If you have students auditioning for all-state, you must be a member of FMEA/NAfME and your component association by the dates below. These are firm deadlines, so if paying by mailing a check, it should be postmarked 7 days before the dates below.
FBA: September 1
FEMEA: September 15
FOA: September 1
FVA: September 1
Guitar (no component association required, just FMEA): September 1
You are invited to submit proposals for the Research Poster Session at the 2019 FMEA Professional Development conference, in which you may share new, unpublished research in music education. Out-of-state submissions are welcomed.
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).
Audition requirements for the FMEA Guitar Ensemble are now posted on the Guitar page. Elementary Chorus, Orff, Band, Orchestra, and Chorus audition material is (or will be soon) posted on the appropriate component organization websites.
he 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. Nominate yourself or someone else deserving of one of these awards. The deadline is September 7 for most awards.
We are looking for dynamic music educators that have the drive and capacity to LEAD! We want them to be part of the Emerging Leaders program to recognize and support future leaders in music education. Please nominate any music educators you may know of who show this leadership potential.
Also, registration is now open for the Emerging Leadership Summer Conference!
The FMEA Multicultural Network presents the 6th annual Summer Conference Thursday, June 14th, 2018! This one day professional development workshop is set up to offer information, insight and inspiration to Florida’s music educators as you enter the summer planning months. Topics will include everything from Chorus, Band, and Orchestra to World Drumming and fundamentals of the Elementary Classroom.
There are many opportunities for K-12 students to get involved in music this summer. Here is a list of Summer Music Camps hosted by FMEA's Gold and Silver Academic Partners.
FMEA is soliciting scholarship applications for the 2018 June M. Hinckley Music Education Scholarship. The Association will award $1000.00 scholarships to selected 2017-2018 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.
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 26-28, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Please include three letters of recommendation along with your essay and application to be considered.
Applications are now available for the GRAMMY Museum® and The Recording Academy®’s 2019 Music Educator Award™. See their website for more information and to submit nominations and applications.
Click below for dates and deadlines for upcoming FMEA and NAfME programs such as the Crossover, Guitar, and Steel Band festivals, as well as FSMA sanctioned Music Performance Assessments.
The 2018 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 6 & 7 in Orlando
Applications are now open for the NAfME All-National Honors Ensembles. These ensembles represent the top performing high school musicians in the United States. So much more than a musical ensemble; it is a comprehensive, musical and educational experience. The ensembles will meet at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas under the baton of leaders in the field of music education.
We are compiling a list Florida music programs who need assistance recovering from Hurricane Irma. 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, please submit a help request below.
The latest issue of Research Perspectives in Music Education (RPME) Volumne 18, Number 1, is now available online for FMEA members. RPME is FMEA's research journal, publishing music education research using qualitative, quantitative philosophical, historical, or theoretical methodologies and reviews of literature with critical synthesis.
Marching Band Directors and Staff should be reminded that marching band rehearsals can be just as rigorous as athletic practice and deserve equal care. We recommend scheduling outdoor rehearsals during the early morning and evening to avoid the hottest part of the day, allow students to carry personal water bottles, and provide regular breaks to replenish water and cool off in the shade. See the articles below from BandDirector.com and the National Federation of State High School Associations
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.