Arts, Culture, and Humanities

National Association for Music Education

  • Reston, VA
  • www.nafme.org

Mission Statement

The mission of the National Association for Music Education is to advance music education by promoting the understanding and making of music by all.

Main Programs

  1. Music Education
Service Areas

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National

MENC, among the world's largest arts education organizations, marked its centennial in 2007 as the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. Through membership of more than 75,000 active, retired, and preservice music teachers, and with 60,000 honor students and supporters, MENC serves millions of students nationwide through activities at all teaching levels, from preschool to graduate school.

ruling year

1938

Principal Officer since 2010

Self-reported

Michael Blakeslee

Keywords

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music, education, teacher, student, curriculum, child, children, kids, early, childhood, jazz, band, choir, chorus, concert, orchestra, strings, school, sing, song, play, instrument, save, advocacy, art, legislation, government, America, world, earth, peace, unity, united, national, international, culture,

Notes from the Nonprofit

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is among the world's largest arts education organizations,
representing more than 60,000 music educators across the nation. Advocating at the federal, state, and local
levels, the Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music
educators at all teaching levels, grades PreK-16, for more than a century.

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Also Known As

National Association for Music Education

EIN

52-6045043

 Number

0624266242

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Professional Societies, Associations (A03)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

Music Education

March has been officially designated by MENC: The National Association for Music Education for the observance of Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM®), the time of year when music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation. MIOSM began as a single statewide celebration in 1973, and has grown over the decades to encompass a day, then a week, and then in 1985 to become a month long celebration of school music. The purpose of MIOSM is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children – and to remind citizens that school is where all children should have access to music. MIOSM is an opportunity for music teachers to bring their music programs to the attention of the school and the community and to display the benefits school music brings to students of all ages.

Tri-M is an international music honor society for middle and high school students (ages 12-18), which recognizes musical achievement, academic excellence, and community service. Tri-M members must have a B average in music courses (a C average overall), demonstrate respect, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, and citizenship, and must be enrolled in a school-sponsored music ensemble and/or class.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$5,565,637.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

MENC, among the world's largest arts education organizations, marked its centennial in 2007 as the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. Through membership of more than 75,000 active, retired, and preservice music teachers, and with 60,000 honor students and supporters, MENC serves millions of students nationwide through activities at all teaching levels, from preschool to graduate school.

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National association for music education
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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National Association for Music Education

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Principal Officer

Michael Blakeslee

BIO

Michael Blakeslee is Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). He received B.A.s in music and psychology and an M.A. in music composition from the University of Virginia, where he managed the electronic music lab. He has taught at institutions in the United States and abroad, notably at Northern Virginia Community College, Virginia Commonwealth University, the Universidad de Los Andes, and the Universidad Nacional Pedagógica de Colombia. He has composed musical works for a variety of media, and is the author of articles on music and music education.

At NAfME, Blakeslee has served as editor of the award-winning Music Educators Journal and of Teaching Music magazine, and many NAfME publications. He has directed the development of music education initiatives and innovative online tools for music education. In 1994, he was editor of the National Standards for Arts Education: What Every Young American Should Know and Be Able to Do in the Arts. In 2010, he managed the process that resulted in the 21st Century Arts Skills Map, published by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. And he served on the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards leadership team in the development of the 2014 Core Arts Standards.

Blakeslee's work over nearly 30 years at NAfME has also involved overseeing a number of significant cooperative ventures resulting in the development of teachers' materials and other support for teachers and the public, and the institution of initiatives encouraging all decision-makers to engage more effectively in supporting music education.

In 2006, Blakeslee was designated a Lowell Mason Fellow, a distinction awarded to outstanding individuals in music education. He serves on the board of the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras, a youth orchestra in the Washington, DC, area.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Scott Shuler

Simsbury Public Schools

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