Friday, March 1 -- 3:00 PM
We are in the middle of an outstanding All-State Conference and High School Concert Festival in Boston and we look forward to another great afternoon, evening and day tomorrow!
Unfortunately, it seems that we may get some snow tomorrow morning so we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Treble Choir Rehearsal and Concert scheduled for tomorrow in Boston with the possibility of rescheduling it on a future date.[see more]
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?
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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: