Presentation on theme: "Texas Music Educators Association Promoting excellence in music education since 1920."— Presentation transcript:
Texas Music Educators Association Promoting excellence in music education since 1920
Benefits of Membership Music Education Advocacy Professional Development Communications/Publications Insurance & Financial Services Annual Clinic/Convention
Benefits of Membership Advocacy: TMEA leaders inform and provide testimony to the Texas Legislature and State Board of Education. – 2003: SB815 mandates TEKS-based instruction – 2005: Funding allocated for fine arts texts – 2006: SBOE implementation of legislative directive protects electives opportunities
Benefits of Membership Professional Development: TMEA supports the continuous development of its members with many opportunities: –Region workshops with master teachers –Summer training sessions –TMEA Mentoring Network –Annual Clinic/Convention –Graduate study scholarships –Online resume and job vacancy service –Numerous CPE credit opportunities at workshops and convention
Benefits of Membership Member Services: With over 9,000 active members, TMEA offers a variety of services, including: – www.tmea.org for up-to-date information – Subscription to Southwestern Musician – Affordable liability and health insurance – Financial consulting
Clinic/Convention Workshops: Leading elementary music educators and master teachers present over 50 workshops, including a focus on achieving TAKS objectives via cross- curricular instruction.
Clinic/Convention Performances: Learn from leading music educators as they present their choirs and ensembles in concerts and as workshop demonstration groups.
Clinic/Convention Exhibits: Comparison shop under one roof for the latest products and services. All areas of the music industry are represented in over 1,000 booths.
Clinic/Convention Networking: 2,000 elementary music teachers attend convention. Sharing ideas with other teachers provides invaluable support especially for teachers working in a small music department.
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