives Back by Donating to the Nashville Metro School System   Mt. Juliet, TN – January 15, 2012 – KHS America is giving back to the community today by donating 24 Mapex drum sets to the Nashville Metro School System, and Music Make ...
Communicating the Value of School Music Experiences Steven N. Kelly New Data Overwhelming Although I have been previously asked to document music education’s relationship to the general curricula, previous data while interesting, did not address a more broad set of variables influencing academic success. However, new data have been presented to me t ...
Recruiting and Retention by Gary Gribble Instrumental music begins in our school system in sixth grade. It seems that more kids are getting "hooked" on multiple activities at earlier ages than ever before. We have summer sports and arts camps for kids as young as four years of age. The potential downside for our music program is that the kids be ...
COPLEY INSTRUMENTS KEEPS MUSIC IN SCHOOLS  Nashville, TN – Babs Simmons, Simba Products President, presented $10,000 worth of musical instruments to Northwest School District in her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. “When I received an email from the Colerain Booster Club that the district was in desperate need of instruments for the local scho ...
Defining Performance Standards William L. Berz With the continued growth of NJMEA’s Concert Band Festival, the debate of what constitutes a high level performance seems to be on the rise in the state. While this is certainly not a new argument, the topic might benefit from continued thought and discussion given recent interest. This is the first yea ...
The Importance of Performing by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser   The goals in performing can differ for many reasons Having always been a fan of words-of-wisdom, notable quotes, inspirational road signs, etc., it is interesting to observe how our mind reframes this-or-that worthy-saying so it is applicable for our own set of circumstances; i.e. the inner voi ...
California Governor Signs Budget with money to Help Rebuild Music/Arts Education Programs In his State of the State address this past January, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed $100 million to create a new Arts and Music initiative to support standards-aligned arts and music instruction in kindergarten and grades one through eight as part o ...
Accessing the Information Sources by Tim Lautzenheiser Music advocacy is not a complicated agenda requiring extensive research and the ability to quote lofty phrases or speak in platitudes. To the contrary, it is the chance to share the wonderful awareness; music makers enjoy a better life. While the message seems simplistic it is confirmed time and t ...