Announcements

The October issue of the MA Music Educators Journal has been posted online on our site's main MMEJ page, along with all past electronic issues. The issues are accessible from the main menu above using the MMEJ link -- or directly, at http://massmea.org/mass-music-ed-journal.

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by Noreen Diamond Burdett
Conference Coordinator

MMEA 2021 Conference

Due to the pandemic restrictions for large gatherings, the 2021 All State Conference will not be held at the Copley Marriott as was originally planned. The Conference Committee is working on organizing a virtual conference and/or hosting several workshops throughout the year. You will receive information by eblast when plans have been confirmed. However, please ...

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"Best Practices" for Full Remote, In-School/Remote Hybrid, and In-School Music Education is accessible at http://massmea.org/best-practices.

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

MMEA

PO Box 920004

Needham, MA 02492

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2020 All National

Directors,
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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Embracing the New Music Educator - Spring Meeting
Monday, May 4, 2020
6:30-8:00pm
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.
-– or –-
View the app content at https://eventmobi.com/massmea2020/.

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

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The summer digital issue is here! In this issue, we are pleased to offer innovative thinking across a wide range of teaching areas. Ten years ago, the essential question behind every article in this journal seemed to be, “How can we teach music better?” Today music educators in Massachusetts are asking new essential questions. In this issue, we are asking, “How can we do music not just better, but differently?” Click this link to download the summer issue, Volume 64, No. 4.

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