February 20, 2020
MMEA’s state membership of over 3,000 music educators encourages everyone to join together as advocates for music education in our schools.
Due to the ongoing uncertainty created by the pandemic, and with the best interests of our membership in mind, the MMEA Board of Directors has voted that the 83rd annual MMEA In-Service Workshop/Conference will be presented in a completely virtual format.
This decision was reached with the safety and well-being of the performers, attendees, exhibitors, staff and volunteers as our top priority. In addition, the concern of possible inequities of access to instruction and audition capabilities around our state guided us to cancel performing ensembles and the All-State Children’s Choir for 2021. The status of the All-State band, choir, orchestra and jazz band will be determined by the individual sponsoring organizations.
While we are disappointed that we will not be in-person, the leadership of MMEA is invigorated by this opportunity to offer high quality, virtual professional development sessions that are content-specific and tailored to your needs. We are just beginning the planning process, so give us some time to dream big and build a conference you will be proud of.
I chose the conference theme, Finding Joy! The Power of Music! eight months before anyone had ever heard of coronavirus, social distancing or contact tracing. More than ever, we need to find joy in our students, in our teaching, and in each other.
As always, if you have questions or concerns please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|MMEA RESOURCES FOR FALL 2020|
Mark the dates:
January 27-February 3
83rd Annual MMEA In-Service Workshop/Conference
MMEA Mentoring Conference
September 27-28, 2020
Tan-Tar-A Conference Center
Click HERE to register
Click HERE for conference materials