NAfME's Music in a Minuet Blog

September 2019

"Sharpen Your Vision: Envisioning and Articulating Your Program's Future"

“Stronger Together: How to Get Administration on Your Side”


August 2019

Everyday Networking: Forget the Rules and Just Be You

Make It Stick: Implement Rehearsal Routines


July 2019

"Professionalism in Teaching: Treating the Pursuit of Excellence as a Daily Habit"


June 2019

“An Individual Path: Thinking Out-side the Box When Making Career Changes”

“A Resource for Diversity: Interview with Dr. Rob Deemer”


May 2019

“The Concert Is Over. Now What?”


April 2019

“Summer Is Coming: Make a Musical Splash”


March 2019

“Get with the Program: It Can Be the Icing on a Concert's Cake”

“Opening Doors for All Students: 2019 National Conference”


February 2019

“In Memoriam Michele Holt: Executive Director of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association”

“Make It Stick: Implement Rehearsal Routines”


January 2019

“Maintain Your Musicianship: Dust Off Your Instrument and Experience the Benefits”

“Recognizing Excellence in Collaboration: Interview with Frederick Burrack & Kelly A. Parkes”


December 2018

“Friendship as Mentorship: Colleagues Can Be Your Best Resource Professionally and Personally”


November 2018

“Making a School Whole Again: Interview with David Byrd”

“Show Gratitude: Make Real Contact by Giving Thanks, and Meaning It”


October 2018

“Meet the Parents: Encourage Positive Interaction Before Instruction”


September 2018

“Build It and They Will Come: Recruiting and Retaining Students”


August 2018

“The New NAfME President Measures Up: Interview with Kathleen D. Sanz”

“The Power of Pause: How Storytelling Can Promote Rejuvenation in a Classroom


July 2018

“Management Potential: A Purposeful and Passionate Plan for Managing the Music Classroom”


June 2018

“A Motto for Success: The Surprising Benefits of Music Classroom Sloganeering”

“Pursuing His Passions of Faith, Family, Farm, and Music: Interview with Fred Ritter”


May 2018

“Prepare for Next Year: Reflection, Excitement, and Initiation Must Start Now”


April 2018

“Embrace Your Uniqueness: Gaining Inspiration Without Plagiarism”


March 2018

“Live Life Rosie(r): Spread Love Everywhere You Go”


February 2018

“Music Is for All of Us: Interview with Alice Hammel”

“Prepare to Be Judged: There Is No Better Adjudicator Than Yourself”


January 2018

“Stronger Together: How to Get Administration on Your Side”


October 2017

“2017 National Band Director of the Year: Interview with Emily McNeil”