Fall 2017 Conference Season

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Every year, Music Together early childhood specialists attend dozens of early childhood music, education, and music therapy conferences.
As authorities on the role of music in early childhood, we present popular workshop sessions on the role of music in early childhood. Attending conference sessions also gives us the opportunity to hear from experts in the field so we can stay up-to-date on current practices and trends in early childhood education.

National Association for Music Educators (NAfME)
Advocating for early childhood music education is an important part of the mission of NAfME. We join our fellow music educators in advocating for all children, as all deserve a quality music education from early childhood through their school years.

National Guild for Community Arts Education
This conference brings together administrators of community music schools across the coutnry. At the National Guild conference this fall, we spoke with many about the importance of early childhood music education to preparing students for formal study.

American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)
Our Music Together Within Therapy team presented two sessions at this annual gathering of American music therapists. Our Littlest Sounders and Movers: Supporting the Infant-Parent Relationship and Songs! Expand Your Repertoire and Clinical Creativity in Early Childhood Music Therapy both had over 90 people in them! Both were great experiences for both presenters and attendees. The participants appeared engaged and enthusiastic about the material.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
We were once again a proud Bronze sponsor of this year’s National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference. This conference represents our nation’s largest gathering of practitioners and thought leaders in early childhood education, with thousands in attendance. Music Together presented five workshops for participants on topics ranging from music’s impact on infant and toddler brain development, to the benefits of music participation in preschool on children’s language learning and emerging math skill development. We even had a session presented all in Spanish by our very own “Uncle Gerry”! Between all 5 sessions, we spoke to over 500 early childhood educators, spreading the word about the benefits of music-making in early childhood. Music Together also hosted a booth in the exhibit hall where we spoke to hundreds of teachers and school directors about our innovative music curricula for early learning settings.


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