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MENC: The National Association for Music Education.

MENC (Music Educators National Conference) is The National Association for Music Education. MENC is the largest and oldest national organization dedicated to music education in the public schools. MENC is an umbrella organization which houses associate organizations and maintains alliances with numerous special interest organizations and groups. MENC's mission is "To advance music education as a profession and to ensure that every child in America has access to a balanced, sequential, high-quality education that includes music as a core subject of study." Of special note is MENC's leadership role -- along with the American Alliance for Theatre & Education, National Art Education Association, and National Dance Association -- in the development of the National Standards for Music Education. MENC publishes the Music Educators Journal (MEJ) and Teaching Music (TM), in addition to the following research journals: Journal of Music Teacher Education (JMTE), General Music Today (GMT), Journal of Research in Music Education (JRME), and UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education. MENC's resources and information on music education are vast. At their website you will find the following on-line resources: Teachers , Kids & Parents , Issues & Information , Suppliers & Sources , Jobs , About MENC

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