Students Become Teachers as They Level Up

Strike, an extracurricular percussion ensemble at Caledonia (Michigan) Community Schools, has been in operation for 23 years. 

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Case Study: Extracurricular Ensembles in Michigan

Strike up the percussion ensemble and bring on the bagpipes.

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Build Diversity in Your Repertoire

Indiana University Bloomington music students circulated a petition calling for more diversity across the music school’s curriculum.

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Virtual Celebration of the First Performance of the School Year

The first musical performance of the school year is an exciting milestone for beginning band students because they can showcase their budding musical talents to their family and friends.

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The Creative Repertoire Initiative

Seemingly overnight in March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic swept through our world, leaving us isolated at home and plagued with fear and uncertainty about the future.

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Case Study: Music Thrives at a STEAM Magnet School in Florida

Art and science work in harmony at Sanders Memorial Elementary School in Land O’ Lakes, Florida. Each student has an assigned Apple device to pursue knowledge of STEAM — science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

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Larry Williams Encourages Representation

“The world of musicians is small,” says Larry Williams, a French horn performer and teacher. 

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Bring Administrators Plans, Not Problems

Over the past two months, it feels like I have watched more webinars than I have in the last two years. I am sure that is the case for many of you.

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Yamaha and 50+ Organizations Unite to Support Arts Education

Yamaha Corporation of America joined more than 50 other organizations to endorse the National Association for Music Education’s “Arts Education Is Essential” unified statement.

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Funding Resource Roundup

The 2019-2020 school year is coming to an end in a way that no one could have foreseen. 

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Get CARES Act Funding for Your Program

Update: The deadline for the Emergency Relief Fund has passed. Please refer to Funding Resource Roundup and How to Get Funds from ESSA’s Title IV-A Grant Program for information about federal funds.

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Electric String Ensemble Checklist

Electric string ensembles in school music programs are not the far-fetched idea they once were. 

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Case Study: Cle Elum-Roslyn is a Small District with a Big Sound

Cle Elum, Washington, is a small town with a population of about 2,000 and a school district serving approximately 900 students in K-12 — but that doesn’t stop the power of music flowing through it.

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Finding Funding

Funding is a major obstacle to growing a music program. For the past five years, Nick Maupoux, band director for Cle Elum-Roslyn School District, has overcome this hurdle by grant writing and using the following strategies.

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Resources for Online Teaching

Updated 11/29/2020 at 7:30 p.m. PST

We want to do our part to help music educators as you explore options and search for resources to facilitate online teaching.

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6 Steps to Get Funds that Support ESSA’s “Well-Rounded Education”

With the passage in December 2015 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), also known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, music was named as part of a "well-rounded education."

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Grant Writing: A 3-Step Game Plan

"Music for all, and all for music" is a goal that all music educators strive for, but unfortunately, access to music in schools isn't a guarantee.

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Work with Music Dealers to Enhance Your Program

When working with Paige's Music in Indianapolis, Indiana, local band directors give the game "red light, green light" a new twist. 

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Case Study: Private School Outreach

When busloads of middle school students with the Mater Dei Music Academy pull up to Disneyland or Knott's Berry Farm, motivated young musicians disembark, ready to perform and have fun. 

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Mater Dei's Mentor Program

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