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Get ready for the conference by downloading the latest version of the FMEA Mobile App for iPhone and Android. Browse, search, and bookmark sessions in the conference schedule, access rehearsal schedules and maps, browse and search the exhibitors, read the latest Florida Music Director magazine, and more.

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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 8.

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#GivingTuesday is December 3! Join FMEA as we raise funds for a stronger tomorrow for music education in Florida. FMEA strives to recognize the support of its donors based on their giving level in each Florida Music Director magazine and in the Conference Program.

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Conference Hotel Availability

As of 11/20/19, The following hotels have rooms available: Doubletree, Embassy Westshore, Hampton Channelside, Hilton Downtown (kings only), Holiday Inn, Home2Suite, Marriott Courtyard, Residence Inn, Sheraton Riverwalk, Sheraton 4 Points and Marriott Water Street

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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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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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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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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.

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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