Announcements

All those interested in attending any of the four choral reading sessions at this year's MMEA Conference are encouraged to register with J.W. Pepper in advance in order to access each digital reading packet. Once you have registered, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access the booklets, along with a tutorial video and link to the session product page on our website. Registering at the link below is the only way to access this year's reading packets.

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CONFERENCE NEWS from MMEA

MMEA’s 2022 All State Conference will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, March 1-2, 2022 at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Road West Marlborough, MA 01752.

Register to attend the Conference: On-site Registration will be open each day at the conference, beginning at 8:00 AM.

Reserve your room at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center
508-460-0700
Use this link to book your room
The Conference room rate is $119 + 11.7% tax = $133.

The Conference Schedule is posted here: Conference Schedule

A PDF of the session grid is at: MMEA 2022 Conference Schedule - 2-19-22

Session Descriptions are located at http://massmea.org/session-descriptions.
Note: If you are planning on attending a choral reading session, please be sure to bring a device with which to view the music - which will be accessed electronically. (No paper music!)

Conference attendees may register to earn Graduate Credit through Gordon College’s Graduate Music Program. Credit Registration and Tuition information can be found here: http://www.gordon.edu/mmea

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Through social media posts, MMEA became aware of the concerning situation regarding the Connecticut Music Educators Association 2021 All-State Choir Project. We are happy to see that the CMEA Executive Board has released the video in its original format and applaud their efforts towards greater transparency and their dedication to learning from this experience.

We affirm that Black Lives Matter and those lives are deserving of dignity. Our affirmation is a message to our members, colleagues, and students from historically marginalized communities that our organization is a space

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DEIA Flyer

November 1st, 7pm ONLINE

Hear MMEA's strategic plan to embed promising practices in our organization and share your ideas to help MMEA improve. All are welcome to attend. Sign-up here

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MMEA Virtual Professional Development Day
Saturday, November 6, 2021

Link to Registration Form


Session descriptions follow. Sessions are listed by strand and by time.

Don’t forget that at 11:00am we will have our Keynote Address by MMEA State President Dr. Heather Cote and President Elect, Anthony Beatrice.

Session List

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The deadline for students to apply for the 2021 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles is Wednesday, September 15 at 11:59 PM ET.


See https://nafme.org/programs/all-national-honor-ensembles/ for application details.

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August 11, 2021

The future of Arts Education in our public schools is at a critical point in time. We know that when arts education thrives and is alive throughout the Commonwealth, students, families and communities benefit. Arts classes provide students a safe space to express themselves creatively, allow them to make personal connections that last a lifetime, and help them grow in all five of the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies. Parents come together to celebrate student artists’ performances and gallery exhibitions.

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Maryland MEA's 2021 July Virtual Conference "Making Equity Actionable" will be held July 13-15, 2021. The conference features 72 hours of sessions spread across three days. All sessions will be hosted live between 11:00 AM and 4:45 PM ET daily. Please click here for more information, and to register.

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The Summer 2021 Issue of the Mass Music Educators Journal is online, here.

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Michael LaCava
Interim Executive Director
PO Box 920004
Needham, MA 02492