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The Florida Music Education Association and Florida NAfME Collegiate will host their seventh annual Collegiate Music Education Advocacy Day on March 28. This is an exciting opportunity to advocate for music education. Registration deadline is March 8, 2023. Click below for more information.

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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 23

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The FMEA Steel Band Festival will be held March 31-April 1, 2023. See below for more information and the entry application.

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FMEA is soliciting scholarship applications for the 2023 June M. Hinckley Music Education Scholarship. The Association will award $1000.00 scholarships to selected 2022-2023 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.

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The Center for Fine Arts Education, a wholly-owned subsidiary of FMEA providing association management services to FMEA, FSMA, and FAEA, is hiring for an Administrative Assistant position. Please click below for details.

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Members of FMEA or NAfME are invited to submit Session Proposals and Ensemble Performance Applications for the 2024 FMEA Professional Development Conference, January 10-13, 2024.

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We are heartbroken at the devastation to our communities that were affected by Hurricane Ian. Please click below for options to help our music programs recover or to request assistance for your program. Please also share this website with others who may need help, or who may be able to help. Hal Leonard has recently offered to help affected music programs with the replacement of sheet music. See the links below for more information. »

Hal Leonard Sheet Music Offer »

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Registration is now open for Exhibitors to join us for the trade show as part of the FMEA 2024 Conference, January 10-13, 2024. Click below for more information.

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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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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.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access Statement »

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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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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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FMEA, The Florida DOE, The Florida Center for Interactive Media (FCIM) and the Division of Cultural Affairs collaborated to develop an ESE course for fine arts 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.

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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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Our offices are located within the June Hinckley Center for Fine Arts Education building:

402 Office Plaza Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
oll-Free 800-301-FMEA (3632) 
ax 850-942-1793

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern

Our office is closed for most holidays that are observed by Florida's school districts. See our staff page for email contact information. 


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FMEA is an umbrella organization concerned with activities that affect all aspects of music education. Activities that deal specifically with a particular area are handled by our component organizations:




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