Professional Development

Recover, Recruit and Reinvest: A Three-Step
Plan for the Next Three Months

Presenter Scott Lang guides you through the data of his recent State of Music Ed Survey and present his three-step plan for 2021: Recover, Recruit and Reinvest.

Attendees were given a tactical, practical, and actionable plan for putting their programs back on the right path and headed toward success. This webinar is for band, orchestra, and choir programs and helps you build a strong foundation for your music program in 2021 and beyond.

If you weren’t able to see it live, you can watch the presentation here.

FREE Online PD from NAfME

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, necessitating many Music Education Associations (MEAs) cancel conferences, NAfME has made over 100 hours of FREE Online PD available to EVERYONE! Webinars and journal articles are easily accessible 24/7!

The following professional development resources have been made available for free:

All NAfME professional development is peer-reviewed and specifically developed for music educators by music educators.

Upon successful completion of the article/quiz and accompanying quiz (75% or higher), you earn a certificate of completion valued at “one contact hour.”

Please contact JJ Norman, [email protected], with any questions you may have.

For more information, visit Free professional development clock hours on the NAfME website.


Virtual Learning Resources for Music Educators

Ideas from NAfME Members for Fellow Music Educators

To assist NAfME members with the current challenges of teaching and pursuing professional development virtually, members of NAfME Societies and Councils have provided a list of Virtual Learning Resources from their own original teaching experiences, music educators in their school districts, universities, communities, peers or other trusted sources. We thank them for their assistance and commitment to NAfME members as we all pull together to keep educating and making music.

Additionally, NAfME will host regular Professional Learning Community webinars on various topics:

Register now for free Professional Learning Community webinars

The resource page will be updated regularly. Please let music educators know about these resources!

Arts Education Social & Emotional Learning Framework

Arts Education and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Framework is designed to illuminate the intersection between arts education and social-emotional learning to allow for the intentional application of appropriate teaching and learning strategies, with the overarching goal of enhancing Arts Education.

Yamaha Resources for Online Teaching

Yamaha wants to help music educators as you explore options and search for resources to facilitate online teaching.

Since teaching face-to-face is not possible, Yamaha’s educational partners and other companies are offering resources and solutions, including free lesson plans and subscriptions, to help you navigate these unchartered waters to teach music in new and creative ways.

Educational Outreach From The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own”

As we are all adapting to safe, social distancing regulations, the Soldiers of Pershing’s Own are excited to share some fun tools and musical tricks-of-the-trade via our United We Stand virtual space. Over the next several weeks, we’ll be rolling out some new music education content for your use and enjoyment.

For teachers and students at all levels, as well as many parents, we know there is a real need for finding quality educational tools and content. We hope you enjoy what our world-class musicians have created to help us all stay connected through music.

Stay safe, stay strong, and stand united.

NC Symphony Education Concert

Thank you all for sharing information about our virtual Education Concert last week. The video is now our most-viewed of all time, with nearly 3,500 views!

Over the next 6 weeks, we will be rolling out lesson plans and activities that coincide with each piece on this video. The first lesson is now posted on our website here: – Password: 1932

Check back on Tuesdays for new lessons and activities.