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.
As of 10/15/2018, the following hotels have rooms available over all conference dates:
Holiday Inn Westshore
Sharaton Four Points
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.
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.
The General Election is Tuesday November 6. Click below to register to vote or to check your registration status. Registration deadline for the General Election is October 9. Make your voice heard!
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.
Marching Band Directors and Staff should be reminded that marching band rehearsals can be just as rigorous as athletic practice and deserve equal care. We recommend scheduling outdoor rehearsals during the early morning and evening to avoid the hottest part of the day, allow students to carry personal water bottles, and provide regular breaks to replenish water and cool off in the shade. See the articles below from BandDirector.com and the National Federation of State High School Associations
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
The latest issue of Research Perspectives in Music Education (RPME) Volumne 18, Number 1, is now available online for FMEA members. RPME is FMEA's research journal, publishing music education research using qualitative, quantitative philosophical, historical, or theoretical methodologies and reviews of literature with critical synthesis.
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.