As of November 20, the Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk and the Hilton Tampa Downtown have available rooms in the FMEA Conference Block.
Registration is now open, and Hotels are now accepting reservations for the 2024 FMEA Professional Development Conference, January 10-13, 2024.
This year's pre-conference is Empowering Music Educators in Title I and Rural Schools and will feature four outstanding sessions from nationally recognized presenters who are experts on this topic. Read more about the Pre-Conference below, and be sure to add it to your Conference Registration.
Congratulations to all the students selected for the 2023-2024 FMEA All-State and Honors Ensembles. We look forward to your performances in January. See the FMEA Conference page, as well as the FBA, FEMEA, FOA, and FVA websites for information and policies regarding the rehearsals and performances.
The FMEA Crossover Festivals are designed to encourage musical creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration by students in K-12 schools. Teachers are welcome to bring their student bands to a festival experience that will celebrate their students’ achievements in the area of cover song and original song performance. The festivals will be held in multiple locations around Florida May 11 & 18, and the application deadline is February 1.
FMEA seeks to spotlight the outstanding work and accomplishments of Music Educators in the earlier stages of their teaching careers that are making an “immediate impact” in their schools, communities, and students.
FMEA has two options for high school students who are not performing in an all-state ensemble to experience the FMEA Conference: The Student Conference Experience and the Tri-M Student Experience. Read below to become familiar with the differences between the two options and their nomination and registration procedures. Nomination Deadline is October 31 for the Student Experience and December 11 for Tri-M.
Audition requirements for the FMEA Guitar Ensemble are now posted on the Guitar page. Band, Chorus, Orchestra, and Elementary Chorus & Orff audition material are posted on those component associations' websites. Guitar Update: Please see the guitar page below for an update on one of the etudes.
Registration is now open for Exhibitors to join us for the trade show as part of the FMEA 2024 Conference, January 10-13, 2024. Click below for more information.
If you are planning on participating in interscholastic music events such as Concert, Marching, and Solo & Ensemble Music Performance Assessments (MPA), make sure your school's FSMA membership is renewed. The early payment discount deadline is September 15. Purchase orders should be submitted early enough so that the actual check arrives by September 15.
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 23
We are heartbroken at the devastation to our communities that were affected by Hurricane Ian. Please click below for options to help our music programs recover or to request assistance for your program. Please also share this website with others who may need help, or who may be able to help. Hal Leonard has recently offered to help affected music programs with the replacement of sheet music. See the links below for more information.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
Thank You For The Support!
FMEA is saying “THANK YOU” to all of the donors who showed their support through financial donations over the past year. By deciding that it is important to support music education through actions, not just words, these individuals have helped elevate the level of music education in Florida. Please join FMEA and the Board of Directors in thanking the individual donors below:
The FMEA Corporate and Academic partners help strengthen music education in Florida through their tireless work to support teachers. FMEA expresses its greatest thanks to each of our Partners, Corporate and Academic, for their partnership over the past year. We hope that FMEA members from across the state support our partners as they support FMEA and Florida music educators.
Our offices are located within the June Hinckley Center for Fine Arts Education building:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern
Our office is closed for most holidays observed by Florida's school districts and on Fridays during June and July.
FMEA is an umbrella organization concerned with activities that affect all aspects of music education. Our component organizations handle activities that deal specifically with a particular area:
- Florida Bandmasters Association
- Florida College Music Educators Association
- Florida Elementary Music Educators Association
- Florida Music Supervision Association
- Florida NAfME Collegiate
- Florida Orchestra Association
- Florida Vocal Association
1-800-301-FMEA(3632) • Fax: (850) 942-1793