During this legislative session, FMEA & FSMA are working to advocate on behalf of our members to protect and promote quality comprehensive music education in all Florida schools. See our legislative platform below.
FMEA is soliciting scholarship applications for the 2019 June M. Hinckley Music Education Scholarship. The Association will award $1000.00 scholarships to selected 2018-2019 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.
We are looking for dynamic music educators that have the drive and capacity to lead to be part of the Emerging Leaders program. Nominations from school principals, district music supervisors, and any music educator are encouraged and welcome. Self-nominations are welcome as well. Deadline: April 25
FMEA will be choosing two exceptional collegiate music students to be awarded a scholarship to attend the 2018 NAfME Collegiate Advocacy Summit on Capitol Hill. The event will take place June 17-19, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Please include three letters of recommendation along with your essay and application to be considered.
We seeking proposals for clinic sessions and performing ensembles for the 2019 FMEA Professional Development Conference, January 8-11, 2020. Deadline: April 30
The 2019 FMEA Steel Band Festival provides students and directors a positive performance outlet and educational opportunity, advancing the experience of steel band student throughout the state. It will be held April 5 & 6 in Orlando
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.
The Give A Note Foundation Music Education Innovator Award is granted to school music programs utilizing innovative and sustainable strategies in non-traditional or traditional K-12 music classes that attract students not typically enrolled in music education courses. CMA Foundation grants will be awarded.
CD and DVD recordings of the 2019 All-State Concerts are available to order online from Mark Custom Recordings.
If you were not able to purchase an All-State shirt, hoodie, plaque, or pin at the conference, they are now available on the PepWear on-line store.
We are compiling a list of Florida music programs who need assistance recovering from Hurricane Michael. This will be shared with our partners and friends of music education throughout the country. If you were in any of the affected areas and would like to request support in the form of equipment, materials, or even just moral support, or if you are able to help, please visit FMEA.org/Help.
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.
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).
Reserve now to Exhibit at the 2020 FMEA Professional Development Conference, January 8-11, 2020
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.