Announcements

The Fall Meeting of Embracing the New Music Educator will be on Monday, September 23, 2019, 6:30-8:00pm. It will be in the auditorium of the Somerville Public Library, 79 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA. RSVP by email to cward@k12.somerville.ma.us.

Embracing the New Music Educator Program is a free mentoring program offering onsite classroom observations, onsite rehearsal clinics, mentoring via phone, email and video review. Embracing the New Music Educator focuses on connectivity: among those who

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The deadline for SHS Grant applications has been extended to July 15.

How to Apply for an SHS Grant:
1-You must be a member of MMEA to be eligible
2-Download the FSHS Grant Application, fill it out, and send in by the indicated deadline date. Grant applications should be received by July 15..

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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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The Call for Session Proposals for the MMEA 2020 Conference is open through September 15.
Please visit http://massmea.org/survey to submit a session proposal.

The 2020 Conference will be held March 5-7, 2020 at the Seaport Hotel / World Trade Center in Boston.

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Public comments on the draft 2019 Arts Curriculum Framework are being accepted until April 23 (tomorrow!).
See the Draft Framework here: http://www.doe.mass.edu/bese/docs/fy2019/2019-02/item5.html.
Supply your comments on the draft using the survey here: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4828710/Public-Comment-Arts-Framework-2019

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The Application Deadline is May 3, 2019, 11:59 PM EDT for the 2019 All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE).
Learn more: nafme.org/ANHE

All-National Honor Ensembles -- Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center -- Orlando, Florida
November 7-10, 2019

The All-National Honor Ensembles represent the top performing high school musicians in each state across the country.

Students may audition for the following ensembles:

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MMEA's 2020 Conference will be held March 5-7, 2020.

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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]

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Attending the 2019 Conference? Get the App! Here's a brief guide on how to get and use the app:
Guide to the Conference App.

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