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Conference Hotel Availability

As of 11/16/2017, rooms are available at the following conference hotels:
Doubletree Westshore
Embassy Westshore
Holiday Inn Westshore
Hilton DT has 3 rooms over all nights
Marriott Waterside has 1 room over all nights
Residence Inn has 10 rooms over all nights
Sheraton Riverwalk has 12 rooms over all nights and 25 rooms available Thur. & Fri.

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Pre-Conference: Artistic Innovations in Teaching

The 2018 FMEA Pre-Conference promises to inspire and offer practical new ideas for all music educators. The focus is on artistic innovations in teaching. Some of the very best music educators from across our state, such as Cliff Madsen, David Williams, Judy Bowers and more, will be presenting their ideas for everyone, in all areas of music to consider.

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Digital Music Showcase

Deadline Extended until November 6 to help compensate for lost time due to Hurricane Irma. 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.

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Guitar All-State Results

The results are now available from the auditions for the 2018 FMEA All-State Guitar Ensemble.

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Hurricane Recovery Help

We are compiling a list Florida music programs who need assistance recovering from Hurricane Irma. 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, please submit a help request below. »


Registration is now open, and hotels are now accepting reservations for the 2018 FMEA Professional Development Conference and All-State Concerts, January 10-13 at the Tampa Convention Center.

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Call for Awards Nominations

he 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. Although the deadline has passed for most awards, nominations are still open for the Enrollment Awards and 25-year and 50-year Music Education Service Awards

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All-State Audition Dates

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.

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Job Bank

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.

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Exhibitors - Reserve for the 2018 Conference

Reserve now to Exhibit at the 2018 FMEA Professional Development Conference, January 10-13, 2018.

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Research Perspectives in Music Education

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.

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ESE Course for Music Educators

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).

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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.

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