Of the numerous “Well-Rounded” programs within the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA), the landmark law includes a new block grant titled Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (SSAEG), which was created under Title IV, Part A. This grant will provide supplemental funding to help states and school districts, and provide access to “Well-Rounded” education subjects, which now includes music and the arts.
As we approach closer and closer to the finish line in the appropriations process, we need YOU, our music advocates, to engage with your members in Congress and urge them to support music education by allocating proper funding for Title IV, Part A (SSAEG).
It's easy! Click on the link below to see the message already written (or write your own) and it will be sent to our Alaskan Senators, Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan, and to our Representative Don Young.
The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles represent the top performing high school musicians in the United States.So much more than a musical ensemble; it is a comprehensive, musical and educational experience. The ensembles will meet at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas under the baton of leaders in the field of music education. The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles are represented in the following components:
“This experience that you’ve given me will keep music in my heart and on my mind for the rest of my life. Thank you.” – Matthew P., 2015 All-National Honor Ensemble Student.
Concert Band: Dr. Paula Crider, Professor Emerita, The University of Texas. Read more.
Symphony Orchestra: Dr. William LaRue Jones, Director of Orchestral Studies at the University of Iowa. Read more.
Mixed Choir: Dr. Anton Armstrong, Tosdal Professor of Music at St. Olaf College
Jazz Ensemble: Todd Stoll, Vice-President of Education for Jazz at Lincoln Center. Read more. Soon to be announced special guest conductor!
All applications are submitted online through GetAcceptd.com.
Please log on to your existing account or create a new one. After you have submitted your application, you will not be able to access it again. Be sure you have submitted the correct information. Following your submission, your application will be sent to your ensemble director so that he/she can provide a recommendation and other personal information.
Only students who meet the requirements below are eligible to apply for the NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles. Please be sure to read the requirements carefully, as they have changed from previous years.
You are required to upload an unedited and unaccompanied video performing the required repertoire for your instrument or voice part. Please find repertoire requirements below. There is the option of uploading an additional 2 minute video. This may be a piece of your choosing and may be accompanied or unaccompanied. You could use this opportunity to demonstrate proficiency on an auxiliary instrument. The second video is not required.
This must be a VIDEO audition. Video format may be one of the following: MP4, M4V, AVI, FLV, MOV, WMV, MPG, MPEG, M2V, MKV, WEBM
Please click on your ensemble for the required repertoire. All audition music is found in the public domain.
If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Alaska Music Educators Association is the local affiliate of NAfME, the National Association for Music Education. We are a dedicated group of concerned and involved music teachers, working to positively impact the direction of music education to the benefit of students across the State of Alaska.
Membership in the Alaska Music Educators Association is included with your paid membership to NAfME. As a member of AMEA, you can personally affect what is happening in music education. We need you to become active in AMEA!
We had a great time and hope you did, too!
Check out conference photos below...
Conference Photos Credit: Stuart Sibitzky