This is a compilation of resources that our Association have found to be valuable as our districts plan transition through different instructional models.
NYSSMA- The Future of Ensembles: A Q/A document that provides great starting points for some questions our departments and administrators have. It includes links to dozens of sources for further explanation.
NFHS/NAfME Fall 2020 Guidance for Music Education: This document details several considerations, including suggestions on different forms of instruction and guidelines for ensembles and classroom music.
NFHS COVID-19 Aerosol Study: A link to the study on aerosol transmission during music performance. Winds/brass findings were released on Friday, July 10, 2020. Singing/theatre findings were released on Friday, July 25, 2020.
NYSSMA Advocacy Committee: Provides powerful resources regarding state and national music education requirements to help advocate for our programs. Our Zone's liaison is Mark Bunce, you may contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
NYSSMA Best Practices Committee: This committee is looking at the best practices of teaching music in all music classes. We will be examining distance learning, hybrid learning, as well as in-person learning. Our Zone's liaison is Sarah DePalma, you may contact her at email@example.com for more information.
Music Education and Social Emotional Learning: An informational pamphlet that neatly summarizes the importance of social and emotional development in our teaching, and how to support this at various levels of administration/government.