Thousands of music teachers, administrators, and students will come together in Nashville to attend the 2013 National In-Service Conference of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). The main theme for the four-day conference is “Music education orchestrates success”– in school, in work, and in life. The event runs from October 27-30 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. Teachers attending will address the proposed reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, gain new insights into how their classroom teaching styles are being evaluated, attend dozens of professional development workshops, and celebrate the achievements of some of the nation’s most distinguished student musicians. The 2013 NAfME National In-Service Conference also recognizes the talent and accomplishments of local and regional music students, as 16 of Tennessee’s most proficient musical groups, including a university wind ensemble, high school show choir, brass quintet, and a symphonic band, are set to perform at various events open to attendees. In addition, 670 of the most talented and skilled music students in the nation, representing 46 states, perform as part of the 2013 All-National Honor Ensembles – Orchestra, Concert Band, Mixed Choir, and Jazz Band.