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Taught by the NAfME Guitar Education Team, the Teaching Guitar Workshops train school music educators to start successful classroom guitar programs. Teachers who successfully complete the workshop can opt to receive graduate credits and/or a letter stating clock hours. Attendees will also receive numerous method books and guitar accessories to explore and keep. The workshop is coming to Tallahassee July 13-17.
You are invited to submit proposals for the Research Poster Session at the 2016 FMEA Professional Development conference, in which you may share new, unpublished research in music education. Out-of-state submissions are welcomed.
Music Educators Journal offers timely articles on teaching approaches and philosophies, current trends and issues in music education and the latest in products and services. Issued quarterly, the digital version is included in your membership at no additional charge. As of January 2016, MEJ will use online distribution as the preferred form of delivery, allowing a media-rich approach to content for a more interactive reader experience. After January 2016, printed versions will still be available for an additional charge of $20.00. Look for it under "Additional Items" when you renew your FMEA & NAfME membership.
FMEA will be choosing 2 exceptional collegiate music students to be awarded a scholarship to attend the 2015 NAfME Collegiate Advocacy Summit on Capitol Hill June 24-26, 2015.
FMEA is soliciting scholarship applications for the 2015 June M. Hinckley Music Education Scholarship. The Association will award $1000.00 scholarships to selected graduating high school students who participated in a Florida All-State ensemble and who intend to major in music education at a Florida college or university.
The Florida Music Educators' Association is seeking proposals for clinic sessions and performing ensembles for the 2016 FMEA Professional Development Conference, January 13-16, 2016.
We need you! FMEA has an ambitious goal of having every legislator visited by an arts advocate prior to the start of the legislative session on March 3. Let’s get started!
Please consider forwarding the information pertaining to these two competitions to your students. In addition to the monetary prizes, there will be outstanding feedback from world-class composers for every entry. This is a great opportunity for your students to have their compositions evaluated and, possibly, recognized by NAfME.
The 2015 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 28, 2014 at the University of Florida
FMEA presented an online webinar entitled "So, You Want to Build an Assessment" on Wednesday, December 10 at 5:30 p.m. EST.This 1-hour webinar was presented by Beth Cummings, FMEA President and head of the Performing Fine Arts Assessment Project. It provides an overview of how to use the FLDOE Item Bank Test Platform to build a valid end of course assessment. If you missed the webinar, please use the link below to view the recording.
The 2015 FMEA Guitar Ensemble Festival application is here…please download it and add Saturday February 28th, 2015 to your calendar of events for this school year. Contact Ed Prasse at email@example.com if you have any questions.
A link to our reservation system is now available for the 2016 conference.
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.