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Cookie information is stored in your browser and performs functions such as recognising you when you return to our website and helping our team to understand which … The accompanying materials and chat transcripts may be downloaded for review. BREAKOUT 1 - PROJECT BASED LEARNING FOR THE CHORAL CLASSROOM. Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) is the professional association for the school music teachers of Maryland. Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) is the professional association for the school music teachers of Maryland. Matthew is also active in the Maryland Music Educators Association and is the current President of the Maryland Band Directors Association. She taught elementary music in Fort Worth, TX for 10 years. She is the current chairperson for the NAfME Orchestra Council. Vinces Crab House Middle River. Maryland Music Educators Association is supported by a grant from the Maryland States Arts Council,an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts. MMEA provides professional development for music teachers, opportunities for over 10,000 to engage in state-wide music activities and events involving students, teachers, and volunteers, plus serves as an advocate for music education in Maryland schools. President-Elect, National Association for Music Educators (NAfME). Dr. Dana Arbaugh Varona is an elementary general music teacher with Loudoun County Public Schools and a lecturer at Ithaca College. Krystal Williams is currently the Band Director at Western High School in Baltimore, MD. For more information about the Maryland State Arts Council, please visit https://www.msac.org. From 2002-2018, she was the Director of Orchestras and Eclectic Strings at Seattle’s Washington Middle School. Each day ended with two simultaneous happy hour sessions in an effort to facilitate casual conversations among educators in similar teaching situations. He is published in Choral Journal, Music Educator’s Journal and his book Aligning Voices: Exercises to Build Choral Musicianship is available through GIA Publications. The Young Composers Project (YCP) supports Maryland music educators in their efforts to incorporate the National Standards for Music Education and the Maryland State Music Standards in their classrooms and rehearsals. Christie is excited to serve MMEA in her role as MGMTA President to further music education in Maryland through programming of outstanding professional development for teachers and continued advocacy for access to quality music education for students of all ages. He received his Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction/Music Education from the University of Maryland, College Park. Please take a moment to review my edit. Dr. Alice Hammel, Virginia Music Educator Association Outstanding Educator (2018) and current President-Elect of the Virginia Music Educators Association, is a widely known music educator, author, and clinician whose experience in music is extraordinarily diverse. Dr. Weaver, earned a bachelor of music degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, a master’s degree in educational administration and leadership from Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and his doctorate in school district administration and educational leadership from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota. Elizabeth Fortune is the Director of Orchestras at Seattle’s Ballard High School. Related Pages. Elementary Music Teacher with Loudoun County Public Schools, Virginia. Fortune studied at the University of Montana. The lists are available here as downloadable Excel files. Dan Sitomer is the Orchestra and Jazz Director at Old Mill High School in Millersville, MD. As the director of performing arts and sports Dr. Weaver oversees student participation, professional development, and awareness of performing arts activities throughout the nation’s 19,500+ high schools. Maryland Music Educators Association is a federated unit of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) Today at 9:05 AM. Be included among the individuals supporting the programs and activities that have an impact. MMEA is a professional association for school music educators in the U.S. state of Maryland. MMEA is glad to provide audition scores to school music educators upon request. MMEA component organization presidents, along with NAfME council chairs, facilitated a series of six “Idea Swap” sessions; during which leaders shared proven practices and attendees had chance to respond with helpful tips learned over the course of Spring 2020. Karl Stewart is the Assistant Supervisor of Fine Arts for Carroll County Public Schools in Maryland. The nomination deadline is February 3, 2021 at 11:59pm. Brian also teaches adjunct in the music education department at Towson University. See more of Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) on Facebook. For District Band, Chorus, and Orchestra Festival Assessments, only the Maryland State music lists may be used. Thank you for supporting music education in Maryland! National Association for Music Education. A past president of CMEA and CBDA, Mr. Stone currently serves as the Chair of the NAfME Council of Music Program Leaders, and is active as a guest conductor/clinician throughout the United States. Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) is the professional association for the school music teachers of Maryland. President-Elect, Virginia Music Educators Association. We invite educators to reflect and evaluate which pre-COVID proven practices hold true after the shifts in education during 2020. Passionate about teacher wellness, Dr. Varona's research investigates the effectiveness of mindfulness training in reducing music teachers’ stress and burnout. Linda Thornton is a professor of music education at The Pennsylvania State University and contributes to the musical education of students and teachers through teaching, publications, workshops, clinics, and conducting. She holds full Orff certification and has completed Kodaly I and World Drumming I and II. A member of the National Association for Music Education and the American Choral Directors Association, Katie is currently the President of the Maryland Choral Educators Association and has presented at statewide and local music conferences. Funeral Service & Cemetery. Known for his work as a choral pedagogue, Dean has presented research or worked with choirs in India, China, NewFoundland, Austria, Hawaii, Poland, and Germany. Concert Band Director at Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, Nevada. We are asking you to reach out to your members of the Maryland delegation in Congress to request $200 billion in the next legislative relief package to backfill state education budgets. Mrs. Williams attended Morgan State University as an undergraduate Music Major 1999-2004 and Graduate Assistant to the Director of Bands at Morgan State University, 2006-2009. Log In. About Us Who We Are. Welcome to the 2020-2021 Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) application portal! NEW! She has presented workshops and research and conducted ensembles throughout Pennsylvania as well as nationally and internationally. Assistant Professor and Coordinator for Music Education at Salisbury University, Maryland. In this session we discussed project-based learning and how this can be implemented for Middle and High School Choral classes while distance learning. MMEA will provided a certificate of participation valued at 12 contact hours. MMEA is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit association incorporated in the State of Maryland. In 2011, Mr. Sitomer co-founded a community band, the Category 5 Wind Ensemble, based in Laurel, MD. Matthew Heist has taught music in Anne Arundel County for 17 years and is currently the Director of Bands at Broadneck High School in Annapolis, Maryland. Please address all questions to Andie Sante at mmeamarylandinfo@gmail.com. Visit our Advocacy Page for more information. Maryland Music Educators Association *Home *About Us Music in Maryland MMEA Board and Staff Contact The MMEA Office IDEA, Accessibility, ... Maryland General Music Teachers Association (MGMTA) Maryland Society for Music Teacher Education (MSMTE) *Calendar / 2020-2021 Calendar Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) is a professional association of music educators who teach in Maryland public and private schools and colleges. Email: mmeamarylandinfo@gmail.com Mailing Address: MMEA, 6710 F Ritchie Highway, PMB#472, Glen Burnie, MD 21061, IDEA, Accessibility, and Privacy Statements, Maryland Band Directors Association (MBDA), Maryland Choral Educators Association (MCEA), Maryland Orchestra Directors Association (MODA), Maryland General Music Teachers Association (MGMTA), Maryland Society for Music Teacher Education (MSMTE), 2021 Annual Conference General Information, 2021 Annual Conference Exhibit Hall / Job & College Fair, 2020 Virtual Conference Recordings - On Sale, 2020 Virtual Conference - Password Required. TELL CONGRESS TO SUPPORT EDUCATION FUNDING! Supervisor of Music and Dance for Baltimore County Public Schools, Maryland. Assistant Supervisor of Fine Arts, Carroll County Public Schools, Maryland. Our roster includes over 500 members throughout Maryland, Washington … Click here to view the 2021 All State Rosters. Thornton teaches courses on instrumental methods, research and teaching. Dr. Varona earned her PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park, and MM and BM degrees from Ithaca College. BREAKOUT 3 - DEVELOPING STRONGER, FASTER, BETTER MUSICIANS WITH SMARTPHONES. The mission of the Maryland Music Educators Association is to provide enriched musical opportunities for students, encourage student participation in music, and improve the quality of music instruction. Martha Damon O’Neill currently serves as the Concert Band director at Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC). Director of Performing Arts and Sports, National Federation of High School State Associates. These sessions are offered by MMEA members nominated by the MMEA presidents. A series of five, keynote addresses covered the following topics through a contemporary lens: decolonizing the music room, classroom cleanliness, differentiating instruction for all students, state perspectives, and national perspectives. 