Thank you all for your flexibility and your creative approach to our new learning environment! As we look at the end of the school year, summer and fall new challenges appear. Below you will find some resources that will hopefully help you plan.
- As you know, recruiting for your music programs was greatly impacted by the move to online education. Below are a few ideas from our members to create interest and get the word out:
- Don’t forget to contact your school administrator and discuss a process to collect school instruments, uniforms and etc.
- Make sure that all invoices have been turned in to your business office
- Make sure that you have discussed collection processes for all fines, fees and outstanding fundraiser money with your building administrator
- Make sure to contact fundraising companies that you were working with during the school shut down to ensure all financial obligations are met.
- Rethink what you normally have students do in the summer (marching auditions, band camp, etc.)
- Encourage students to learn All-State Etudes
- Assign choral solos to be used as All-State Audition Solos
- Obviously we don’t know what the fall looks like, but please begin to brainstorm creative ways you can deliver your curriculum with possible social distancing guidelines
- Chamber music driven instruction
- Hybrid learning (virtual and face to face)
- General webinar dealing with numerous issues during this time (Scott Lang)
Check back often as updates will be made regularly!
- Great Video by Jeff Ausdemore who has been doing fully online music education for years.
- COVID 19 – Instrument Cleaning Guidelines
- Various resources – a must read!
- Excellent copyright update
- Note – any recordings must be shared on a private channel, not open social media or Youtube.
- NMPED Q & A
- Virtual Learning Resources for Music Educators
- Copyright Guidance
- Music Educators Creating Online Learning Facebook Page
- NAfME Bridging the Gap – Learning and Teaching Music Online Webinar
- Teaching Music Online Ideas (Give-A-Note Foundation)
- Free online music theory resources
QuaverMusic is offering the following FREE resources:
- Professional Development – Small and large group webinars about Distance Teaching are a fun way to learn from the comfort of home! Teachers can digitally deliver assignments to their students and stay connected. Click here to view a full list of upcoming webinars.
- Video Resources – Share Quaver’s Song of the Month from our YouTube channel!
- Printable Resources – Explore printable worksheets and coloring pages you can download and share with your students! Click here to explore QuaverMusic downloads.
Please see the following link for status of future events. NMMEA President, District Presidents and NMMEA Executive Director will meet digitally each week to assess and update. Thank you