Registration for the 2015 General Music Fall Workshop is now open.  Visit our PD Page for details & the registration form!!

We have NEW job postings!  CLICK HERE!

LOTS of advocacy updates, including details about the House & Senate versions of ESEA re-authorization.  Visit our advocacy page for details!

2 NEW sites for the 2015-2016 Elementary Choral Festivals: CLICK HERE for more details!

US Army All-American Marching Band
Congratulations to the members of the 2016 US Army All-American Marching Band! We are pleased to welcome four participants from Michigan: Alexandra Geiger (Lake Orion), Victoria Clements, Namrata Kadambi & Madison Stump (Walled Lake). Thank you to everyone who auditioned for this elite group!

Yes, there are music positions open in Michigan.
Take a look on our Jobs page.
3 new jobs listed 8/27/15.
1 new job listed 8/26/15.
4 new jobs listed 8/24/15.
13 new jobs listed 8/23/15.
18 new jobs listed earlier in August 2015.
35 new jobs (37 positions) listed in July 2015.
49 jobs listed in June 2015.
33 jobs listed in May 2015.
18 jobs listed in April 2015.
17 jobs listed January-March 2015.
202 new jobs posted in 2014!

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

Elementary Honors Choir
Thank 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.

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.

MMEA Music Sponsors
We are thrilled to welcome Musical Resources AND JWPepper as the sponsors of this year's events.  These are fantastic companies committed to furthering music education!

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We appreciate our generous MMEA sponsors.
Please patronize them at the links below.

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!"
CLICK HERE to join today!
CLICK HERE to renew your membership!

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!

Music Cuts at School?

If your school district announces any cuts in music staff, curriculum, or programming for 2014-2015, please let us know so that we can alert ArtServe Michigan of your situation.  We're here to help in any way we can!Cory Micheel-Mays, MMEA Executive Director, (517) 748-6518  cmicheelmays@sbcglobal.net

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