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Kansas Educators Association
Kansas Music Review

2014 Fall Issue
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New Music Teacher Handbook
The KMEA New Music Teacher Handbook is an online resource for new and veteran teachers alike. Resources for handbooks, lesson planning, curriculum assessment, rehearsal techniques, and classroom management can all be found in one place.

Music is an integral, vibrant part of life. The lifelong process of learning, performing, creating, and appreciating music brings meaning and richness to our heritage and culture. The Kansas Music Educators Association is an organization of music educators committed to the concept that the study of music is a positive influence in the lives of individuals and society as a whole.

Support music education in Kansas - Donate to the KMEA Fund
2015 Candidates for KMEA President-Elect
Every two years at the ISW of odd-number years, KMEA elects a new President-Elect who serves in that capacity until assuming the presidency two years later for a two-year term. Following that term, that officer then serves as the past-president who, according to bylaws, is known as the KMEA Vice President. KMEA is pleased to announce the candidates for President-Elect, to be voted on during the 2015 In-Service Workshop.

Learn more about the candidates...

Gretchen Bixler
Director of Vocal Music
Goddard-Eisenhower High School

Joel Gittle
Director of Bands
Manhattan High School

KCOMTEPS (Kansas Conference of Music Teacher Education Professors & Students) will be holding its annual conference on Sep. 28 - Sep. 29 in Wichita. Deadline for registration is Sep. 20. Attendees may pay in person, by mail, or submit payment online via PayPal.
Exhibit at the 2015 In-Service Workshop

Exhibitors are invited to reserve a booth for the 2015 In-Service Workshop (Feb. 26-28, 2015). Secure your booth space early by paying online via credit card (PayPal).

Secure your exhibit contract by December 1, 2014 and save $25.
2015 ISW Performance Groups

2015 ISW Performance Groups

Congratulations to the students and directors of the ensembles selected to perform at the 2015 In-Service Workshop.
2014-15 All-State Groups
District & State Choir Audition Registration (High School)
Register your students online for KMEA District & State Choir.
Deadline to register is
October 10, 2014
11:59:59 PM (CST)
Fill out the Vocal Application Worksheet to help your director complete your registration.
Middle Level Choir
Registration and auditions are handled online using mp3 audio files. Visit the Middle Level Choir page for more info. Deadline to register and upload mp3 audition files is October 3, 2014, at 11:59:59 PM (CST). Late entries will not be accepted.
Audition Excerpts
HS Choir ** - Orchestra * - Band (Wind/Perc) - Jazz Band - ML Choir
* Violin correction posted on May 2, 2014.
** HS Choir repertoire updated on Aug 24, 2014 to include the Engelhardt commissioned piece.
Clinic Proposals for 2015 In-Service Workshop

Call for Presenters

KMEA is accepting proposals for clinic sessions at the 2015 In-Service Workshop. Deadline for submitting proposals is October 1, 2014.
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20 -KCOMTEPS online registration & payment postmark deadline
28 -KCOMTEPS, Senseney Music & Wichita State, (Sep. 28-29)


1 -KMR deadline - (Winter Issue)
1 -2015 ISW Clinic Proposals due
1 -2015 Hall of Fame nominations due
1 -2015 Outstanding Music Educator nominations due
1 -2015 Honor Administrator nominations due
3 -2014-15 All-State Middle Level Choir - deadline for uploading mp3 audition recordings
No entries will be accepted after this date
4 -2015 ISW Scheduling Meeting @ Friends U.
4 -Kansas Orff Chapter Workshop @ Sunset Elementary, Salina
10 -2014-15 District/State HS Choir registration deadline
No entries for state choir will be accepted after this date
24 -2014-15 All-State Middle Level Choir - Audition Fee postmark deadline
($5 per audition)

24 -2014-15 All-State Middle Level Choir - Judging ends


1 -2014-15 All-State Middle Level Choir - Late Audition Fee postmark deadline
($20 per audition)

The late fee will be assessed on all fees postmarked after Oct. 24, 2014.
All entries not paid by this date will be disqualified.
1 -2015 ISW Pre-Registration begins
1 -2015 ISW Program Advertising open (tentative)
10 -2014-15 All-State Middle Level Choir roster TBA
24 -2015 Instrumental Live Audition registration open (tentative)