Voice of Washington Music Educators is WMEA’s professional journal, is widely recognized as one of the finest state-level music education journals in the country. Featured here are a number of articles from Voice. We plan to continue to add to this archive. Please read, learn from, and use the sampling of articles and, if you want more, join NAfME to assure that Voice is delivered to you four times per year.
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2007-2008 WMEA All-State Events – A recap of Youth Honor Chorus and High School Honor groups.
2006-2007 WMEA All-State Events – A recap of Youth Honor Chorus and High School Honor groups.
October 2007: Piloting a 5th grade CBPA – Janie Anderson shares her experience of administering the “Cartoon Soundtrack” CBPA
CBPAs: FAQs, Ideas, and Encouragement for the Music Educator – The “who, what, where, when, why and how” of Classroom Based Performance Assessments.
EALRs, Graduation Requirements and CBPAs – WMEA Past President Dave Weatherred summarizes the importance of standards (EALRs), assessments (CBPAs) and the state-mandated graduation requirement in the arts.
Implementing the Assessments – How well do we balance the success of our ensembles with the achievement of our individual students?
World Class Educational Achievement Requires the Developmental Study of Music – A science educator makes the case that music study is an essential element of a world-class educational system.
Benefits of the Study of Music
The Study of Music Helps Students Achieve Success in School – A summary of four studies that show how a music education can influence the success of students in school.
The Study of Music Helps Students Develop Intelligence – These studies show a correlation between the study of music and the intellectual development of students.
The Study of Music Helps Students Achieve Success in Society – The study of music has a positive influence on acceptance into and success at college, and has multi-billion dollar economic impact on our country.
The Study of Music Helps Students Achieve Success in Life – President Bill Clinton, General Norman Schwarzkopf, and two prominent business leaders are quoted as to the value of an education in music.
Advocacy in Action
The March 2010 Voice featured a theme of “Advocacy in Action.” Here we present several articles from previous issues of Voice that teachers may find helpful in advocacy efforts.