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Music Education News

December 13, 2020

NAFME Eastern Division

2020 Virtual Conference April 22-24

We All Belong!

CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS – DEADLINE: JANUARY 15

LINK TO APPLY: https://bit.ly/ED21SessionProposals

This conference will focus on proven practices during the current climate to be shared by educators with educators.

We are encouraging 30 min. sessions and collaborative “team-presenting” with your colleagues. Sessions will be delivered via the Zoom platform. Sessions will be considered through the lens of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in music education for all students.

Culturally responsive teaching, social and emotional awareness, creative and innovative teaching concepts and engaging delivery of instruction are among the themes we would like to see infused across all conference strands.

Conference Strands: Band elementary & secondary, Modern Band, Choral elementary & secondary, Research Higher Ed, Orchestra elementary & secondary, Urban Music, Classroom elementary, Collegiate pre-service, Classroom secondary, Music Admin

Conference Co-Chairs: Michael Brownell (NY),Tina Bennett (PA) Keith Hodgson, President (NJ/PA) Marc Greene, Past President (NY) Sue Barre, President-Elect (ME)  

MJA Extravaganza Information

The Massachusetts Judges Association is putting on the MJA Extravaganza during the month of January!
This is basically a chance for students of ALL AGES – and even adults- to submit any performance video for high quality feedback from professional judges. They can go for a rating only, or they can go in the competitive lane and be eligible for State Champion awards in all of the categories! They have so much – it is a great option for solo students – small ensembles-large ensembles…..anything really!

Register in January, submit in early February. 

LINK TO REGISTER: https://www.massjudge.org/extravaganza-2021/

If you have questions please contact Kyle Smith, director of bands, Westbrook High School at smithk@westbrookschools.org.

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