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Elementary Choral Festival, Jackson


Michigan Orff Courses in Summer 2014
The 2014 Michigan Orff Collage Courses will include 2 weeks of Level I Certification, June 16-27; one week of Children’s Literature and Orff Schulwerk, 9a.m.-noon, June 16-20; and Exploring Ways to Use the Orff Volumes, 1-4p.m., June 16-20.  (Dates can be altered due to state required make-ups.) Madonna University Credit and SCECHS are offered. For more information please see the flyer and registration form, at the bottom of this Home page.

Music In Our Schools Month included these outstanding MMEA events.  Thank you for joining us!
MMEA Instrumental Clinic, Fowlerville
MMEA Elementary Choral Festivals, Clare and Beverly Hills
MMEA FAME PD Workshop: General Music in Grades 4-8
FAME/GIML Workshop with Miriam Moore
NAfME Collegiate Conference, MSU
Concerts for "Music in Our Schools Month" across Michigan

Elementary Choral Festivals
Forms & details for our 2014 Elementary Choral Festival sites are available online.  Please go to our Elementary Choral Festival Page for more information.
February 22, 2014: West Michigan (Muskegon)
March 22, 2014:  Upper Central Michigan (Clare)
April 12, 2014:  Lower Central Michigan (Jackson)

     Here is a video link from our recent Elementary Choral Festival in Clare.  Enjoy the beautiful sound of our young choristers!

Yes, there are music positions open in Michigan.
Take a look on our Jobs page.
8 new jobs posted 4/4/14.
6 new jobs posted in March.
15 new jobs posted in January-February, 2014.
140 jobs posted May-November 2013.

MMEA Officer Elections for the 2014-2016 term have closed.  Results will be announced soon!

Winter MMEA Journal Now Online
The Winter 2014 edition of the Michigan Music Educator is NOW online! Please visit our Journal Online Page to view this and other editions of the MME!

MMEA is pleased to announce our renewed partnership with Musical Resources, Ltd. of Toledo, title sponsor of the 2013-2014 Elementary Choral Festivals!

MMEA Calendar

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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MMEA / NAfME Membership Campaign
MMEA & NafME have teamed up in support of all Michigan music educators.  Non-members, we invite you to join the largest and most active network of music educators in the state, and receive discounted registration to the Michigan Music Conference.  Please visit mijoin.nafme.org for more information or e-mail join@nafme2.org A detailed membership mailer can be found attached below.

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!


Thank you to JWPepper, sponsor and music provider for the Elementary Choral Festivals and Collegiate Conference!

Music Cuts at School?

If your school district announces any cuts in music staff, curriculum, or programming for 2013-2014, 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

Michigan Teacher Certification Changes

Michigan has announced sweeping changes to the teacher certification laws.  The changes took effect on 9/1/2013.    More details can be found on our new Professional Development page.
Diane Mehringer,
Mar 30, 2014, 6:59 PM
Diane Mehringer,
Mar 30, 2014, 6:59 PM
Mailer 1.pdf
Cory Micheel-Mays,
Nov 18, 2013, 7:25 AM