Congratulations to Dr. Kathleen Sanz, the Executive Director of FMEA and FSMA. She was recently elected as the president-elect of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). She will serve two years as president-elect and then two years as president.
The FMEA Crossover Festival is a one-day festival on Saturday, May 21 that celebrates students as makers of musics from popular music genres. This includes, but is not limited to 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. Online nominations will open soon.
FEMEA, the Florida Elementary Music Educators Association is conducting a search for their Executive Director position. The Executive Director performs administrative and secretarial duties and serves as treasurer. Candidates must be members in good standing and have taught elementary music in the schools of Florida for at least five years. See the official announcement for detailed duties and qualifications. Application packets due February 15th, contact Ernesta Chicklowski for the application.
FMEA will host its first ever collegiate Advocacy Day at Florida's state capitol building on February 23, 2016. Join us for an informational session in the morning, providing the tools you need to meet with district representatives.
The 2016 FMEA Steel Band Festival provides students and directors a positive performance outlet and educational opportunity, advancing the experience of steel band student throughout the state. It will be held February 26-27, 2016 at the University of Florida
The 2016 FMEA Guitar Ensemble Festival application is now available…please download it and add Saturday February 27th, 2015 to your calendar of events for this school year. Contact Ed Prasse at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
A link to our reservation system is now available for the 2017 conference.
The Institute is an inspiring multi-day training (3-4 days depending on the topics covered) involving a relatively small number of successful, well-respected music educators. The participants address relevant questions such as How do we transform music education and change our perceptions to enable us to reach a all students? In addition to engaging sessions, there is time built in for specific directed discussion and reflection.
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.