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NASM STANDARDS / HANDBOOK

This section brings together the various components of important information regarding NASM standards and guidelines, including access to the text of the latest edition of the NASM Handbook and, when applicable, any addenda to the Handbook; any proposed revisions to NASM standards currently open for comment; and a more convenient place to access the Basic Competency Index for undergraduate degree programs in music housed on the Achievement and Quality website.

These are provided within this section as follows:

HANDBOOK AND ANY CURRENT ADDENDA
    • NASM Handbook 2015-16 (PDF file)
      Includes current NASM standards and guidelines for accredited institutional membership
      for degree- and non-degree-granting institutions in music, as well as the Association's
      Constitution, Bylaws, Code of Ethics, and Rules of Practice and Procedure. It incorporates
      all recent revisions ratified by the NASM Membership, Board of Directors, and/or Commissions through February 2016.
    • Addendum to the NASM Handbook 2015-16 (February 2016) (PDF file)
      An Addendum documenting revisions to the NASM Handbook 2015-16 ratified by the NASM Membership during a special vote-by-email procedure concluded in January 2016.
      Please Note: these revisions have been incorporated into and are thus not needed for use with the NASM Handbook 2015-16.
    • NOTICE: All institutions and evaluators must follow standards and guidelines reflected in the latest edition of the NASM Handbook and any addenda current at the time of application.


PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE NASM HANDBOOK (when applicable)
Standards Review

Whenever revisions to NASM standards and guidelines are open for comment, current drafts and instructions for comment will be found under Standards Review in this section of the website.
ARCHIVE: NASM HANDBOOKS AND ADDENDA OR APPROVED REVISIONS
Archive: NASM Handbooks and Revisions

This section archives past NASM Handbooks and documents changes since 2001.
RESOURCES
Basic Competency Index By Discipline and Specialization --
Undergraduate Degrees in Music


Provides a link to a resource from the Achievement and Quality: Higher Education in the Arts website, which lists specializations for baccalaureate degrees in music, each linked to a parallel downloadable PDF enumerating detailed competencies for that specialization. Please note: The lists of competencies are derived from NASM accreditation standards for professional and liberal arts undergraduate degrees in music.

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