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Carnegie Hall Receives $10 Million Gift Toward Renovation Project

February 27, 2013

Carnegie Hall recently announced that a $10 million major gift from Judith and Burton Resnick will provide important support toward its Studio Towers Renovation Project.

New Music Ed Policy Roundtable Issues Response to SOTU Address

The Music Education Policy Roundtable – an association formed last June that counts among its members NAfME, ACDA, Chorus America, NAMM, Quadrant Arts Education Research, and a host of other music education advocacy and trade groups – has released a response to President Obama’s Recent State of the Union Address,

2013 ‘Best Communities For Music Education’ Survey Now Open

November 29, 2012

The NAMM Foundation’s 14th annual Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) survey is now open for school districts and schools across the country to participate in.

Ready or Not – Teacher Evaluations Are Coming

October 2, 2012

The question is not if teachers need to be held accountable for student growth, but how.

SoundTree Education Expands Through NAfME Alliance

September 27, 2012

Korg USA’s Education Division, consisting of SoundTree, the SoundTree Institute, and SoundTree.com, is expanding in multiple areas that will provide music educators of all types with a variety of products and services to enhance their curriculum and personal development.

The Actual Cost of a Music Education

August 31, 2012

A first-of-its-kind study outlines the actual costs of a comprehensive k-12 music education program. The research, funded by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation’s Sounds of Learning research initiative, calculates a cost for music education averaging $187 per student annually in the sample school district.

Choral Conductor Noble named Lowell Mason Fellow by NAfME

June 30, 2012

Weston Noble, internationally acclaimed choral conductor and music educator and Professor Emeritus at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, has been designated a Lowell Mason Fellow.
Lowell Mason (1792-1872) is credited with introducing music instruction to American public schools and establishing teacher training in music education.

New Music Ed Standards & Assessment Site

MakeMusic, Inc., creators of SmartMusic learning and assessment software, has announced the launch of the Music Education Standards and Assessment website (online at www.musicstandards.org).

2012 Best Communities for Music Ed Announced

May 30, 2012

The NAMM Foundation has announced the results of its 13th annual Best Communities for Music Education(BCME) survey, which acknowledges schools and districts across the U.S. for their commitment and support for music education as part of the core curriculum.

Score One for the Kids

March 22, 2011

During their annual holiday concert on December 16, 2010, the fifth grade chorus of Staten Island’s Public School 22 received quite a surprise. Actress Anne Hathaway, a New York City native and co-host of the recent Oscars, came out of the wings of the stage to inform the group and the audience that arrangements had […]

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