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

Proposal Submissions for 2021 Symposium Now Open!

The submission system for proposals for the 2021 SMTE Symposium is now open. Please read the Call for Proposals carefully as there are some changes to the proposal system this time which are intended to streamline the process. All relevant links to both the submission...

Music Education Policy Roundup – February 8, 2021

NAfME News Virtual Hill Month Orientation - Preparing for March 2021 We hope you will all join us for our Orientation Webinar for this year’s Virtual Hill Month! The webinar will be held on Feb 10, 2021 at 07:00 PM Eastern time and cover how to schedule meetings with...

SMTE Symposium 2021 Will Be Held Virtually

After months of planning and investigating options, SMTE must now announce that our 2021 Symposium on Music Teacher Education will be held in an online/virtual format on September 16-18, 2021. The SMTE Board carefully considered many options for site and format,...

Music Education Policy Roundup – January 29, 2021

NAfME News NAfME Blog- Governors’ Budget Proposals In our first analysis of the legislative session, NAfME Policy staff identifies a positive trend in governors’ budget proposals for the coming fiscal year. These proposals are meant to outline an administration’s...

Music Education Policy Roundup – January 15, 2021

State and Federal News ID- Five education issues to watch during the 2021 session 1/7/2021- ‘Idaho’s biggest, wildest political season is almost here and the stakes and uncertainty are as high as ever.’ MI- Why $1.7 billion in COVID school aid won’t be spread...

SMTE Handbook 2004

Society for Music Teacher Education Handbook Compiled by George N. Heller July 9, 1994 Updated July 2004 The Executive Committee Rosemary Watkins, Chair Nancy Boone, Michael Cleveland, Louis Hall, George N. Heller, Barbara Lewis, and Mary Lou Van Rysselberghe...


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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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.