The FMEA Summer Institute is an inspiring multi-day training involving a relatively small number of successful, well-respected music educators. We are seeking applicants who are successful music educators and leaders in their field, district, and community. The deadline to apply or nominate is March 15.
There are many opportunities for K-12 students to get involved in music this summer. Here is a list of Summer Music Camps hosted by FMEA's Gold and Silver Academic Partners.
We seeking proposals for clinic sessions and performing ensembles for the 2019 FMEA Professional Development Conference, January 9-12, 2019.
Click below for dates and deadlines for upcoming FMEA and NAfME programs such as the Crossover, Guitar, and Steel Band festivals, as well as FSMA sanctioned Music Performance Assessments.
The 2018 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 April 6 & 7 in Orlando
FMEA is soliciting scholarship applications for the 2018 June M. Hinckley Music Education Scholarship. The Association will award $1000.00 scholarships to selected 2017-2018 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 FMEA Crossover Festival is a one-day festival 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 26.
The FMEA Guitar Ensemble Festival is a day full of guitar activity including ensemble performances from elementary, middle and high school programs. Ensembles of all levels of experience perform for NO RATINGS and receive instant feedback in areas of technique, tone, musicality and musical interpretation.
Applications are now open for the NAfME All-National Honors Ensembles. These ensembles represent the top performing high school musicians in the United States. So much more than a musical ensemble; it is a comprehensive, musical and educational experience. The ensembles will meet at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas under the baton of leaders in the field of music education.
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.
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.