Pre-registration is now open for the 2023 FMEA Professional Development Conference, January 11-14, 2023 in Tampa. Hotel reservations open Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 a.m. EDT.
Join us for our next professional development webinar, Power Down to Power Up: Strategies to Survive and Thrive in the New Digital Reality with David Eccles. This session will explore strategies to reclaim personal time while leveraging the convenience and power of our newfound digital tools. Monday, October 3, 6:00 p.m.
The FMEA Awards Program is still accepting nominations for the Enrollment and 25-Year and 50-Year Service Awards. Deadline is October 31
The Contemporary Media Committee is excited to announce that the FMEA Florida All-State Popular Music Collective will return as part of the 2023 Professional Development Conference in January. The Collective will focus on, and perform, mostly original music created by the students, and it will be run using a learner-centered pedagogical approach where the students will have significant autonomy over the choice of literature performed. Submit your students' auditions by October 21.
Audition requirements for the FMEA Guitar Ensemble are now posted on the Guitar page. Band, Chorus, Orchestra, and Elementary Chorus & Orff audition material will be posted on the appropriate component organization websites as they become available.
The FMEA Job Bank is a free service to Florida schools and teachers who would like to teach in Florida. If your school has a music vacancy that you would like posted, please click the link below to complete the job vacancy form. Jobs listed here will automatically be deleted after 90 days, however you will receive an e-mail confirmation that includes a link to extend, edit, or remove your job posting.
Monday April 11 was the Premiere Party of the 2022 FMEA All-State Virtual Guitar Orchestra performance video. This call was a "reunion" of sorts of the 2022 FMEA Guitar All-State students, their teachers and the conductor/clinician. Teachers and the conductor, Olga Amelkina-Vera, shared a few highlight moments/memories of the All-State process followed by a few comments from the creators of the video about their technical process and THEN......we all watched the FMEA Virtual Guitar Orchestra video!
Members of FMEA or NAfME are invited to submit Session Proposals and Ensemble Performance Applications for the 2023 FMEA Professional Development Conference, January 11-14, 2023.
FMEA is soliciting scholarship applications for the 2022 June M. Hinckley Music Education Scholarship. The Association will award $1000.00 scholarships to selected 2021-2022 graduating high school students who participated in a Florida All-State ensemble and who intend to major in music education at a Florida college or university. Please encourage your students to apply.
The FMEA Summer Institute is an inspiring multi-day training involving a relatively small number of successful, well-respected music educators. We are seeking applicants who are successful music educators and leaders in their field, district, and community. The deadline to apply or nominate is April 7.
The third round of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funding (ESSER III) totals 126 billion dollars for K-12 education. These funds can be used to help your music program rebuild and recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We need to be assertive about asking school boards and superintendents to include the arts in this funding! Watch the Webinar on our Webinar Archive Page
The Florida Music Education Association values the broad human diversity in the state of Florida. We are distraught and frustrated by the continued injustice and violence toward Black people in our country. Social inequality and violence, in any form, must not be tolerated in our nation. FMEA sees, hears, and supports the struggles of our teachers and students in the Black community. We are with you, and together we can and will do better to end discrimination while advocating for equality.
It is imperative that all students have access to an equitable delivery of arts education that includes dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts that supports their educational, social, and emotional well-being, taught by certified professional arts educators in partnership with community arts providers. #ArtsAreEssential
FMEA invites parents, guardians, and grandparents of Florida students who take music classes to register as music parent advocates. FMEA will engage with registered advocates about legislation and related issues that impact music education in Florida.
FMEA, The Florida DOE, The Florida Center for Interactive Media (FCIM) and the Division of Cultural Affairs collaborated to develop an ESE course for fine arts educators. Dr. Alice-Ann Darrow developed the music content for the course. It is designed to provide music educators with introductory information about the foundations of exceptional student education and provision of services in Florida, as well as appropriate instructional strategies for teaching students with disabilities.
Our offices are located within the June Hinckley Center for Fine Arts Education building:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern
Our office is closed for most holidays that are observed by Florida's school districts. See our staff page for email contact information.
FMEA is an umbrella organization concerned with activities that affect all aspects of music education. Activities that deal specifically with a particular area are handled by our component organizations:
- Florida Bandmasters Association
- Florida College Music Educators Association
- Florida Elementary Music Educators Association
- Florida Music Supervision Association
- Florida NAfME Collegiate
- Florida Orchestra Association
- Florida Vocal Association
1-800-301-FMEA(3632) • Fax: (850) 942-1793