SMTE Information

Procedures and Values for Symposium Site Selection (March 2020)

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

Announcement from Arts Education Partnership

Please see the announcement below from the Arts Education Partnership: Join us on March 29 for this free virtual event. What are existing gaps in arts education research? Who has the skills and knowledge to fill those gaps, and who has the resources to make this...

2023 Symposium – Call for Site Suggestions

SMTE announces a call for site suggestions for the 2023 Symposium on Music Teacher Education. As described in our statement on Procedures and Values for Symposium Site Selection, in the coming months the SMTE Board will be considering options and selecting a site for...

Calls for Proposals for the 2022 NAfME National Conference

The 2022 NAfME National Conference offers the following options for submitting proposals. Call for proposal(s) for the music research and teacher education sessions Organized by the Society for Research in Music Education (SRME) and Society for Music Teacher Education...

Open Nominations for SMTE Officer Vacancies

The Society for Music Teacher Education invites nominations for two Division Representative positions (Northwestern and Eastern) for terms that begin July 1, 2022. We also welcome engaged individuals from any Division who have interest in serving as Symposium Chair or...

ASPA Facilitator Voting Update

Thank you for participating in the ASPA Facilitator Elections. The Music Teacher Health and Wellness ASPA requires a run-off election. Please visit this form to vote in the run-off. Voting ends on November 11, 2021 at 5pm. Once the run-off election is complete,...

SMTE Handbook 2015

Society for Music Teacher Education Handbook (January 2015 Version, Previous Version Revised 2004) SMTE “Constitution” Article I – Name The organization shall be known as the ” “National Association for Music Education Society for Music Teacher Education,” hereinafter...


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

List of JMTE Articles Addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (updated summer 2022)

Music Education Research & Position Announcements

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

View recent announcements

Additional Links

Music Teacher Certification Requirements by State (NAfME document)

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.