Spring Journal NOW Online
The Spring 2015 edition of the Michigan Music Educator is now online and ready for viewing. This issue is full of GREAT articles and columns, and is something you won't want to miss. Visit our Journal Online page to view this and other great MMEs!
Michigan Orff Schulwerk Collage returns this summer!
June 15-26 Orff-Schulwerk Level II
June 22-26 Introduction to Orff Schulwerk
Fees go up after May 22, 2015
The brochure and registration form are at the bottom of this page.
MMEA Board Thank Yous
We thank the following music educators for their years of service on the MMEA Board:
Sam McIlhagga, NAfME Collegiate Faculty Advisor
Alan Posner, Tri-M
Deidra Ross, Elementary Choir Festival
Jo-Ann Sheffer, Choral Advisor/Elementary Honors Choir
Daniel Steele, Honors Composition Concert
John West, NAfME Collegiate Board Rep.
We also thank current board members for work in their former roles:
Colleen Conway as SMTE Liaison
Lisa Ebener as Summer/Fall Workshop Advisor
Ruth Ann Knapp as Michigan Youth Arts Rep
Welcome MMEA New Board Members/Positions:
Elliot Polot, NAfME Collegiate Board Rep.
Angela Schmitt, NAfME Collegiate Board Rep.
Ashley Allen, SMTE Liaison
Colleen Conway as NAfME Collegiate Faculty Advisor
Heather Shouldice as Summer/Fall Workshop
Lisa Ebener as Choral Advisor/Elementary Honors Choir
Yes, there are music positions open in Michigan.
Take a look on our Jobs page.
11 new jobs listed 5/22/15.
12 new jobs listed 5/16/15.
6 jobs listed earlier in May 2015.
18 jobs listed in April 2015.
17 jobs listed January-March 2015.
202 new jobs posted in 2014!
Elementary Honors ChoirThank you students, parents, volunteers and Mr, and Mrs. Zeuch for making this year's Elementary Honors Choir a huge success! We can't wait for next year! Please visit our Elementary Choir page for more information.
Michigan Youth Arts
Congratulations to all who participated and attended MYA 2015. See you next year!
African Drum, Dance PD
Our final PD workshop of the year was presented by Josh Palkki last week. Visit our Professional Development Page for more PD opportunities offered by MMEA.
In celebration of March as Music in Our Schools Month, we hosted the inaugural Music Education Advocacy Day in Lansing on March 17th. Please visit our Advocacy Page for more information on how YOU can get involved today!
NAfME honors our Advocacy Day!
Read the NAfME Article about our Advocacy Day! Many great photos were included too. Thank you to Cory Micheel-Mays, MMEA President Kelli Graham, MMEA members, and all the organizations who represented us in Lansing.
MMC 2015 thanks you!
Thank you to everyone who attended the 10th Annual Michigan Music Conference (MMC). The deadline for submitting a session proposal for the 2016 event has passed. CLICK HERE for more information on the 2016 MMC, to held in Grand Rapids January 21-23, 2016.
MMEA Music Sponsors
Interested in becoming a sponsor of MMEA? Corporate sponsorship packages are available--please contact Cory Micheel-Mays (MMEA Executive Director) at the email/telephone below. Thank you for your interest in MMEA!
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Who are we?
-We are elementary general music teachers
-We are band directors
-We are orchestra directors
-We are choir directors
-We are early childhood music teachers
-We are college professors
-We are pre-service music education students
-We are high school students
-We come from a variety of musical backgrounds and teach in varied music settings!
-We are people who care about quality music education for all students!
MMEA is proud to be the state affiliate of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME.)
When you join MMEA you also become a NAfME member. Join today and receive all the state and national membership benefits!
Why join MMEA?
"My membership in MMEA provides many opportunities for me to connect and interact with other music educators, has a wide-range of professional development activities and resources, and is an invaluable source for music education advocacy. I renew every year!"
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MMEA activities are supported and partially funded by the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
Thank you to JWPepper, sponsor and music provider for the Fall Workshop, Elementary Choral Festivals and Collegiate Conference!