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Video Message from Dr. Chipman

Click below to watch the latest video message from FMEA President Dr. Shelby Chipman to members of the Florida Music Education Association

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Webinar Series: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access

Join us for our next D.E.I.A. professional development webinar, Honoring LGBTQ Persons in Music Education with Dr. Matthew Garrett, Associate Professor of Music Education at Case Western Reserve University, Monday, October 25, 6:30 p.m.

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Conference Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 2022 FMEA Professional Development Conference, Unity in Music Education: Building Communities One Note a Time, which will be held January 12-15, 2022 at the Tampa Convention Center. Hotels start taking reservations on Saturday, September 25, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern.

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All-State Guitar Audition Clarification

Clarifications have been posted on the Guitar page regarding the a-minor scale, when to play ossia parts, and which part of the divisi you should play in the all-state audition requirements.

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Call for Awards Nominations

The FMEA Awards Program offers several awards in recognition of the efforts and accomplishments of active teachers, school administrators, and others who have made outstanding contributions to music education. Nominations for the Enrollment Awards and Service Awards are open through November 5

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All-State Popular Music Collective

The Contemporary Media Committee is excited to announce that the FMEA Florida All-State Popular Music Collective will return as part of the 2022 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 22.

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Back to School Guidance

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. The National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) along with the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) have provided useful guidelines based on research for you to consider as you plan your year. As always, consult your school and district leaders for specific guidance for your school. Update 8/12/2021: Phase III Guidance and Resources added from NAfME and NFHS.

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Aerosol Study Fall 2021 Guidelines »

NAfME Covid-19 Resources »

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ESSER Funding

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

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All-State Auditions

The Guitar All-State Audition requirements and information are now available on the Guitar page. Band, Orchestra, and Chorus audition material is or will be posted on the respective component association websites.

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Black Lives Matter

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.

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Call for Research Posters

You are invited to submit proposals for the Research Poster Session at the 2022 FMEA Professional Development conference, in which you may share new, unpublished research in music education.

Arts Education Is Essential

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

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Job Bank

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.

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Parent Advocates Needed

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.

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ESE Course for Music Educators

FMEA, The Florida DOE, The Florida Center for Interactive Media (FCIM) and the Division of Cultural Affairs collaborated to develop an ESE course for music 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. Each school district is responsible to determine if the content of this 20-hour course satisfies the requirement for Renewal Credit in Teaching Students with Disabilities (DPS 2014-12).

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Visit our Advocacy page for new resources to print out and distribute regarding the benefits of arts participation based on findings in our latest cohort study.

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