SMTE Information

Teacher Evaluations – Resource compilation related to emerging issues in evaluating music teachers.

ASPAs – The Areas of Strategic Planning and Action host a variety of topical resources on the individual ASPA pages.

ASPA Facilitators – visit this page for resources to help you with managing your ASPA’s web presence.

Smte News & Handbook

Music Education Policy Roundup – July 3, 2020

NAfME News NAMM Advocacy Forum Featuring John B. King, Jr. Join NAMM on July 7 to hear from special guest John B. King, Jr., former Secretary of Education at the U.S. Department of Education and current CEO of The Education Trust, an equity-driven, data-centered,...

Leadership Transitions for SMTE

SMTE wishes to recognize the volunteers who have rotated out of positions on the Executive Board: Jennifer Stewart Walter, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Southern Division Representative Sean Powell, University of North Texas, Southwestern Division...

Music Education Policy Roundup – June 28, 2020

NAfME News Support full Title IV-A Funding! We hope your state MEA will consider joining NAfME in signing on to aletter to congressional leaders to support full funding for Title IV-A. The flexible block grant enables states and local school districts to support a...

Music Education Policy Roundup – June 21, 2020

NAfME News You are invited to attend the NAfME National Rally for Music Education on Thursday, June 25th from 11:00AM-12:30AM EDT. The national rally will be led by the National Association for Music Education’s state and national leadership in collaboration with...

Music Education Policy Roundup – June 15, 2020

NAfME News NAfME Statement on Black Lives Matter Racial injustice is real, and ongoing, and increasingly evident as COVID-19 disproportionately affects Black communities, and as we are again seeing videos of Black lives ending. We see it. And we reiterate: Black Lives...

SMTE Handbook 2020

Society for Music Teacher Education Handbook (This version based on 2019 revisions. 2015 Version, 2004 Version) SMTE “Constitution” Article I – Name The organization shall be known as the ” “National Association for Music Education Society for Music Teacher...


Journal of Music Teacher Education –  a publication of the National Association for Music Education on behalf of the Society for Music Teacher Education. Using this link will request you to login with your NAfME member information in order to access the full content of the journal included with your membership. To access the Journal without logging in (abstracts only), click here.

SMTE Professional Literature Project

Music Education Research & Position Announcements

Visit the Music Research Email Directory website to subscribe to receive conference calls, position listings, and other important information

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NAfME Forums: Discuss new ideas, anything important to music educators! (No advertising or product promotion, please)

Music Teacher Education Special Research Interest Group

The College Music Society

Alliance for Active Music Making

Additional Links

INTASC Model Core Teaching Standards

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Handbook

Teacher Education for the Arts Disciplines: Issues Raised by the National Standards for Arts Education (March, 1996)

NAfME Collegiate Newslink: An online publication designed to meet the needs of NAfME’s Collegiate Members.

Information, Please! A variety of music education topics of interest to teachers, parents, students, researchers, music industry professionals, and others.