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"Music For All" requires Advocacy BY ALL! The Primary Election is August 23 and the General Election is November 8. See the document below for more information, and make sure you are registered to vote!

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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.

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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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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.

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Join us for our next professional development webinar, Powerful Music-Making Accessibility with iPad with Adam Goldberg, whose iPad ensembles and Technology Bands have been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and have performed at Carnegie Hall. Witness how powerful music-making iPad apps such as GarageBand, ThumbJam, Figure, plus many others can provide comprehensive accessibility for all learners. Monday, April 25, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

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Monday April 11 was the Premiere Party of the 2022 FMEA All-State Virtual Guitar Orchestra performance video. This call was a "reunion" of sorts of the 2022 FMEA Guitar All-State students, their teachers and the conductor/clinician. Teachers and the conductor, Olga Amelkina-Vera, shared a few highlight moments/memories of the All-State process followed by a few comments from the creators of the video about their technical process and THEN......we all watched the FMEA Virtual Guitar Orchestra video!

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Members of FMEA or NAfME are invited to submit Session Proposals and Ensemble Performance Applications for the 2023 FMEA Professional Development Conference, January 11-14, 2023.

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FMEA is soliciting scholarship applications for the 2022 June M. Hinckley Music Education Scholarship. The Association will award $1000.00 scholarships to selected 2021-2022 graduating high school students who participated in a Florida All-State ensemble and who intend to major in music education at a Florida college or university. Please encourage your students to apply.

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The FMEA Summer Institute is an inspiring multi-day training involving a relatively small number of successful, well-respected music educators. We are seeking applicants who are successful music educators and leaders in their field, district, and community. The deadline to apply or nominate is April 7.

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2022 FMEA Professional Development Conference! A survey will be sent to all members soon. Thank you to Bernie Hendricks for compiling the video reflection messages linked below, featuring attendees from the conference and background music from the Digital Music Showcase and Popular Music Collective!

Video: Conference Reflections »

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The third round of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funding (ESSER III) totals 126 billion dollars for K-12 education. These funds can be used to help your music program rebuild and recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We need to be assertive about asking school boards and superintendents to include the arts in this funding! Watch the Webinar on our Webinar Archive Page

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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.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access Statement »

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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

National Unified Statement »

Florida Unified Statement »

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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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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.

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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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