National Association for Music Education and MusicFirst Partner to Bring Music Educators State-of-the-Art Learning Management System

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NAfME Academy is a new digital platform offering music educators 60-plus hours of professional development at their fingertips, on-demand. National Association for Music Education and MusicFirst partnered together to bring this new state-of-the-art learning managment system together for the busy music educator.

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NAfME understands that the modern-day music educator has significant schedule demands, and in order to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in music education, they need on-demand professional development resources at their fingertips.

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) strives to provide music educators and education leaders with engaging professional development opportunities to support best practices. Now, NAfME and MusicFirst have come together to bring music educators a state-of-the-art learning management system, available 24-7. MusicFirst is the Digital Education Division of the Music Sales Corporation.

A one-year subscription to “NAfME Academy” offers teachers 60+ hours of professional development webinars and various other content to augment their success in the music classroom. Leaders in music education provide expertise on music education from PreK-12, including choral, orchestra, and band education.

“We understand that the modern-day music educator has significant schedule demands, and in order to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in music education classroom practices and pedagogy, they need on-demand professional development resources at their fingertips,” said Michael J. Blakeslee, NAfME Executive Director and CEO. “We are excited to work with MusicFirst to bring this innovative learning application to our music teachers.”

“We are very proud to partner with NAfME on this project to help provide their membership with high quality, affordable professional development opportunities” said Jim Frankel, Director of MusicFirst. “As a lifelong music educator I know that teachers today need easy access to training, and may not always have the opportunity at the school or district level. Our state of the art platform is something that provides that flexibility, and the incredible content provided by NAfME and its members is the perfect combination.”

NAfME Academy allows educators to access relevant professional development they need to further enhance their teaching and serve the needs of students through dynamic and effective materials and learning opportunities. This $600 value is offered exclusively to NAfME members for $20. Non-NAfME members have the opportunity to access the same content for $100 annually.

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National Association for Music Education, among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century. With more than 60,000 members, the organization is the national voice of music education in the United States.

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For additional information, contact Catherina Hurlburt at catherinah@nafme.org or 703-860-4000, ext. 216.

Established in 2012, MusicFirst is the Digital Education Division of the Music Sales Corporation. MusicFirst was founded with one mission in mind: offer music teachers and their students easy-to-use, affordable cloud-based solutions that enable music learning, creation, assessment, sharing, and exploration on any device at anytime, anywhere. Its product offerings include Focus on Sound, Groovy Music. Sight Reading Factory, Morton Subotnick’s Music Academy, Practice First, Noteflight Learn, O-Generator, and many more. For more information, visit http://www.musicfirst.com.

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