Registration for the 2020 Wisconsin State Virtual Music Conference, October 25-30 has begun! Join us during the late afternoon and evening for a week of timely and engaging sessions, networking, and an opportunity to check out the online exhibitor booths! Feature social events include a networking mixer, an evening “Live at the Piano Bar,” WSMA State Honors Project Virtual … [Read more...] about 2020 Wisconsin State Virtual Music Conference – Registration Open!
National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education. Passed by Congress in 2010 through House Resolution 275, the celebration is designated to bring attention to this cause for elected officials and educational decision makers across the country and to support equitable access to the arts for all … [Read more...] about Celebrate National Arts in Education Week – September 13-19, 2020
How Does the TEACH Act Help with Virtual Music Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic? NAfME and the NFHS have released joint Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act copyright analysis aimed at helping music educators teaching in virtual environments. Teachers engaging in distance learning this fall must understand the copyright laws in this … [Read more...] about Copyright Guidance for Distance Learning released by NFHS and NAfME
In August, an aerosol study commissioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) and a coalition of more than 125 performing arts organizations has generated a second set of preliminary results that provides further optimism for mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on performing arts … [Read more...] about James Weaver Shares Details of the Performing Arts Aerosol Study
Beginning on Monday, March 16, all Elmbrook Schools will move to virtual learning and no students will report to school. “Well, that’s awesome. An extra week of spring break,” I thought. I was completely unaware that my life, as well as my family’s, my friends’, my colleagues’ and my students’ lives were all about to change. Fourth and Fifth Grade band was no longer taking … [Read more...] about Taking Beginning Band Online: A Spring Success Story