The National Association for Music Educators (NAFME) is one the world's largest music and arts education organizations and is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAFME provides resources for educators, parents, and students and works to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced and high-quality music and arts instructional program. NAFME's resources and activities are largely responsible for the development of National Standards for Arts Education.
Each month NAFME names one prestigious educator in the United States as the online Music Composition Mentor. We are proud to announce that our very own Mr. J. Peter Hansen, music teacher in the Island Trees Memorial Middle School and Island Trees High School, has been named the NAFME online Music Composition Mentor for the month of September. This is a great honor for Mr. Hansen as continues his endeavor to promote the thought that music composition can be included in all music classroom environments. As the online Music Composition Mentor for the month of September, Mr. Hansen will be working with other music educators in the United States to work towards getting groups of students involved in the composition process.