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Call for Session Proposals and Performing Ensembles

We are seeking proposals for clinic sessions and performing ensembles for the 2022 FMEA Professional Development Conference, Unity in Music Education: Building Communities One Note at a Time January 12-15, 2022 at the Tampa Convention Center.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Music Classroom

The Professional Development Committee is hosting a 4-part mini-series designed to lay the foundation for more inclusive music classrooms in Florida schools. The next session will be Facilitator Role & Artistic Community: Building an Anti-Racist Pedagogy presented by Alysa Lee Monday, May17, at 7:00 p.m.

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Virtual Elementary All-Star Enemble

Congratulations to the members of FEMEA and their students for their outstanding work and preparation for the 2021 FEMEA Virtual All-Star Honor Ensemble. Watch the performance below!

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All-State Virtual Guitar Ensemble

Congratulations to the students and directors on their outstanding work and preparation for the 2021 All-State Virtual Guitar Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Olga Amelkina-Vera and coordinated by Ed Prasse. Watch the performance below!

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Call for Awards Nominations

The 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 for most nominations is September 11, 2021, except for the Enrollment Award and Service Awards.

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We're Hiring

The Center for Fine Arts Education, a wholly-owned subsidiary of FMEA, is hiring a Business Manager. Please click below for details.

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Student Webinar Series

Do you have students that are considering majoring in music as a college student, or who want to keep performing in college regardless of their major? The FMEA Student Development Committee hosted a series of virtual sessions for high school students considering pursuing music in college! Recordings are Now Available of all the sessions. We hope you will encourage your students to take advantage of this great resource.

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Emerging Leaders Nominations

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 30

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Virtual MPA Information

See the FSMA website for information about entering, managing, and adjudicating Virtual Music Performance Assessments this year.

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Black Lives Matter

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.

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2021 FMEA Conference

We hope you enjoyed the 2021 FMEA Virtual Conference. Session Recordings Are Now Available! To watch a session, click on it from the conference schedule and click the "Join Webcast" button. The on-demand sessions and recordings of live webinars will be available through June 1.

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Copyright Guidance for Distance Learning

NAfME and NFHS are releasing joint Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act copyright analysis aimed at helping music educators teaching in virtual environments. Teachers engaging in distance learning this fall must understand the copyright laws in this environment. The TEACH Act provides certain protections for music education while distance learning. NAfME, in collaboration with NFHS, has created this new resource to help teachers better understand the copyright implications of using music in a distance learning environment, providing analysis on the TEACH Act as well as addressing some frequently asked questions in this space.

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Arts Education Is Essential

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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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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Advocacy

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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