NEWS & UPCOMING DATES


                                                                                    NOVEMBER 13th, 2014

DOWNLOAD THE FALL 2014 ISSUE OF ‘THE BULLETIN'

      

                                                                                                 NOVEMBER 13th, 2014

JOB OPENING: MMEA BOOKKEEPER     

2015 MMEA CONFERENCE IN-SERVICE PROPOSAL FORM

                                                                                                  SEPTEMBER 6th, 2014

Making music education exciting and relevant for our students is a goal we all have in common. Your organization, MMEA, is looking at ways to accomplish this in the most effective manner for you and your students. We’ve been working on making this possible and now we need your help to see that our course, is your course. 

In reviewing our current handbook and practices we have found there are inconsistencies and contradictions that need to be revised in order for us to achieve our goals. We recognize the need to be inclusive and transparent. 

This is important work we can not accomplish without you. This will be a great opportunity for you to get involved at your district level, in an effort to support your students and your organization through music education.

Our first step will be to update our handbook to ensure that we are operating in a manner appropriate to a corporate entity. To achieve this goal, we will need to apply with the State of Maine to officially incorporate our professional organization. We have begun the process of revising our handbook. Please contact your district chair with any questions or suggestions you would have to help implement this process. You can find a copy of our current handbook on the MMEA website, www.mainemmea.org. You will be notified through your district chairs and the website when a draft our revised handbook is ready for review. 

Thank you for being an engaged and active member of MMEA. 

Special thanks to Michael Butera, Executive Director & CEO of NAfME for his time with the MMEA Board and his guidance as we start this process!

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Welcome to the new design for the Maine Music Educators Association website! Explore the layout and design, and if you have any questions, e-mail Kevin Oates at orchestramaine@gmail.com. Good luck to the start of your 2014-2015 school year!

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UPCOMING DATES

 Friday, October 24th, 2014: All-State Jazz Auditions at University of Maine Augusta

All-State B-O-C Audition Dates have been posted! Click here to see dates & details!

2014-2015 Institutional Fee Invoice

The 2014-2015 Institutional Fee Invoice is now available. Institutional Fees are due by September 8, 2014. Reminder: schools without an institutional fee number pay a $50 participation fee per event for all MMEA district and state events.

2014 In-Service Conference Calendar

Please use the following addresses to access this calendar from other applications: 

You can copy and paste this into any calendar product that supports the iCal format.
https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/2tao47kcnasiu4tigf12cmmd9g%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics


You can copy and paste this into any feed reader (like Google Reader).

https://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/2tao47kcnasiu4tigf12cmmd9g%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic



2014 MMEA In-Service Conference Schedule

Conference registration opens at 8:00 AM Thursday, May 15 in the Collins Lobby.

Download Thursday’s Schedule (PDF).

Download Friday’s Schedule (PDF).

Be sure to check-in at the registration table for any schedule changes.


It’s Time to Vote!

Attention MMEA Members! 

Voting for the 2014 MMEA Board of Directors is now open! Voting is online. Your District Chair can share the link for the ballot with you. All you’ll need to vote is your current NAfME membership #. The process should only take a minute or two!

Remember, only members can vote! If you are NOT a member of NAfME/MMEA, now might be a great time to join or renew!

Polls close Monday, May 12 at midnight!

Thanks for taking the time to help decide the leadership of your state professional organization! 

MMEA Bulletin- Spring, 2014 (The Conference Issue)


A PDF version (for easy viewing on a tablet/mobile device) of this edition of the Bulletin can be downloaded from “The Bulletin” page of the website (Resources & Publications). 

Maine All State Music Festival Website

Visit the new Maine All State Music Festival website at http://maineallstate.weebly.com/ for All State Festival information. In-Service Conference information can be found on the Conference page of this site.

State Vocal Jazz Festival Schedule

The schedule for the 2014 Vocal Jazz and Show Choir Festival is now available on the State Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Festival page. This year’s Vocal Festival is being hosted by Ellsworth High School on March 28 and 29.

State Middle School Instrumental Jazz Festival Schedule

The schedule for the 2014 Middle School Instrumental Jazz Festival is now available on the State Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Festival page. This year’s Middle School Instrumental Festival is being hosted by Westbrook Middle School on March 22.

State High School Instrumental Jazz Festival Schedule

The schedule for both days of the 2014 High School Instrumental Jazz Festival is now available on the State Instrumental and Vocal Jazz Festival page. This year’s High School Instrumental Festival is being hosted by Hampden Academy on March 14 & 15.


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