2013 NAfME National In-Service Conference: A Retrospective





2013 NAfME National In-Service Conference

October 27-30, 2013

Gaylord Opryland- Nashville, TN



This year at the NAfME Conference, you’ll have a whole new range of practical sessions to choose from – giving you tools and techniques you can take right into the classroom. NAfME's new format gives you an exciting program of professional development opportunities you can select based on your interests.

It’s also a great chance to meet and share ideas with music educators, teacher-educators, and enthusiastic arts supporters representing many geographical regions and numerous specialties.

VanderCook College of Music is offering up to two semester hours of graduate-level academic credit for eligible participants. To earn credit, a student must: 1) attend sessions totaling at least 12.5 clock hours per credit hour; and 2) complete a notebook documenting activities attended. Registration for credit must be postmarked no later than November 29, 2013. Full tuition must be enclosed with registration. Please send your registration form directly to VanderCook.

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Coordinator: Rick Palese

palese_rick_retouchRick Palese joined the administrative team at VanderCook in July 2010, however his relationship with the institution goes back much further. Rick is a VanderCook alumnus, having earned his B.M.Ed. in 2003, and M.M.Ed. in 2008.

Prior to being hired at VanderCook, Rick taught for seven years at Prairie Hill School in Cary, IL, where he directed both 5th and 6th grade bands. While at Prairie Hill, Rick also sponsored Jazz Club, Podcasting Club, and assisted with 6th grade musical productions and school assemblies.

Rick is an avid percussionist and maintains an active teaching studio at Absolute Music in Geneva, IL. He is a member of the Hudson Music Teacher Integration Project, and Vic Firth Education Team.


Course Information

7223 NAfME National In-Service Conference:  A Retrospective

1 graduate credit - Tuition:  $300  (7223A)
2 graduate credits - Tuition:  $575  (7223B)

Tuition is due in full with registration. 

Location:  Gaylord Opryland Resort and Conference Center, Nashville, TN


October 27-30

Click HERE to download the 2013 NAfME National In-Service Conference: A Retrospective Registration Form.

Click HERE to download the 2013 NAfME National In-Service Conference: A Retrospective Information Sheet.

Click HERE to download the 2013 NAfME National In-Service Conference: A Retrospective Notebook Rubric.



VanderCook College of Music

3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

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