Announcements

The deadline for students to apply for the 2021 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles is Wednesday, September 15 at 11:59 PM ET.


See https://nafme.org/programs/all-national-honor-ensembles/ for application details.

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August 11, 2021

The future of Arts Education in our public schools is at a critical point in time. We know that when arts education thrives and is alive throughout the Commonwealth, students, families and communities benefit. Arts classes provide students a safe space to express themselves creatively, allow them to make personal connections that last a lifetime, and help them grow in all five of the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies. Parents come together to celebrate student artists’ performances and gallery exhibitions.

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Maryland MEA's 2021 July Virtual Conference "Making Equity Actionable" will be held July 13-15, 2021. The conference features 72 hours of sessions spread across three days. All sessions will be hosted live between 11:00 AM and 4:45 PM ET daily. Please click here for more information, and to register.

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The Summer 2021 Issue of the Mass Music Educators Journal is online, here.

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Noreen Diamond Burdett, Conference Coordinator

Proposals for MMEA's 2022 Conference can be made HERE.

The 2022 MMEA All State Conference will not be in the usual 3-day in-person format that we had for so many years before the pandemic. The Conference format will be whatever works best as the restrictions ease – maybe that will be a combination of virtual workshops throughout the year and a one-day in-person event at a college or conference site, or maybe it will be some other option that will arise when life gets back to

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May 25 Workshops for Students and Music Educators!

FREE MONTHLY VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS The MMEA Conference Committee is offering free monthly virtual workshops in each specialty area. Save the date for the next set of workshops on May 25.
Sign up to attend! link

May 24, 2021. 7:00-8:00 p.m. (please note this workshop is on Monday, May 24)
Finishing the School Year Strong: An Elementary General Music Sharing Session
Sharing session host: Christine Morgan
Need some great ideas to carry you through the rest of the school year? In this session,

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From the NAfME Policy Team:
"Under Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, the U.S. Department of Education is seeking best practices from educators teaching during the pandemic. These practices will be shared in a "Best Practices Clearinghouse" that focuses on ways to engage all students whether virtual, hybrid, or in-person. NAMM, NAfME, and NFHS recorded this webinar to walk music educators through the process of sharing their ideas and created a template to make it easy to submit best practices to the Department. NAfME encourages as many great ideas from music educators as

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The NAfME Band Council has recently created a Facebook page to help engage band directors and better support band education.

Links to all the NAfME Societies and Councils are contained on this page.

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The New England Revolution are looking for Band/Choir groups to sing the National Anthem at Gillette Stadium for the Revs 2021-2022 season!

To learn how to get your group involved, please contact the New England Revolution Representative Taylor Duquette at (508) 384-4318 or by email at tduquette@revolutionsoccer.net.

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Michael LaCava
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