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Registration for MMEA's 2019 Conference is open, at https://confreg.massmea.org. We accept payment by purchase order and credit card. Please note that the early-registration discount ends 2/1/19; after that, the full registration rate applies. The conference runs from Thursday 2/28/19 through Saturday 3/2/19.
Conference accommodations at the MMEA rate are available at the Seaport and Renaissance hotels. The reservation links are posted on our Travel & Hotel page under the All-State Conference main menu item above.

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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 Summer Issue of the Mass Music Journal is available here for online viewing and download!

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Last call for donations.

If you or others want your name to appear on the list in September or on next year's All-State Poster/Program as an official 2017-18 Symphony Hall Scholars Sponsor, get those payments in now. PayPal is fast and easy. Here's the link: PayPal button, and PLEASE remind all those other music teacher and music industry friends of yours!

Grant Application

Please consider applying for a Future Symphony Hall Scholars Grant to get some funds to help students in your schools take advantage of lessons and other experiences

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The Call for Session Proposals for the MMEA 2019 Conference is open through September 15.
Please visit http://massmea.org/survey to submit a session proposal.

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Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 6:00pm

Strategies for Teaching Music Effectively to Students with Special Needs in Inclusion Settings
Rhoda Bernard, Ed. D., Managing Director, Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs

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All-National Honor Ensembles
November 25-28, 2018

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Orlando, Florida

The application/audition process for the 2018 All-National Honor Ensembles, sponsored by The National Association for Music Education, is currently open through May 4, 2018 at 9:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. All students who were accepted AND participated in the Massachusetts Music Educators Association All-State Festival March 1-3, 2018 and who meet the audition requirements outlined below, are eligible to apply.

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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.

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The EventMobi 2018 conference app is available for access at https://eventmobi.com/massmea2018.

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.

Give EventMobi a look, and email Rick Lueth if

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Thursday, February 28, 2019 (All day)

The 2019 All State Conference will be held February 28 - March 2, 2019, at the Seaport Hotel/World Trade Center in Boston.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 6:00pm

High School, Middle School, Elementary School
CREATE, PERFORM, RESPOND: HANDS-ON COMPOSITION
Dr. Ruth Debrot, Sharon Middle School
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The Digital-Only Summer Issue of MA Music Educators Journal Is Here! MMJ 2017 Summer Issue.

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MMEA Collegiate Members Advocate for Music Education

On Friday, March 17, 2017, I had the honor of leading twenty members of the MMEA Collegiate Chapter in the first annual MMEA Advocacy Day at the State House. Organized

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Please visit 2017 Election Results to view the slate of officers effective July 1, 2017.

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Exhibit Registration for the 2018 Conference is open through February 2, 2018, at http://massmea.org/survey.

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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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MMEA All-State Jazz Band to perform at Newport Jazz Festival, Sunday, 8/6/2017.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018 (All day)

The 2018 All State Conference will be held March 1-3, 2018, at the Seaport Hotel / World Trade Center in Boston.

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Applications for MMEA Council positions are being accepted. Please visit
/resources/councils for information.

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As you may know, the draft MA Accountability and Assistance plan includes an arts education indicator, which is a major step forward in supporting the arts in MA public schools.

There are two easy steps you can take to make a difference for arts education in Massachusetts schools. Your help now can bring it over the goal line!

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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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The proposed bylaw amendments for 2017 are documented at Proposed Bylaw Amendments.

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The 2017 All-National Honor Ensembles will take place at Walt Disney World November 26-29, 2017.

For Directors:
All National Honor Ensembles - For Directors

For Students:
All National Honor Ensembles - For Students

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Be Sure to Follow Us on Twitter! @MAMusicEd

...or just click the Twitter link on the top of any page!

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Flex tickets (meaning you can choose the day you go) for the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival at Ft. Adams are now on sale. In 2016, flex ticket sales were stopped early, and Saturday was sold out.

Here is the link for ticket sales: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/newport-jazz-festival-2017-tickets-28583755783?aff=flexwebsite

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Massachusetts Music Educators Association

Music Program Leaders Fall Symposium

Friday, December 2, 2016

8:00-12:30 at Westwood High School

LGBTQ Students and Music Education

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Please note: The deadline for reserving your hotel room is Wednesday, February 8, 2017!
Try the second link if you have trouble with the first one.
Reservation Link 1 -- OR -- Reservation Link 2

More Info

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Registration to exhibit at the 2017 MA MEA Conference is open here: Exhibitor Registration.

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The Summer 2016 issue of the MA Music Educators Journal has been posted, here.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017 (All day)

The 2017 MMEA All State Conference will be held Thursday-Saturday, March 9-11, 2017, at the Sheraton Boston Hotel.

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Scan the code to download the guide, or use this link: https://guidebook.com/g/32245/.

A few pointers on using the guide:

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Rollo Dilworth to conduct 2016 Treble Chorus.

The first rehearsal will be held on Feb. 27, 2016 at Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett Street, Northborough, MA 01532. More information here.

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The Summer 2015 edition of Mass Music News is available here.

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The MA MEA 2016 Conference Call for Sessions is closed.

Notifications to all who submitted proposals will be emailed no later than October 19, 2015.

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The 2016 MA MEA All-State Conference and Festival will be held March 10-12, 2016.

As in past years, the 2016 Conference will be held at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, located on Boston's waterfront.

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All 2015 Conference handouts which have been submitted for posting are available at 2015-conference-handouts.

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Please visit http://massmea.org/about/bylaws to view the current MMEA bylaws, and the changes which were approved by the MMEA Executive Board on January 5, 2015.

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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

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Please note: The deadline for reserving your hotel room for the 2015 Conference is February 16, 2015!

Please see http://massmea.org/newsevents/all-state-conference/travel-hotel for links!

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Can't find the T-Shirt order form?

Look on the Festival Registration page, here:
http://massmea.org/newsevents/all-state-festival-concert/festival-registration.

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The All State Audition Results have been posted.

Cutoff scores are posted at Festival & Concert > Auditions.

Log in to http://massmea.org/festival-reg to view status and register accepted students for the Festival.

Festival Registration is open now through Feb. 7 at midnight.

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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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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.

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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.

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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

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The Summer 2014 Issue of Mass Music News (Vol. 62-4) has been posted online. This issue runs to 58 pages, and the PDF file is 38 MB. Click this link to download/read the issue.

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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.

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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:

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The 2015 All State Conference will be held March 19-21, 2015, at the Seaport Hotel/ World Trade Center. Be sure to mark your calendar now!

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