There are two types of articles published in the Florida Music Director (FMD): Featured Articles, and Component and Committee Chair Articles. The requirements for both types of articles are described below. Please keep in mind that article length is affected by the published format of each FMD issue (either printed or digital). All articles are subject to review by the FMD Editor, FMD Editorial Board, the FMEA President, and the Executive Director of the Florida Music Education Association.
The Florida Music Director publishes featured articles for music educators of all levels, Pre-K through college. Articles generally focus on concepts for the practitioner with practical ideas applicable to music teachers in all areas. Articles should clearly identify problems and offer solutions or considerations for addressing concerns or issues.
Component and Committee Chair articles are due on the 1st of each month. This will give the needed time to review submissions and check any editing with the authors. Please limit the length of all component articles to 500 words. If you have a topic that requires more length, please inquire about the feasibility and space available for an article, rather than using the component column.
A current picture of each president or chair will also need to be on file in the FMEA Office and will appear with each column, as well as on the Board of Directors page and website.
The FMD uses the New York Times Style Manual and all submissions will be edited to conform to that style.
Email all component and committee chair articles as Microsoft Word .docx or .rtf files to firstname.lastname@example.org.