MENC Gets a New NAfME

Barbara FreedmanInternet, teaching1 Comment

As of September 1, 2011, the organization formerly known as Music Educators National Conference ( MENC) changed its name to National Association of Music Educators or NAfME. NAfME traces it’s roots back to 1907 when it was first called the Music Supervisors National Conference according to today’s press release (http://www.menc.org/news/view/press-release-building-on-the-past-to-shape-the-future-of-music-education/). NAfME sports a great looking new logo and some changes … Read More

CMEA 11

Barbara Freedmanlessons, Music Technology Basics, Presentations, Session Handouts, teaching3 Comments

I gave two technology sessions at the CMEA 2011 In Service Conference. Click on the links below to download the handouts. Thursday, April 7, 1:15 PM  TeachMusicHandout2 Friday, April 8, 10:15 AM – 12:15 AM GarageBand Thanks for attending my sessions. Please let me know if I can assist you further. Contact me click HERE. Thanks!

NYSSMA Handout

Barbara Freedmanlessons, Music Technology Basics, Presentations, Session Handouts, teaching2 Comments

On December 3, 2010, I gave a session at the NY State School Music Association Winter Conference in Rochester, NY entitled Teach Music. The Technology Will Follow. The session was about how free or inexpensive entry-level software for Mac (GarageBand) or PC (Mixcraft) can be used to teach music concepts. I ran out of handouts so here’s a .pdf file … Read More

Interview in MENC Magazine

Barbara FreedmanUncategorized0 Comments

Many thanks to Chad Criswell of MusicEdMagic.com for interviewing me for his article in the October 2009 issue of Teaching Music, an MENC magazine for music educators.

Speed Composing

Barbara Freedmanlessons, student music4 Comments

It’s the end of the school year and my most advanced class, Electronic Music 3, is getting a little restless. I made their final exam the submission to MENC Electronic Music Talent Search and that was submitted a few of weeks ago. Yesterday, a couple of students came in and told me they challenged each other to a match. They wanted to see who could compose the best Reggaeton piece in one class. Other students heard this and wanted in. So began our first “Speed Composing” contest.