The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is excited to announce next year’s National Conference, November 11-14, 2018 – Amplify: Lead. Engage. Inspire.

Come join us once again in Dallas as we dive deeply into what we do as music educators to support our students each and every day. The following topic areas, or "Opuses," will allow you to share your own practice, collaborate with colleagues from across the nation, and expand upon your toolkit of supports, ideas, models, and activities.

Amplify: Learning - Teaching Music as a Well-Rounded Subject 
How do we move beyond the podium and include our students as active music-makers and leaders in our ensembles as promised in our 2014 Music Standards?

Amplify: Innovation - Cultivating Innovative Music Making
How do we successfully embrace a variety of musical experiences with this generation of students?

Amplify: Involvement - Engaging Diversity in Music Making and Teaching
How do we create a fully inclusive classroom for all learners and all students, regardless of background, learning style, or level of musical experience?

Amplify: Inspiration - Inspiring Students through Music Creativity
How do we provide for the creation and improvisation of music throughout the curriculum – whether an ensemble, general music, or music appreciation class?

Amplify: Technology - Teaching the Tech-Savvy Generation
How do we integrate technology in a meaningful way that engages students and provides new opportunities that were never before possible? Presented by TI-ME, Technology for Music Educators.

Have something of value to bring to these discussions? We encourage you to submit a proposal for a session, a hands-on workshop, and/or a poster to showcase what you do in your classroom. Please think strategically to determine if your content would best be represented in a 15-minute, 30-minute, or 60-minute setting. Please click here to view a brief video explainer.
Session proposals will be accepted that address all forward-looking aspects of music education. Proposals are welcome in all subdisciplines of PreK-12 music education, including but not limited to band, orchestra, chorus, general music, guitar, technology, and popular music. 

 All proposals should include interactive participation by attendees. Where a large amount of information must be imparted, the Committee will be delighted to consider proposals that integrate the conference presentation with related pre- or post-event webinars.

 The NAfME Professional Development committee will be guided in the selection of sessions by the following criteria: quality of presentation (objectives and organization); innovative content that opens doors to the future of music education; importance and timeliness of the topic to the field; practical applicability and program balance.  

All proposal forms are due by February 2, 2018, Midnight Pacific time.
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