NOTICE REGARDING WEATHER AND DAY 2 OF MMEA ALL-STATE CONFERENCE
A Nor’easter rain event is forecast for Friday, March 2. However, we expect that we will be able to proceed with sessions and other events as planned and day 2 of the All-State Conference will take place as scheduled. If you are commuting, please allow for some extra travel time. As we plan to follow the full conference schedule, we are not able to offer any refunds for conference registrants.
Follow this link to find the complete conference schedule and session locations, room maps, speaker and exhibitor profiles, and rehearsal schedules and locations (in Infobooth). Infobooth also contains a link to an online version of the At-a-Glance grid view of the conference sessions.
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.
Embracing the New Music Educator (ETNME) is having our winter meeting on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015, 6:00pm in Burlington, MA. A light dinner fare will be provided at 6:00pm and the meeting will immediately follow.
Our focus speaker is Heather Kirby, who is an Elementary Music Specialist in the Dedham Public Schools and a certified Gordon Music Learning Theory Specialist.
Our focus topic: "Are we, both our students and ourselves, really creating and making music?"
Membership is free of charge to ALL music educators, if you are new to the
Registration for the 2015 Conference at the Seaport Hotel/ World Trade Center is open. Please visit the All-State Conference > Register to Attend page, and click on the registration link to register for the Conference.
Early Registration rates are in effect now through February 25, 2015.
The SHS Donation Form and Application for Future Symphony Hall Scholars Grants have been posted here. Important Dates:
July 1 -- Deadline for submitting grant proposals to your District Chair & SHS Chair.
September 1 -- Grant awards announced.
February 15th -- Grant recipients report out on actions and results of their grants thus far.
March 2015 -- Grant recipient schools/districts/teachers included with SHS Donor lists in All-State materials and recognized at All-State Conference/Concert.
The 2014 MMEA All-State Jazz Band was again invited to perform at the Newport Jazz Festival on Sunday, August 3, 2014. The band was directed by Shelly Berg, who also directed the band at the 2014 MMEA All-State Concert in March. Mr. Berg’s appearance with the band was made possible through the sponsorship of Frank Davis with World Cultural Tours. The band sounded fantastic and was very well-received by the Newport crowd.
NJF sponsor Natixis Global Asset Management awarded a $5000 scholarship
Attention students preparing auditions for National Band, Orchestra and Chorus Ensembles.
Posted here is the Massachusetts All State Auditions List for years 2013-2015 to assist students in selecting audition material for the upcoming National Ensembles as required for the National auditions.
Recommendations are being accepted for the 2015 All-Eastern Honors Band, Mixed Chorus, Treble Voice Chorus, Orchestra, and Jazz Ensemble. The 2015 Eastern Division Conference will be held April 9-12, 2015 in Providence, Rhode Island. Eligible students must: