Announcements

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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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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March 30, 2021

CDC's recently released updated guidelines for their "Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools."

NAfME's statement regarding the updated CDC guidelines.

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NAfME EDIV CONFERENCE 2021

Keynotes, 30 Minute Sessions, Performances, Exhibitors and more!

April 22-24, 2021

Member Rate: $45.00
Collegiate Rate: $25.00
Non-Member Rate: $99.00

Registration: Open -- Register Today, at https://bit.ly/EDRegistration2021
Registration Closes April 11, 2021 @ 12:00 am

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Massachusetts Advocacy Action Items

Link to recording of Advocacy Zoom Meeting on Monday, 3/15/2021

John Mlynczak has compiled a thorough list of action items here that all can take with each level of stakeholder. Lynn Tuttle from NAfME has reviewed these, as well as other advocacy leaders that John is working with to organize these action steps nationally.

The majority of the action needed is at the local level. John has put this together as a guide for teachers to take these actions, and

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2021 MD MEA Virtual Conference

11 Music Education Associations across the U.S. have partnered with MMEA to host the "2021 July Virtual Conference" on July 13-15, 2021.

The associations are seeking proposals for 45-minute presentation sessions and 30-minute spoken research presentations to be presented at the July 2021 virtual event.

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