Learn more about what NAfME is, the resources it offers, and how to collaborate as part of the greater “Music Education Nation” to advance the benefits of music for all. NAfME President Scott Sheehan shares his vision for his presidency and lessons learned from the pandemic.
Ep. 140: Intervals are all around us! How these Lego blocks of music inform our everyday experiences; with Rob Gronemann & Aaron Moe
Whether we realize it or not, intervals inform our perception of the everyday sounds of our lives. It is an interval that makes our national anthem unique, lets you know you’re in trouble with your mother, and gets your attention through a train whistle or siren. And then there’s that interval that was banned during the Renaissance…
Dalcroze education has been around for over 100 years, and its principles are experiencing a resurgence in interest and application outside of the music education arena (including therapeutic uses for the aging). We discuss what this holistic learning method IS, why it began, and its innovative uses today.
Ep. 134: How did music shape the exploration and settling of America’s west? The musical story within the Westward Expansion story; with author Laura Dean
“The pioneers carried only the clothes on their backs and the bare necessities in their wagons, yet they experienced a rich musical life in the wilderness… Each group wove their own thread of music into the colorful and diverse musical tapestry of the American West.” So begins Laura Dean’s historical account of the integral role music played in the Westward Expansion. Her new book explores the diplomatic, practical, and inspirational roles music played in connecting culturally diverse people groups including Native Americans, explorers, cowboys, and pioneers.
Ep. 133: What’s the connection between classic cartoons and classical music? with Dr. Daniel Goldmark
There are generations of kids who first became familiar with classical music through cartoons. What were considered the “golden years” of cartoon music, and why was classical music heavily used in cartoons during this time? How has classical music’s role in cartoons changed throughout the decades?