The FMEA Guitar Festival is Back with multiple sites throughout the state. The festival is a day full of guitar activity, including ensemble performances from elementary, middle, and high school programs. Ensembles of all experience levels perform for instant feedback in areas of technique, tone, musicality, and musical interpretation.
The purpose of the Steel Band Festival is to provide steel band students and directors a positive performance outlet and motivating goal, to share ensemble literature among teachers, to create an event that allows teachers to become more knowledgeable in their craft through clinician contact time, all to ultimately advance the experience of steel band students throughout the State of Florida. It will be held on March 30, 2024, at Matanzas High School. See below for more information and the entry application.
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 in May, and the application deadline is March 22.
Spend an hour with David Ramos, author of the popular Florida Music Director article and guest presenter at the FMEA Pre-Planning Urban and Rural Title I Schools Cohort Conference. David will discuss his experiences working in a rural setting and provide strategies for success that can work for ALL music educators regardless of where you are. Tuesday, February 27, 6:00 p.m. Eastern
We are looking for dynamic music educators who have the drive and capacity to lead to be part of the Emerging Leaders program. Applications are now open. Deadline: March 1
FMEA is soliciting scholarship applications for the 2024 June M. Hinckley Music Education Scholarship. The Association will award $1000.00 scholarships to selected 2023-2024 graduating high school students who participated in a Florida All-State ensemble and intend to major in music education at a Florida college or university. Please encourage your students to apply.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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