COVID-19 Resources for Music Educators
During this trying time of learning how to best teach our students while mitigating the spread of COVID-19, music educators have many questions. Here is a compilation of several resources from state and national organizations that provide insight into your preparation to bring back the music.
- National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
- National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
- American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
- American Bandmasters Association (ABA)- Discussion
- American String Teachers Association (ASTA).
- Music For All- COVID-19 Resources
- National Federation of State High School Associations
- Science Behind Orchestra COVID Comeback
- Texas UIL Marching Band Practices and Rehearsals
- NAfME on Vimeo- Many Great Webinars!
Black Lives Matter! Black Music Matters!
As a White, male music teacher educator and musician, I cannot speak to the experiences of living as a person of color in the United States. I continue to read and learn how to decentralize the White gaze in music education. I have a great deal of work to do, but I feel that I want to do what I can to educate preservice music educators about the importance of music from people of color. Here are some resources that may assist you in your own journey.
- Social Justice Resources for K-12 Educators
- Planning for Our Choirs in Reaction to the BLM Movement
- BLM, Music Ed, and Current Discourse (YouTube)
- Antiracist and Abolitionist Teaching Resources
- Black Voices Matter
- Black Music in White Spaces
- National Association for Music Education (NAfME) What We Believe: Black Lives Matter
- 30 Books to Help You Talk to Your Children About Racism