Teacher Resources

Free Magazine Subscription for NAfME Members

NAfME-member middle and high school music teachers can now access In Tune Monthly magazine’s digital edition for their students at no additional cost. 

Share this link with your students to give them free access to In Tune Monthly’s latest issue. You’ll also find an archive of previous issues from the 2017-18 school year:


To view recent issues,  click on the menu icon (three horizontal lines) in the top left corner of the screen, then select “Archive.” 

Click here for the Teacher’s Edition of In Tune Monthly.

As a NAfME member, you can click here for free online lesson plans from the 2017-18 school year.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact us at



914-358-1200, ext. 310 for assistance.


Volunteer Fife and Drum Corps

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Camp Flintlock is forming a company of musicians called the North Carolina Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps for the performance and preservation of colonial American history outside of Raleigh and adjacent counties. The corps is for children 12-18 and adults who have a love for music and history.

For more information visit their facebook page.

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2018 Wachovia Winds Youth Music Ensembles

The Piedmont Wind Symphony announces the 15th season of the Wachovia Winds Youth Wind Ensemble, again joined by the Wachovia Winds Youth Symphonic Band. Through both ensembles, local students are able to reach further into the study, performance and experiences of the wind band repertoire. Membership for the Youth Ensembles each year is determined by audition. Auditions are now OPEN!

Last year over 120 students from 27 schools in 7 counties participated with the Wachovia Winds Youth Music Ensembles. We would love for you to join us in making great friends and great music in 2018.

For more information, go to the Piedmont Wind Symphony website.

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Statewide Grants

Regional/Community Grants

Equipment Grants

Other Grants

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GRAMMY Music Educator Award

For every performer who makes it to the GRAMMY stage, there was a teacher who played a critical role in getting them there. And really, that’s true for all of us who are making music today. Maybe they introduced you to your first instrument. Or they showed you how to get over your stage fright. Or maybe they just inspired you to have the confidence to go for it when you were ready to give up.

It’s time to say thank you to ALL of those teachers who put in ALL of those hours to make sure that ALL of us love and play music today! And who better to do that than the people who bring you the GRAMMY Awards?

We’ll select 10 finalists including one winner each year to be recognized for their remarkable impact. The winner will be flown in to attend the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards in early 2018, receive the Music Educator Award at a ceremony during GRAMMY Week, plus pick up a $10,000 personal honorarium. All finalists will receive a $1,000 honorarium, while semifinalists receive a $500 honorarium.

Make your thanks real by nominating your teacher today!

For more information, follow this link.

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UNCW Announces 2018 Orff-Schulwerk Institute

Professional Development for Music Teachers on the campus of UNCW
June 18 – 29, 2018

Levels I and III Orff Courses
Level I – $225
Level III – $250
On-Campus Housing – $361

The Orff-Schulwerk Teacher Education Courses are two-week intensive programs focused on music and movement education. The first level of this interactive and hands-on course is designed for anyone with the ability to read music and an interest in teaching children, while the third level extends the concepts and skills introduced in the Level II Orff course. Daily instruction (Monday through Friday) includes music-making and movement activities based on pentatonic materials, ostinati, intermediate bordun accompaniments, elemental forms, and special topics.

See website for more details

Video Announcement  

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Artie & DeniseE Symposium #9 

Greetings Elementary Music Colleagues! It’s time to start thinking about your summer Professional Development, and I am excited to announce the 9th annual “Artie & Denise Symposium.” We can’t believe it’s been 9 years already! Our first clinic was on a cruise ship and we have hosted the workshops in a different state each year since then, with many attendees returning year after year.

This year the 2-day event is being held on July 17 & 18 in the Washington DC area (Herndon VA), just 10 minutes from Dulles Airport. Add a few days to your trip and vacation in our amazing capitol city!

Katie Grace Miller will be joining us as a guest clinician, sharing some of her immensely popular children’s literature lessons as well as her innovative movement ideas. An extensive notebook of clinic handouts will be provided and Denise is giving all attendees a free one-year subscription to her text series, MusicPlay Online. Woohoo! All for the low cost of $150.

Additionally, a full music education resource store will be on site each day.

Those of you who have attended previously know that this symposium offers a very eclectic, motivational, and realistic mix of lesson topics, teaching styles, materials, delivery modes, and more. Participation Certificates for 16 hours of Professional Development will be provided. Get a big head start on your annual lesson planning, while networking with many teachers from around the US, Canada and other countries. See the registration form for more details. Denise, Katie and I look forward to seeing you there! ☺ Artie Almeida

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2018 Raleigh Boychoir Summer Music Day Camps

Registration is now open for our 2018 Summer Music Day Camps which will be held the week of July 16 – 20, 2018. Fun for rising 1st – 5th grade boys who want to be part of a wild music adventure!

Half & Full-day camp options:

  • EXPLORE – Half-day, 9AM – Noon. Fun-filled musical activities exploring music theory.
  • PERFORM – Half-day, 1PM – 4PM. Create your own musical adventure while learning to perform with a group!
  • FULL DAY ADVENTURE* – 9AM – 4PM. Participate in both Explore & Perform camps for a full-day of fun!

Come out and explore Raleigh Boychoir with our awesome artistic staff thorough our exciting Summer Camps! Registration deadline is July 1, 2018.

Outdoor activities, snacks, games, & more!
*Full-day campers must bring a lunch.

Registration form

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The Music Academy of North Carolina 2018 Summer Camps

For nearly 60 years, Greensboro has hosted the Eastern Music Festival, one of the finest summer education institutions and performance venues in the country. MANC partners with EMF each summer offering camps that give children ages 4-7 inside access to EMF through a week of fun and music. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity! 

  • Ages 4 & 5: July 9-13, 9 AM-12 PM
  • Ages 6 & 7: July 16-20, 9 AM-12 PM

Learn more and register today: Click Here

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NC-ASTA All-State Festival Info Fall 2018

The North Carolina chapter of the American String Teachers Association is proud to sponsor the second annual All-State String Orchestra Festival and Clinic. This year’s clinic will take place at Forsyth Country Day School in Lewisville, NC on Friday & Saturday October 19-20, 2018.

We are excited to announce that this year’s Conductor and Clinician is nationally renowned String Educator Dr. Kirk Moss.


This clinic is open to all students in grades 5-12 who are sponsored by current NC-ASTA members!


All applications are due: Thursday, September 20, 2018
The application committee will be responsible for participant selection based on: Student Application, Recorded Excerpts, Teacher Recommendations, and the Maximum Size of the Orchestra. As a teacher, please rank and rate your students based on their current ability, and not on potential.


Please read the following Documents before submitting Teacher and Student Applications!

Both Forms 1 and 2 need to be completed by the Sponsoring TEACHER ONLY!  Please DO NOT let students complete these forms for you.

Students who record their audition videos will need to forward those on to their teachers – where the teacher will attach those videos to the application.  

Complete these (2) Google Forms:

Form 1Director Information
You will need to complete this form for each organization you represent.  (i.e. private studio, youth symphony, or school.)

Form 2Student Information
You will need to complete this form for each student you wish to sponsor.  (Please note that you will need to have (1) video audition excerpt/scale ready to upload for each sponsored student.)

Please forward this information on to ALL teachers you think would be interested in having their students participate!  I know that this will be an amazing event and I hope we can have as many students as possible come and make some music with us!

For more information, contact:

Aaron Craven
Director of Orchestras
Forsyth Country Day School
President, NC-ASTA
(336) 945-3151 ext. 420

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