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.
We are sad to report the passing of Charles R. Hoffer, former head of Music Education at the University of Florida. He was MENC President 1988-1990, a 1997 FMEA Hall of Fame Laureate, a 2006 NAfME Hall of Fame Recipient, and the author of over thirty books and countless articles for several music education magazines including the Florida Music Director. The Prayer Service and Viewing will be 7PM Monday, May 8th at Holy Faith Catholic Church, 747 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32607. The Funeral Mass will be at 9:30AM on Tuesday, May 9th at Holy Faith.
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for the Research Poster Session at the 2018 FMEA Professional Development conference, in which you may share new, unpublished research in music education.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.
FMEA will be choosing two exceptional collegiate music students to be awarded a scholarship to attend the 2017 NAfME Collegiate Advocacy Summit on Capitol Hill. The event will take place June 27-July 1, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Please include three letters of recommendation along with your essay and application to be considered.
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 FMEA Crossover Festival is a one-day festival on Saturday, April 29, 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: March 17.
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.
FMEA is soliciting scholarship applications for the 2017 June M. Hinckley Music Education Scholarship. The Association will award $1000.00 scholarships to selected 2016-2017 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. Please encourage your students to apply.
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.
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.
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.
Summer 2017 Professional Development Opportunities