Discover the possibilities of elemental music and movement

ACEMM Short Informational Video

The American Center for Elemental Music and Movement… Creates opportunities for educators, learners and performers to experience the intrinsic value of elemental music and movement in their artistic and pedagogical lives. These opportunities will be developed through programs that: educate; provide material resources for performance and creativity; foster an appreciation of elemental music and movement. It is ACEMM’s goal to enhance the lives of those who experience the humanizing touch of elemental music and movement.

  • ACEMM Mobile Ensemble

    In classrooms like this one, where teachers are sharing elemental music and movement experiences without resources like barred instruments, drums, or small percussion instruments, ACEMM regularly provides these important extensions to reinforce the artistic learning that is taking place there.

  • Spotlight Award

    In a concerted effort to “spotlight” excellence among professionals exhibiting outstanding accomplishments and dedication to advancing and expanding elemental music and movement at local and regional levels, ACEMM’s Spotlight Award is given based upon recommendation from our colleagues on a quarterly basis.

  • Beacon Scholarship

    The Beacon Scholarship provided by ACEMM opens avenues for experienced music and movement educators to expand their professional development and broaden their own experiences, and, positively impact the lives of their students and colleagues.

Why ACEMM Matters: The Power of Multiplication

With the holidays upon us, we find ourselves in a time of reflection of past, present and future. We gather with loved ones to give thanks for the blessings our lives have brought us. We celebrate living in the moment with festivals of light and giving, and we dedicate ourselves to renewal and hope with the promises of a new year and a bright future.

In advance of #GivingTuesday, we wanted to share thoughts on why ACEMM matters from members of the ACEMM Community. As you reflect on your own blessings and visions for the future, we thank you for your support of ACEMM.

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Day of Giving: Spark Grants Lighting the Way for New Possibilities

Our newest grant opportunity is the “Spark Grant”.  These small grant opportunities will fill the gaps for that special “something” teachers and students may need.  Instruments—it may be that a school concert would be enhanced by two beautiful glockenspiels.  Props–perhaps students are exploring movement, and that experience would be enhanced with black lights.  Costuming–the sky is the limit here!  Perhaps that dream is just beyond a teacher or school’s annual budget.  ACEMM and the community which shares our vision of quality, creative, music and movement education are here to help!  Spark Grants can fund projects or ideas up to $500 which are tied to elemental music and movement concepts.

Thank you for supporting ACEMM, music and movement teachers, and their students by donating today!

Why ACEMM Matters: Community Perspectives from Casey Goryeb

With the holiday season upon us, we find ourselves in a time of reflection of past, present and future. We gather with loved ones to give thanks for the blessings our lives have brought us. We celebrate living in the moment with festivals of light and giving, and we dedicate ourselves to renewal and hope with the promises of a new year and a bright future. As you reflect on your own blessings and visions for the future, we thank you for your support of ACEMM.

Six Years of Gratitude

Help ACEMM “Spark” new possibilities for elemental music and movement by adding your voice to our supporters on #GivingTuesday, November 27. We create the opportunities, YOU make the difference!

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