Future Music Educators Day
Future Music Educators Day is an event in the fall and in the spring for high school students interested in pursuing a degree in Music Education. Typically the fall event is for seniors while the spring one is for sophomores and juniors.
NAfME members help plan and run the event, escorting students to their classes so they may sit in on a real class, have lunch with prospectives and participate in a Student Panel where attendees may ask current students about their experiences.
To learn more and to register, visit the official website!
Mariachi Education Workshop
March 27-28, 2014
NAfME Collegiate of Kansas State University will be providing a Mariachi Education and Professional Development Seminar on Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29. The purpose of the workshop is to provide college education students and local music teachers to learn about the rich tradition of Mariachi music.
How to Register: Use this link to register for the conference. The registration cost is $10 per person to cover the cost of materials and guest speakers. Your registration includes a potluck dinner (provided by NAfME Collegiate) on Friday night, handouts and resources, refreshments and the use of vihuelas and guitarrones provided by West Music. Registration fees can be paid in advance by mailing in a check or at the workshop via credit card, check or cash. Please make all checks to K-State NAfME Collegiate, 109 McCain Auditorium, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506.
What to Bring: Participants will need to bring an acoustic guitar, violin or trumpet (if you have one) and your primary instrument. Some guitars, violins and trumpets are available, but supplies are limited.
Friday, March 28
6:00pm Registration and Dinner provided by NAfME Collegiate Members
7:00pm From Zero to Mariachi: An Introduction to Mariachi Education
9:00pm Wrap-Up and Questions
Saturday, March 29
8:00am: Refreshments and Registration
8:30am-11:30 Mariachi Workshop
Noon: Lunch with Marcia Neel and Jose Hernandez
1:00-3:00pm: Mariachi Workshop
Where to Go: All sessions will be held in McCain 201, the band room. Parking is available for free in the east McCain lot on Friday night after 5pm and all day Saturday. Handicapped parking is available in the “McCain Circle” directly north of the building entrance.
What is Mariachi? Mariachi is a traditional folk music from Mexico. Bands are comprised of the melodia, trumpet, voice and violin, and harmonia, acoustic guitar, vihuela and guitarron. During this workshop, participants will play the traditional mariachi instruments, and learn mariachi song styles and history. Professional Mariachi, Jose Hernadez of Sol De Mexico, will be present for the workshop.