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year, Prince George’s County Public Schools, Maryland. Nonprofit Organization. From local activities to national issues, MMEA and NAfME offer the combination of networking, professional development and resources you need as a music … Welcome to the electronic home of the Maryland State Music Teachers Association. Katie Meloro is currently the director of choirs at Atholton High School in Howard County, Maryland where she teaches choir, piano, and music theory. The New Pitts Mortuary. The Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) is the Maryland state-level affiliate of MENC: The National Association for Music Education. Create New Account. For a printable version of the conference information, please click here. She has taught at all levels and served various student populations. Dr. James Weaver is the Director of Performing Arts and Sports for the National Federation of High School State Associations. MMEA is currently seeking candidates interested in serving on the Executive Board in the following positions: Maryland Orchestra Directors Association (MODA) President-Elect, Maryland Choral Educators Association (MCEA) President, Maryland Choral Educators Association (MCEA) President-Elect. MMEA component organization presidents, along with NAfME council representatives, facilitated a series of six “Idea Swap” sessions; during which leaders shared proven practices and attendees had a chance to respond with helpful tips learned over the course of Spring 2020. Lorelei received a BM in Music with teacher certification from Southwest Texas State University, a MM in Instrumental Conducting from Texas State University, and is pursuing her PhD in Music and Human Learning from the University of Texas at Austin. Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) is the professional association for school music teachers in Maryland. She is a board member of Chorus America and a 2019-2020 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow. Under his direction, Mr. Heist’s concert ensembles, jazz bands and marching ensembles have received consistent superior ratings at district and state festivals and gained a reputation for musical excellence. Dr. Brian Schneckenburger is Supervisor of Music and Dance for Baltimore County Public Schools. Maryland Music Educator is the official journal of the Maryland Music Education Association. Previously, Dr. Varona taught instrumental and vocal-general music in her home state of Hawai’i. MMEA is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit association incorporated in the State of Maryland. A nationally recognized advocate and leader for the advancement of music education, Scott Sheehan is the Director of Bands and Music Department Chairperson at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School in Pennsylvania where he directs the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band and teaches AP Music Theory, Fundamentals of Guitar, and an elective course Rock, Rap, and Revolution! This event provided twelve hours of live, interactive sessions presented by leaders from MMEA and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). Mrs. Brooks is the 2019-2020 Prince George’s County Public Schools Teacher of the Year, an acclaimed choral director and music educator. She currently serves as NAfME National Band Council Chair and the NMEA Advocacy Chair. This session addressed some of the major components needed when working with students who require additional support and offered a collaborative experience for applying strategies and ideas to the Distance Learning model. President, Maryland Band Directors Association. I have just modified 2 external links on Maryland Music Educators Association. Band Director at Western High School, Baltimore, Maryland. Her research interests include pedagogy for beginning instrumentalists and music teacher development. Membership to MMEA/NAfME was not required. Brandi Waller-Pace is the Executive Director of Decolonizing The Music Room. He has been a teacher and administrator at the district, state, and national level. This session was designed to help music teachers learn how to develop better musicians through the most accessible piece of technology in everyone's classroom, the Smartphone, by exploring App and internal phone features that are available at the palm of your hand. The Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) was pleased to host the inaugural 2020 MMEA Virtual Conference (July 16-17). Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) is the professional association for the school music teachers of Maryland and is a registered 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization. I made the following changes: Keith W. Hodgson is a Director of Music Education at the University of The Arts in Philadelphia. She taught in the music classroom for 14 years. Katie completed graduate work in the Master of Music Education program with a focus in choral music education from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. Maryland Music Educators Association “Music gives us a language that cuts across the disciplines, helps us to see connections and brings a more coherent meaning to our world.” –Ernest Boyer, President, Carnegie Foundation Director of Orchestras at Ballard High School, Seattle, Washington. Happy Hour 2: Private Studio Instructors, Happy Hour 1: Non-elementary General Music Educators, Happy Hour 2: Digital and Hybrid Music Educators, 9:30 - 9:55 AM ET Breakfast Happy Hour: OJ with JJ, 10:00 - 11:00 AM ET Keynote 1: Classroom Cleanliness, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM ET Breakout 1: Project Based Learning for the Choral Classroom, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM ET Breakout 2: Mindfulness For Teachers, 12:45 - 1:45 PM ET Keynote 2: Differentiated Instruction, 2:00 - 2:45 PM ET Breakout 3: Developing Stronger, Better, Faster Musicians With Smartphones, 2:00 - 2:45 PM ET Breakout 4: Special Learners, 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET Keynote 3: Decolonizing The Music Room: Philosophy and Praxis, 4:00 - 5:00 PM ET Happy Hour 1: Private School Educators, 4:00 - 5:00 PM ET Happy Hour 2: Private Studio Instructors, 10:00 - 11:00 AM ET