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As of 11/12/19, Rooms are available at the following hotels: Marriott Water Street, Embassy Suites Downtown, Sheraton Riverwalk, Hilton Downtown, Doubletree, Hampton Inn Channelside, Embassy Suites Westshore, Holiday Inn Westshore, Sheraton Four Points, Barrymore, Westin.

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Guitar All-State Results

The results are now available from the auditions for the 2019-2020 FMEA All-State Guitar Ensemble. Band and Orchestra results are available only to teachers at this time within their MPA Online accounts, but will be published to the full membership on Friday, November 8.

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Pre-registration is now open and hotels are accepting reservations for the FMEA Professional Development Conference and All-State Concerts, January 8-11, 2020 at the Tampa Convention Center. Pre-registration closes December 6. The conference schedule will be available soon.

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Student Conference Experiences

FMEA now has TWO options for high school students who are not performing in an all-state ensemble to experience the FMEA Conference: The Student Conference Experience and the Tri-M Student Experience. Read below to become familiar with the differences between the two options and their nomination and registration procedures.

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Digital Music Showcase

The FMEA Digital Music Showcase is designed to encourage musical creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration by students in K-12 schools. Teachers are welcome to submit their students' original digital compositions for the opportunity to have them presented at the FMEA Conference.

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Crossover Multi-Genre Music Festival

The FMEA Crossover Festival is an annual event that celebrates students as makers of music from popular music genres such as rock, alternative, blues, pop, R&B, hip hop, funk, folk, indie rock, electronic dance music, country, rap, punk, soul, metal, Southern rock, Latin, new age, reggae, etc. The 2020 event will be held during the FMEA Professional Development Conference on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., in the Tampa Convention Center. The submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. EST, November 8, 2019. Only applications completed by this time will be considered.

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Steel Band Festival

The 2020 FMEA Steel Band Festival provides students and directors a positive performance outlet and educational opportunity, advancing the experience of steel band students throughout the state. It will be held April 3 & 4 in Orlando

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All-State Audition Requirements 2019-2020

Audition requirements for the FMEA Guitar Ensemble are now posted on the Guitar page. Elementary Chorus, Orff, Band, Orchestra, and Chorus audition material is posted on the appropriate component organization websites. Audition dates are included in the FSMA calendar of events.

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FMEA Receives Excellence in Advocacy Award

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has awarded FMEA the 2019 Excellence in Advocacy Award in recognition of their efforts advocating for music education. FMEA President Dr. Steven Kelly, Executive Director Dr. Kathleen D. Sanz, Immediate Past-President Dr. Kenneth Williams, President-Elect Dr. Shelby Chipman, Past President Dr. John Southall, Government Relations/Advocacy Chair Jeanne Reynolds, and FMEA Collegiates accepted the award during NAfME's June 19 Hill Day activities.

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Music Teacher named Florida Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to FMEA member Dr. Dakeyan Chá Dré Graham on being named the 2020 Florida Teacher of the Year! Dr. Graham is the director of instrumental music at C. Leon King High School in Tampa.

Call for Research Posters

You are invited to submit proposals for the Research Poster Session at the 2020 FMEA Professional Development conference, in which you may share new, unpublished research in music education.

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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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Exhibitors - Reserve for the 2020 Conference

Reserve now to Exhibit at the 2020 FMEA Professional Development Conference, January 8-11, 2020

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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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