The FMEA Multicultural Network presents the 4th annual Summer Conference Thursday, June 16th, 2016! This one day professional development workshop is set up to offer information, insight and inspiration to Florida’s music educators as you enter the summer planning months. Topics will include everything from Chorus, Band, and Orchestra to World Drumming and fundamentals of the Elementary Classroom.
You are invited to submit proposals for the Research Poster Session at the 2017 FMEA Professional Development conference, in which you may share new, unpublished research in music education. Out-of-state submissions are welcomed.
Audition requirements for the FMEA Guitar Ensemble are now posted on the Guitar page. Elementary Chorus, Orff, Band, Orchestra and Chorus audition material will be posted on the appropriate component organization websites.
We are looking for dynamic music educators that have the drive and capacity to LEAD! Please think about people who are showing signs of leadership at your school, or in your district or community. We want them to be part of the Emerging Leaders program to recognize and support future leaders in music education.
Teaching Guitar Workshops will host a seminar in Winter Haven, Florida this summer from July 18-22. Registration is now open. Learn to teach guitar, reach more students, and improve your skills. Visit www.guitaredunet.org to register.
Join us in Tampa June 13-17, 2016 for a World Music Drumming workshop. Graduate Semester Credits available. FMEA members get $100 off registration fee.
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.
Applications are now open for the NAfME All-National Honors Ensembles. These ensembles represent the top performing high school musicians in the United States. So much more than a musical ensemble; it is a comprehensive, musical and educational experience. The ensembles will meet at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas under the baton of leaders in the field of music education.
FMEA will be choosing two exceptional collegiate music students to be awarded a scholarship to attend the 2016 NAfME Collegiate Advocacy Summit on Capitol Hill. The event will take place June 22-24, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Please include three letters of recommendation along with your essay and application to be considered.
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. Nominate yourself or someone else deserving of one of these awards.
The 2017 FMEA Professional Development Conference will be January 11-14, 2017. Members of FMEA or NAfME are invited to submit Session Proposals or Ensemble Performance Applications before April 30, 2016. Commercial Product Showcase Sessions may be submitted before August 1, 2016.
The FMEA Crossover Festival is a one-day festival on Saturday, May 21 that celebrates student performers of popular music genres such as rock, alternative, blues, pop, R&B, hip hop, funk, folk, indie rock, electronic dance music, country, rap, punk, soul, metal, Southern rock, Latin, new age, reggae, etc... The online application is now available. Deadline: April 18.
A link to our reservation system is now available for the 2017 conference.
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).
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.