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 for links!

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Can't find the T-Shirt order form?

Look on the Festival Registration page, here:

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The All State Audition Results have been posted.

Cutoff scores are posted at Festival & Concert > Auditions.

Log in to 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:

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