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Roundtable Alert: Rep. Hastings Releases Military Bands Letter

Yesterday, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL-20) sent a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Defense, urging them to preclude language that curtails military music ensembles from the final Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Appropriations bill.  This letter is a direct response…

In Memoriam: Carol Quimby Heath

Carol Quimby Heath was a significant Kodály music educator from the New Haven CT Kodály Program. Along with Jan Forman, she was responsible for bringing the Kodály Fellowship Program to establish a Kodály demonstration model to the city. She later trained in Kecskemet, Hungary and then taught at the Worthington Hooker…

Action Alert: Support Music Education and Send a Letter to Congress!

The President’s signing of the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA) last December marked an historic step forward for students across the nation. Music’s enumeration as part of a “Well-Rounded Education” now provides numerous opportunities to provide all students, regardless of circumstance, with a high-quality music education.    However,…

Roundtable Alert: Take Action for Title IV Funding!

Dear Roundtable friends, Tomorrow (Wednesday, July 13), the House Appropriations Committee will markup its version of the FY2017 Labor-HHS-Education bill at 10:00 AM.  For those interested, you can tune in via webcast here. To coincide with the markup, NAfME has begun its grassroots advocacy push for Title IV,…

SPECIAL BULLETIN: OAKE ON DIVERSITY

May 17, 2016 Hello OAKE Members! OAKE is an organization united to bring people together in the community of song. We are proud of our diversity and our continued demonstration of support for each other, both professionally and personally. Many of us teach in urban school districts and…

Pre-Registration ends on Friday February 12th!

This is your last chance to secure a copy of the Printed Session Notes and have the best and easiest experience when you check-in to the beautiful Westin Long Beach Hotel! We can’t wait for you to experience this year’s amazing OAKE National Conference.  Don’t wait!  Register Now!

International Katalin Forrai Award Announcement

International Katalin Forrai AwardCommittee: Mary Place – Chairman (UK), Helga Dietrich (Hun), Judy Johnson (Aus), Betsy McLaughlin-Moll (USA),  Mary Stouffer (CAN) Under the auspices of the International Kodály Society January 2016 The Committee is delighted to announce the third Presentation of the International Katalin Forrai Award. The Award is…

Memorial service for Sallie Ferrebee

Sarah (Sallie) L. Ferrebee passed away Monday January 4, 2016 at the age of 68. A Memorial Service for her will be held on Saturday January 9, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Avenue Hartford, CT 06105 | 860.525.5696. Sallie Ferrebee and…

In Remembrance: Edwin E. Gordon

  Edwin E. Gordon 88, husband of the late Carol Gordon died December 4, 2015. A native of Stamford, CT, his early studies in string bass performance were at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY where he completed both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees to be followed…