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Guitar Festival

The FMEA Guitar/Ukulele Ensemble Festival is a day full of guitar activity including ensemble performances from elementary, middle and high school programs. Ensembles of all levels of experience perform for instant feedback in areas of technique, tone, musicality and musical interpretation.

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Steel Band Festival

The 2019 FMEA Steel Band Festival provides students and directors a positive performance outlet and educational opportunity, advancing the experience of steel band student throughout the state. It will be held April 5 & 6 in Orlando

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Student Conference Experience

Nomination deadline is this Monday, November 12, to nominate students to participate in the Student Conference Experience at the 2019 FMEA Professional Development Conference. Click to read more about this great program and nominate your students today!

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Student Leadership Workshop

The keynote speaker and clinician for the 2019 Student Leadership Workshop will be Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser. His workshop will encourage active participation. Students will learn about the fundamentals of self-discipline, effective communication principles, setting high standards for excellence, dealing with insecurities and the value of risk. Register your students as part of your conference registration.

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Guitar All-State Results

The results are now available from the auditions for the 2019 FMEA All-State Guitar Ensemble.

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Hurricane Recovery Help

We are compiling a list of Florida music programs who need assistance recovering from Hurricane Michael. This will be shared with our partners and friends of music education throughout the country. If you were in any of the affected areas and would like to request support in the form of equipment, materials, or even just moral support, or if you are able to help, please visit »

Digital Music Showcase

The FMEA Digital Music Showcase is designed to encourage musical creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration by students in K-12 schools. Teachers are welcome to submit their students' original digital compositions for the opportunity to have them presented at the FMEA Conference.

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Registration opens and hotels start accepting reservations on Saturday, September 22 for the 2019 FMEA Professional Development Conference and All-State Concerts, January 9-12 at the Tampa Convention Center.

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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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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 2019 Conference

Reserve now to Exhibit at the 2019 FMEA Professional Development Conference, January 9-12, 2019

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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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