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The Give A Note Foundation Music Education Innovator Award is granted to school music programs utilizing innovative and sustainable strategies in non-traditional or traditional K-12 music classes that attract students not typically enrolled in music education courses. CMA Foundation grants will be awarded.
CD and DVD recordings of the 2019 All-State Concerts are available to order online from Mark Custom Recordings.
If you were not able to purchase an All-State shirt, hoodie, plaque, or pin at the conference, they are now available on the PepWear on-line store.
It's not too late to attend the 2019 FMEA Professional Development Conference and All-State Concerts, January 9-12 at the Tampa Convention Center. Pre-registration is closed, but you can still enter your registration information online, including any students or chaperones, and print an invoice to make your on-site registration quick and easy.
Online Voting for the next FMEA President-Elect is open now until Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 12:00 noon. Information about the candidates is in the October Florida Music Director Magazine and on the voting page itself. Members without internet access must request a paper ballot in writing to the FMEA office no later than Friday, December 21, 2018.
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.
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.
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
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!
The results are now available from the auditions for the 2019 FMEA All-State Guitar Ensemble.
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 FMEA.org/Help.
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.
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, 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).
Reserve now to Exhibit at the 2019 FMEA Professional Development Conference, January 9-12, 2019
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.