FMEA will host its fourth annual Collegiate Advocacy Day at Florida’s State Capitol building on March 27, 2019, 8:15 am-12 pm. Join us for a special informational session held in the morning, providing students with the tools necessary to meet with district representatives. This is an exciting opportunity to advocate for music education. Click below to register by Wednesday, March 13. More information will be posted soon.
The FMEA Guitar/Ukulele Ensemble Festival is a day full of guitar activity including ensemble performances from elementary, middle and high school programs. Ensembles of all levels of experience perform for instant feedback in areas of technique, tone, musicality and musical interpretation. Entry Deadline: February 13
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.
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
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.