Deadline Extended to Monday, September 18 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.
Any changes to all-state audition dates will be reflected on the FSMA Calendar of Events as they are changed by your district chair. Parents, please direct any further questions to your director, and directors please direct any further questions to your district chair.
Due to the hurricane, the Florida School Music Association (FSMA) has extended their dues payment deadline until September 25, 2017. FEMEA is assessing a possible extension of the deadline for Elementary Chorus and Orff Ensemble All-State Auditions. FBA, FOA, and FVA district chairs will notify their directors if their local auditions are affected. The deadline for Research Poster Submissions has been extended to September 25. Stay tuned for further details and updates. Stay Safe!
If you have students auditioning for all-state, you must be a member of FMEA/NAfME and your component association by the dates below. These are firm deadlines, so if paying by mailing a check, it should be postmarked 7 days before the dates below.
FBA, FVA, and Guitar: September 1
FEMEA: September 15
FOA: September 2
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. The online application is now available to accept your nominations!
Audition requirements for the FMEA Guitar Ensemble are now posted on the Guitar page. Elementary Chorus, Orff, Band, Orchestra, and Chorus audition material is posted on the appropriate component organization websites.
You are invited to submit proposals for the Research Poster Session at the 2018 FMEA Professional Development conference, in which you may share new, unpublished research in music education. Out-of-state submissions are welcomed.
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 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.
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.