Join us for a two-fold presentation on Culturally Sensitive Programming and Social-Emotional well-being with Dr. Peter Steenblick. Exposing our music programs to a wide array of diverse literature is an integral part of a complete music education. Come and learn how to approach literature that may be outside your comfort zone in a way that is authentic and acknowledges the diversity of students in an honorable way. Additionally, let's discuss teachers' social-emotional well-being amid a busy concert season.
Monday, February 6, 6:00 p.m.
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.
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
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.
See our conference website for the latest information and answers to your frequently asked questions. If you didn't pre-register, IT'S NOT TOO LATE! You can start the on-site registration process now to generate an invoice and bring your invoice and payment with you to the conference.
Online Voting for the next FMEA President-Elect is now open. FOA, FVA, and FEMEA members can also vote for their next Presidents-Elect and various other positions.
Update from the FMEA President
The FMEA Steel Band Festival will be held March 31-April 1, 2023. See below for more information and the entry application.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Our offices are located within the June Hinckley Center for Fine Arts Education building:
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.
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:
- Florida Bandmasters Association
- Florida College Music Educators Association
- Florida Elementary Music Educators Association
- Florida Music Supervision Association
- Florida NAfME Collegiate
- Florida Orchestra Association
- Florida Vocal Association
1-800-301-FMEA(3632) • Fax: (850) 942-1793