Here is all the information directors, district chairs, and adjudicators will need about entering, managing, and judging Virtual Music Performance Assessments this year.
The NFHS, NAfME, and the NAMM Foundation recommend the following guidelines for handling musical instruments during the COVID-19 school shutdown period. These guidelines are designed for use by music educators and educators may use these guidelines when teaching students and parents how to clean instruments.
Postponed: With health and well being as our priority, the leadership of FSMA, in consultation with leadership at the Center for Fine Arts Education, has decided to postpone the 2020 FSMA Leadership Training until July, 2021. Applicants to the 2020 program will be provided priority application status for 2021.
FSMA is providing a professional development opportunity that will ensure that current and future component leaders have the necessary skills to find success in their position. Current district chairs, component board members, and anyone else who may be interested in a leadership position is encouraged to apply.
FSMA provides opportunities for realistic and constructive program evaluation through the sponsorship of solo-ensemble and large group Music Performance Assessment (MPA) events organized by the Florida Bandmasters Association, Florida Orchestra Association, Florida Vocal Association, and the Florida Music Education Association. Most MPA events are open to the public, and the community is encouraged to attend.
Music students have lower dropout rates, higher attendance rates, and higher graduation rates. Print and post this flyer in your school to spread the word!
During this legislative session, FMEA & FSMA are working to advocate on behalf of our members to protect and promote quality comprehensive music education in all Florida schools. See our legislative platform below.
If your school has a music vacancy that you would like posted, please see the Job Bank over on the FMEA website. The FMEA Job Bank is a free service to Florida schools and teachers who would like to teach in Florida. Jobs listed there will automatically be deleted after 90 days, however you will receive an e-mail confirmation that includes a link to extend, edit, or remove your job posting.
The Mission of the Florida School Music Association is to provide leadership, advocacy, and services for school music programs in support of quality music education experiences for students.