Do you have students that are considering majoring in music as a college student? The FMEA Student Development Committee is planning a series of virtual sessions for high school students considering pursuing music in college! We hope you will encourage your students to attend our next session: Choosing the Music School that is Right for You! Monday, January 25, at 6:30 p.m. EST. Click below to register today!
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.
The 2021 FMEA College Fair will be held virtually on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.. All high school students are invited to attend. Colleges will have information and online meeting rooms open for students and parents to meet the faculty and ask questions. Directors, please download the poster below to forward to your students. Colleges, it's not too late to register.
All-State Audition Results are now available. Directors may view the results for their students by logging into MPA Online. Click on the All-State Audition event, and scroll to the bottom of that page for the Audition Results link.
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.
Updated August 21, 2020 Recently the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) updated the Fall 2020 Guidance for Music Education, drawing on the preliminary results of the Aerosol Research Study for the performing arts, underway at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the University of Maryland, College Park.
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, 2020, except for the Enrollment Award and Service Awards.
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
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.
The NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) and the NFHS Music Committee offer guidance on how state associations can consider approaching the many components of returning to high school marching band activities across the United States.
Audition requirements for the FMEA Guitar Ensemble are now posted on the Guitar page. Band, Chorus, Orchestra, and Elementary Chorus & Orff audition material will be posted on the appropriate component organization websites as they become available.
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 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 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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