Tuesday, March 20, 2018
The Michigan Music Education Association (MMEA), in collaboration with the Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA) and the Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association (MSBOA), will celebrate our 4th-annual Music Education Advocacy Day on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the State Capitol (Lansing). Representatives from each of these associations, along with business leaders & parents, will meet with legislators & the state board of education throughout the day to discuss the importance of music education in Michigan schools. A performance featuring ensembles from K-12 Michigan schools will be presented from 12-1 PM in the Glass Floor Rotunda.
MMEA is now accepting applications for our portion of the lunchtime concert in the Capitol Rotunda. Ensembles from MMEA, MSBOA & MSVMA are all part of this concert. As such, each group has 20 total minutes of performance time (including move in/out). MMEA will select one group for a Michigan Elementary School for our portion of the performance. All submissions must be received by Tuesday, December 19. Applicants will receive notification of the listening panel’s decision via email by January 16, 2018. You must be a member of MMEA / NAfME to apply.
Please click on the MMEA Performance Application and apply today!
Please contact our office with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org OR (517) 748-6518.
Thank you for applying to perform at the 2018 Music Education Advocacy Day!
MMEA, MSVMA, & MSBOA are united in their support for quality music education in Michigan. We are encouraging lawmakers to support two K-5 music education bills, SB 0198 and HB 4349. If enacted, this ESSA-aligned legislation would authorize best practice guidelines for K-5 general music contact time and teaching environment, and would ensure the preservation and continuous development of high quality music education experiences for all Michigan students.
MMEA, MSVMA, & MSBOA are united in their support for quality music education in Michigan. We are currently working on this year’s legislative agenda, and will update our website with the new information in the coming weeks.
Looking for ways YOU can help? Visit our Helpful Resources page for talking points, position statements & so much more!
The Michigan Music Education Association is a professional organization that serves music educators, students, parents, and community members through leadership in the advancement of music teaching and learning. MMEA offers professional development workshops throughout the state and performance opportunities for elementary, middle & high school students. MMEA has a strong history of providing state and national advocacy/legislative support and outreach to pre-service, current and retired Michigan music educators of all experience levels. MMEA is a proud state-affiliate of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).
Nikolas Simon, 2017 violin soloist (Conant Elementary School, Bloomfield Hills)
Pictures from Advocacy Day 2016: