WHAT'S BRAND NEW:
LATEST CONFERENCE NEWS
ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
Please plan to register onsite February 6-8 in Charleston for the conference. Registration fees will be $100 for regular members and $30 for collegiate members. There is no registration fee for retired members.
A tentative version of the Conference Schedule is now available. You can also download a list of local hotels, contact information, and conference rates. Please visit the conference page for this and more information.
SCMEA Teacher Evaluation Task Force submits official recommendation
The SCMEA Teacher Evaluation Task Force was chartered in October 2012 to develop a position statement on and recommendation for evaluating music teacher effectiveness using student growth measures. The task force comprised 14 music educators and other arts education professionals representing general, choral, and instrumental music education on elementary through college levels. After several drafts and an extended public comment period, the SCMEA Executive Board unanimously approved the Task Force's position statement and recommendation on May 11, 2013. The recommendation has been forwarded to the South Carolina Department of Education where it has initially received positive consideration.
The Task Force wishes to thank all who contributed comments, questions, and suggestions throughout the development process. We are hopeful that the recommendation will serve as a positive influence in state-level discussions and can serve as a model for other arts education areas in the state.
Download the SCMEA Teacher Evaluation Statement.
New Minutes, the Official 2013-2014 Calendar, and the new Tentative 2014-2015 Calendar
A few new downloads are now available:
New SCMEA video: "Music Lasts a Lifetime"
View this wonderful new video promoting music education. Then share it with students, parents, and school administrators.
Participate in the SCMEA Forums
We are proud to announce that the new SCMEA Forum is now open for business! This free service allows music educators across the state to share ideas and concerns in a private, supportive environment. All SCMEA members should have received an email invitation to the new forums. To access the Forum, click on the Forum link on the left. If you have trouble accessing the Forums, please see this instruction page
More music education advocacy articles
Check out some excellent articles advocating music education in our schools. It is very timely information.
Support music education in our state. Read about the 100% Club!
New Piano Division web page
Pianists, visit the new Piano Division web page. For now you can download the Solo and Ensemble registration form.
The South Carolina Music Educators Association is a federated state association of the Music Educators National Conference. The South Carolina Music Educators Association does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, handicap, religion or national origin in the dealings with students, the general public, education programs or activities..