All-State

The Spring 2021 issue of the Mass Music Educators Journal has been posted here: March 2021. Enjoy!

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A third set of preliminary results from the aerosol study has been released. Please read and share with your local PK12 administrators.

https://www.nfhs.org/articles/unprecedented-international-coalition-led-by-performing-arts-organizations-to-commission-covid-19-study/

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As we prepare for our All-State activities, we want to congratulate all who are selected to participate for 2021. Their dedication to music performance practices, and evaluation by the panel of judges, has provided each student an opportunity to participate in the activities scheduled for this year.

Some of our students were also selected to participate in the All-Eastern events scheduled for the same weekend. Please note that what appears on the All-Eastern documents during the 1:00-3:00pm time slot are the mock auditions which are NOT

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Call for Papers

The 2021 NAfME (Virtual) Eastern Division Conference, April 22-24
Submission Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EDT Friday, February 5
Proposals already submitted and indicated as “Research” in the original Eastern Division call will be carried forward for consideration as Posters. Researchers who wish their projects to be considered for Spoken Presentation should submit their proposals as indicated below.

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"Arts ARE Education"

is a new national campaign in support of arts education for all students in the wake of COVID-19. Please visit https://www.artsareeducation.org/about to learn about:

---What We're Facing

---What You Can Do Now

---Talking Points.

The Arts ARE Education website discusses what you can do in support of this initiative, including:

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MMEA Members: Earn 10 PDPs in content for re-certification through the following FREE 2021 Online Course:

Developing Standards-Based Instructional Units for the K-8 General Music Classroom:

The purpose of this course is to develop grade level/course units that will provide students with multiple opportunities to achieve success in meeting both State and National Standards. We will address the need for a comprehensive process and structure for designing and implementing standards-based curriculum,

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FREE MONTHLY VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS
The MMEA Conference Committee is offering free monthly virtual workshops in each specialty area. Save the date for the next set of workshops on:
March 23, April 27, and May 25.
Sign up to attend when you receive the eblast with the link.

MMEA Conference Monthly Virtual Workshops – FREE PD
By Noreen Diamond Burdett, 2021 Conference Coordinator

Virtual workshops instead of in-person?

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NAfME is accepting student applications for All Eastern Honors Ensembles December 1-18, 2020.
Link for the application.
2021 All Eastern Honors Ensemble Information here and the 2021 All Eastern Honors Selection Procedure here
ABOUT THE EVENT, ENSEMBLE CONDUCTORS, SCHEDULE --- see web link here
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Michael LaCava
Interim Executive Director
PO Box 920004
Needham, MA 02492