"Best Practices" for Full Remote, In-School/Remote Hybrid, and In-School Music Education is accessible at

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Following is the text of a letter sent to Governor Baker and others, with attached "Arts Education in the Time of a Pandemic" re-opening guidelines for Massachusetts PreK-12 Arts Programs:

Dear Governor Baker, Commissioner Riley, and Arts Education Advisory Council Members,

As leaders of the Massachusetts Arts Coalition, and the Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, we would like to thank you for your

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Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:45pm

MMEA 2021 Conference
March 4-6, 2021

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The 2020 Summer Issue of the Massachusetts Music Educators Journal ("REMOTE 2020: How We're Doing, What We're Doing, and Why") is available for download here.

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MMEA has a new address! Please update your records!!


PO Box 920004

Needham, MA 02492

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2020 All National

LESS THAN ONE MONTH LEFT TO APPLY! The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles represent the top performing high school musicians in each state across the country. This year’s program will take place November 5-8 at The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Students may audition for the following ensembles:

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NAfME has developed an Online Resource List and Professional Learning Community Webinars for online teaching to help teachers through their new teaching situations. They focused first on student well-being, moved to how to teach online (including copyright), teacher well-being and are now focusing on simple lesson plans and resources. By 4/10/20, there will be 10 webinars available.

All of the resources NAfME has opened up can be found under the Teacher tab at Under Free Professional Development Clock Hours, teachers can

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Embracing the New Music Educator - Spring Meeting
Monday, May 4, 2020
Somerville, MA (RSVP for address)

Music educators who are new to the profession, changing districts, or changing to a new position are invited to the spring meeting of Embracing the New Music Educator. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet other music educators, and there will be a panel discussion with experienced music educators. Our discussion will focus on preparing for the job search.

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1. Download EventMobi from the AppStore or Google Play
2. Open the app and enter eventcode massmea2020.
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View the app content at

Here's a brief guide to app features:
Guide to the 2020 Conference App.

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Massachusetts Music Educators Association

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Michael LaCava
Interim Executive Director
PO Box 920004
Needham, MA 02492