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The Winter Meeting of Embracing the New Music Educator will be on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 6:30-8:00pm. It will be in the auditorium of the Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA. RSVP by email to cward@k12.somerville.ma.us.

Embracing the New Music Educator Program is a free mentoring program offering onsite classroom observations, onsite rehearsal clinics, mentoring via phone, email and video review. Embracing the New Music Educator focuses on connectivity: among those who are new to the world of music education;

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Attending?

Please visit https://confreg.massmea.org to register for the MMEA 2020 All-State Conference.

Exhibiting?

Exhibit Registration is open at http://massmea.org/newsevents/all-state-conference/exhibitors.

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Auditions for the All-State Treble Chorus are now open. Details regarding the audition process, rehearsals and performances can be found at the MMEA website in the 2020 Treble Chorus Handbook found here: http://www.massmea.org/newsevents/all-state-festival-concert/treble-chorus.

Please note that the pre-concert rehearsal will be Saturday February 8th at Wayland High School (snow date is February 9th).

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MMEA has published its Strategic Plan for 2019-2023. Please see the Strategic Plan menu link under Initiatives in the main menu, or use this link: http://massmea.org/strategic-plan.

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The summer digital issue is here! In this issue, we are pleased to offer innovative thinking across a wide range of teaching areas. Ten years ago, the essential question behind every article in this journal seemed to be, “How can we teach music better?” Today music educators in Massachusetts are asking new essential questions. In this issue, we are asking, “How can we do music not just better, but differently?” Click this link to download the summer issue, Volume 64, No. 4.

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The Application Deadline is May 3, 2019, 11:59 PM EDT for the 2019 All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE).
Learn more: nafme.org/ANHE

All-National Honor Ensembles -- Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center -- Orlando, Florida
November 7-10, 2019

The All-National Honor Ensembles represent the top performing high school musicians in each state across the country.

Students may audition for the following ensembles:

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Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 8:00am

MMEA 2020 Conference
March 5-7, 2020

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MMEA's 2020 Conference will be held March 5-7, 2020.

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Attending the 2019 Conference? Get the App! Here's a brief guide on how to get and use the app:
Guide to the Conference App.

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Titles of 2019 Conference Sessions have been posted here.

Session Descriptions are at http://massmea.org/session-descriptions.

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As part of our ongoing work in developing our next strategic plan, the MMEA Board developed a survey to gather input from all of our members and those music educators who are not members. Would you take a few minutes and complete the survey found here https://goo.gl/forms/tiMnt382R7aqOKp62?

The survey will be open through the end of the day December 3rd (this is a one week extension to the original date).

If you know of any music educators who are not members of MMEA, would you take a moment to forward this link to them?

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Application Instructions & Information for the 2019 NAfME All-Eastern Honors Ensembles, April 4-7, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are located here. The Window of Opportunity to Submit is Monday, August 20 – Friday, September 21.

Once the submission process opens on August 20, this link will take you to the portal where applications may be submitted.

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The Digital-Only Summer Issue of MA Music Educators Journal Is Here! MMJ 2017 Summer Issue.

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Massachusetts is rich with arts integration, supporting organizations, and opportunities for our students. As MMEA members, our direct and personal impact on the lives of music students creates a powerful collective advocacy voice in our state.

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The 2017 Conference Event App from EventMobi is available to access.

For more information, please see 2017-conference-event-app.

Event App

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On January 7, 2015, Gov. Duval Patrick signed into law "An Act Relative to the Sterilization of Musical Instruments in Schools." The text of the law is available here: https://malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws/Acts/2014/Chapter477.

In an interview on NEPR, Catherine Conner-Moen, President of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA), responds to passage of the law.

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Massachusetts Music Educators Association

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Michael LaCava
Interim Executive Director
PO Box 3886
South Attleboro, MA 02703-3886