Keynote 4: State Perspectives, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM ET Idea Swap 1: Band Directors, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM ET Idea Swap 2: Choir Directors, 12:45 - 1:45 PM ET Keynote 5: National Perspectives, 2:00 - 2:45 PM ET Idea Swap 3: Orchestra Directors, 2:00 - 2:45 PM ET Idea Swap 4: General Music Educators, 3:00 - 3:45 PM ET Idea Swap 5: Teacher Educators, 3:00 - 3:45 PM ET Idea Swap 6: District Supervisors, 4:00 - 5:00 PM ET Happy Hour 1: Non-elementary General Music Educators, 4:00 - 5:00 PM ET Happy Hour 2: Digital and Hybrid Music Educators, Email: mmeamarylandinfo@gmail.com Mailing Address: MMEA, 6710 F Ritchie Highway, PMB#472, Glen Burnie, MD 21061, IDEA, Accessibility, and Privacy Statements, Maryland Band Directors Association (MBDA), Maryland Choral Educators Association (MCEA), Maryland Orchestra Directors Association (MODA), Maryland General Music Teachers Association (MGMTA), Maryland Society for Music Teacher Education (MSMTE), 2021 Annual Conference General Information, 2021 Annual Conference Exhibit Hall / Job & College Fair, 2020 Virtual Conference Recordings - On Sale, 2020 Virtual Conference - Password Required, Click Here to Purchase Virtual Conference Session Recordings. Her focus areas are secondary general music, choral music education, curriculum writing, ukulele instruction, and music technology. Currently, Dr. Lyda serves as the Chair of NAfME’s Council for General Music Education, President-Elect and Advocacy Chair of the Alabama MEA. Dr. Dean Luethi serves as the Director of the School of Music, Director of Choral Activities, and Associate Professor at Washington State University. Additionally, he is also the Assistant Band Director and Adjunct Faculty member at Morgan State University. MMEA is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit assoc... iation incorporated in the State of Maryland. His responsibilities at Broadneck include directing the concert bands, marching band, jazz band and percussion ensemble. NEW! This website uses cookies so that we can provide you with the best user experience possible. All State Senior Jazz Ensemble results are announced! Our Mission is to provide professional development for teachers, as well as state-wide music activities for students. You automatically become a member of Maryland Music Educators Association when you join the National Association for Music Education. For more information about the Maryland State Arts Council, please visit https://www.msac.org. This was open to all music educators. Alysia Lee is the education program supervisor of Fine Arts for the Maryland State Department of Education where she shares her vision of statewide equity and excellence across five arts disciplines: music, dance, visual arts, theatre, and media arts. Director of Music Education at the University of The Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Williams holds a B.A. Music Lists. Christy Senita is the Choral Director for Dulaney High School in Baltimore County. Deputy Director, Decolonizing The Music Room. Katie earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a concentration in vocal music, as well as a German Language Certificate, from the University of Delaware where she studied with Paul Head, Suzanne Burton, and Duane Cottrell. Participants were given specific, standards-based lesson ideas that can be implemented and amended for their own learning environment. Forgot account? Decolonizing the music room, differentiated instruction, and cleanliness, state and national perspectives as they pertain to music educators and through a contemporary lens set the stage for continued conversations throughout other conference sessions. Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) is the professional association for the school music teachers of Maryland. In addition to classroom teaching, she is Director of Education for the Wintergrass Music Festival. Senita holds a Bachelor Degree in Music Education from Towson University and her Master of Education in Kodály Music Education from Loyola University. Michael D. Stone serves as the Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator for the Bakersfield City Schools. Supervisor of Fine and Performing Arts for Calvert County Public Schools, Maryland. With a passion for excellence in music and education, Mrs. Brooks’ resumé exhibits service, equity, and drive. KEYNOTE 3 - DECOLONIZING THE MUSIC ROOM: PHILOSOPHY AND PRAXIS, Executive Director, Decolonizing The Music Room. About. MMEA was delighted to host leading experts from across the county to present topics sure to resonate with all music educators, regardless of content area or level of teaching. The Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) was pleased to host the inaugural 2020 MMEA Virtual Conference (July 16-17). President, Maryland Orchestra Directors Association. MMEA was thrilled to host this inaugural 2021 Student Leadership Summit. Education Program Supervisor of Fine Arts, Maryland State Department of Education. While working with differently abled students can present its challenges, this work can also be incredibly rewarding! The 2020 MMEA Virtual Conference session recordings, accompanying materials, and chat transcripts are now on sale for $20. Martha is Past President of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Western Division and Past President of the Nevada Music Educators Association (NMEA). Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) is the professional association for the school music teachers of Maryland and is a registered 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization. Choose between two breakout sessions depending on which topic best suits your unique teaching situation. Click here for information and to nominate yourself or a colleague. Please allow two business days for your purchase to be processed and the link/pass-code to be emailed. MMEA is the professional association for music educators in Maryland with a mission of advancing music education by providing professional development for educators, leading state and federal advocacy efforts, as well as host statewide student adjudication festivals. For the Fall 2020 Solo & Ensemble Festival, there is no approved repertoire list, no instrument/vocal styling restrictions, and students and educators are encouraged to select repertoire that is representative of the student’s personal experiences and culture. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. He is an active guest conductor, band clinician and guest speaker. Seafood Restaurant. The Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) maintains lists of graded music for District and State Festivals and Solo and Ensemble Adjudication. Each day ended with happy hour sessions for attendees to have casual conversations with educators in similar teaching situations. If you have any questions, please email the MMEA Office: mmeamarylandinfo@gmail.com. Mrs. Brooks has been honored to serve her professional community as a mentor teacher, curriculum writer, guest conductor, and professional development presenter. Proposals Guidelines for the 2020-2021 Young Composers Project are now available.Submissions open December 1, 2020! Maryland Music Educators Association is supported by a grant from the Maryland States Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts. Mr. Sitomer has taught high school instrumental music for 18 years, and became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2009. Email mmeamarylandinfo@gmail.com to request scores. Mr. Hodgson serves as the Eastern Division President to the National Association for Music Education, a Past-President of the New Jersey Music Educator's Association, a National Board Certified Teacher, and the recipient of the 2014 New Jersey Governor's Award in the Arts for Leadership in Music. Mr. Stewart remains active as a guest conductor, adjudicator and clinician. These recordings and materials will be available until July 2021, regardless of time of purchase. Maryland Orchestra Directors Association (MODA) Maryland Choral Educators Association (MCEA) Maryland General Music Teachers Association (MGMTA) Maryland Society for Music Teacher Education (MSMTE) MMEA Leaders (Password Required) Maryland Music Educators Association is supported by a grant from the Maryland States Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts. Dr. Lyda has completed studies in Kodály, World Music Drumming, TI:ME, is an Orff-Schulwerk (Levels I-III) certified teacher and holds Master Level Certification in Orff-Schulwerk. Mr. Sheehan is the President-Elect for the National Association for Music Education, serves as the Program Chair for the NAfME All-National Honors Ensembles and is an Educational Clinician for Conn-Selmer. in Music, a M.A. Due to the evolving nature of PreK-12 instruction in the state, the MMEA Executive Board has decided to not host in-person 2021 All State ensembles. Prior to teaching at Atholton High School, Katie taught high school music in Cecil County and middle school music in Harford County, Maryland. President, Maryland Choral Educators Association. MMEA’s mission is to provide professional development for music teachers, opportunities for over 26,000 people to engage in state-wide music activities and events involving students, teachers, and volunteers, plus to serve as an advocate for and to advance music education in Maryland schools. She spent 14 years in the classroom teaching Music Appreciation and Orchestra at Northern and Windy Hill Middle Schools. This week we celebrate the 2020-’21 MCEA a... nd MBDA presidents! or. Its purpose is to promote the advancement of music education in Maryland schools. As we all prepare for the upcoming school year, Unified Voices for Music Education ( CMA Foundation ) is helping you determine ways to keep music education in students' lives this fall. Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator for Bakersfield City Schools, Bakersfield, California. Her commitment to service was rewarded with the Service Award for the Fulton School of the Humanities. It does this by supporting and enhancing school music curricula. He currently serves as President of the Maryland Music Educators Association and as a Steering Committee member for the Teaching with Primary Sources project for the National Association for Music Education. Mr. Hodgson spent twenty-six years as a high school band director in New Jersey. Under his leadership, the District has been named a National Association of Music Merchants Best Communities for Music Education award winner since 2013. The $40 registration fee included live sessions, discount codes for products and services from event sponsors, and one-year access to the session recording archive. There was a discussion period after the presentation to collaborate and exchange ideas with other educators from across the state. Choral Director at Dulaney High School, Baltimore, Maryland. This issue features highlights, strategies, and resources for educators, music teachers, and supporters. 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