Organizations & Activities
NAfME was founded in 1907 and is among the world’s largest arts education organizations, NAfME is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. Through membership of more than 75,000 active, retired, and pre-service music teachers, and with 60,000 honor students and supporters, NAfME serves millions of students nationwide through activities at all teaching levels, from preschool to graduate school.
- Every student in our nation’s schools shall study music as part of the core curriculum.
- All school music programs shall be balanced, comprehensive, and sequential, as defined in the National Standards for Music Education and shall be provided with resources as defined in the Opportunity-to-Learn Standards for Music.
- All music instruction shall be delivered by well-prepared professional music educators, each of whom meets state requirements.
- Music educators and those who support music education shall view NAfME as the primary association for ensuring the widespread advancement of the profession.