"We were originally called Music Supervisors’ National Conference; then, in 1934, we became Music Educators National Conference (MENC). In 1998, the name changed to MENC: The National Association for Music Education. On September 1, 2011, we became simply National Association for Music Education."
Founded in 1953, the American School Band Directors Association (ASBDA) is a national organization for band directors whose mission is to promote, enhance and preserve quality school programs through leadership and fellowship of exemplary band directors.
ASBDA is a prominent, active and effective national organization to influence school band programs.
The American Orff-Schulwerk Association is a professional organization of educators dedicated to the creative music and movement approach developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman. Its mission is to demonstrate the value of Orff Schulwerk and promote its widespread use,
to support the professional development of its members, and to inspire and advocate for the creative potential of all learners
Inspired by the vision of Zoltán Kodály, the mission of the Organization of American Kodály Educators is to support music education of the highest quality, promote universal music literacy and lifelong music making, and preserve the musical heritage of the people of the United States of America through education, artistic performance, advocacy and research.
The Dalcroze Society of America is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to the purpose of promoting the artistic and pedagogical principles of Emile Jaques-Dalcroze through educational workshops, publications, financial and consultative assistance, and the encouragement of local chapters throughout the United States. The DSA welcomes musicians, dancers, actors, therapists, and artist-educators who study and promote the Dalcroze Eurhythmics approach to music learning and performance.