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Kansas Educators Association
Kansas Music Review

2014 Winter Issue
Now Online!


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.

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The Boston Brass - 2015 President's Concert

sponsored by
Kansas Music Educators Association
in partnership with
Rent My Instrument & Jupiter Instruments
Century II Concert Hall
Wichita, KS
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
8:00 PM
Admission: FREE!
2015 In-Service Workshop Registration

for the 2015
In-Service Workshop

NAfME Online renewal
NAfME membership must be current (exp. 3/2015 or later) prior to registering for ISW.

Online Pre-Registration for the 2015 In-Service Workshop will remain open through February 14 for active members. NAfME membership must expire in March 2015 or later in order to attend the conference. After February 14 all registrations must be submitted in person at the registration table at ISW.

Are you a new teacher this year? Come have lunch on us!
Register for the New Teacher Luncheon held on Saturday at the In-Service Workshop. This event is sponsored by the KMEA Mentoring Program. Attendees will have a chance to meet with KMEA leaders while enjoying a free catered lunch. In order to be eligible for this event, you must be: 1) new to the profession, 2) teaching at the K-12 level, 3) in your first year of teaching.

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.

Exhibitors are invited to advertise in the ISW conference program. - More info...
2014-15 All-State Groups
All-State Rosters
1234A Band - 56A Band - HS Choir - Orchestra - Jazz Band - ML Choir

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State Instrumental Live Auditions
Online registration for State Instrumental Live Auditions is open.
Get more information.
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.
Instrumental Live Auditions
2014-2015 Instrumental Live Auditions will be held January 10, 2015. The weather contingency date will be one week later on January 17, 2015.

Important reminders about State Instrumental Live Audition registration
  • Instrumental Directors... Make sure that you create Audition Entries for your students who are auditioning for State Instrumental Live Auditions. Simply entering a student's name or "Instrument Preferences" does not register a student for an audition.
  • The audition fee Invoice is accessible under the Auditions tab (after auditions have been saved).
  • All directors who have students participating in the instrumental live auditions are required to participate in the audition process. All directors will be assigned a job. If you have a job preference, please contact the state band chairs as soon as possible (1234band at or 56band at Job assignments will be sent out to directors before Christmas.
  • For technical questions about the All-State Group Manager, contact the KMEA Webmaster (webmaster at
KSHSAA Assistant Director Position
Fine Arts Administrator

The Kansas State High School Activities Association is seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Executive Director for Administration of Music, Speech/Debate and Spirit activities.

Position Description

KSHSAA Website

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Events & Deadlines
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31 -Instrumental Live Audition registration & fee postmark deadline
($30 per audition)


1 -KMR publication deadline - (Convention Issue)
9 -Instrumental Live Audition registration & fee postmark deadline
($50 per audition)

10 -Instrumental Live Auditions @ Salina-Central
On-Site Registration: ($100 per audition, paid at KMEA HQ)
14 -Instrumental Live Auditions results will be posted by this date
... if auditions take place on Jan. 10
17 -Instrumental Live Auditions contingency date
21 -Instrumental Live Auditions results will be posted by this date
... if auditions take place on Jan. 17
24 -Kansas Orff Chapter Workshop @ (site TBA)


1 -2015 ISW Program Advertising deadline
1 -2015 ISW College Credit Application to be posted online
1 -2015 NAfME Collegiate Chapter of the Year application postmark deadline
1 -2015 NAfME Collegiate State Officer candidate application postmark deadline
1 -2015 All-State Scholarship application postmark deadline
1 -2015 Tri-M Scholarship application postmark deadline
1 -2015 F. Robert Hollowell Scholarship application postmark deadline
2 -2015 NAfME Collegiate ISW Registration postmark deadline
14 -2015 ISW Pre-Registration postmark deadline
15 -ISW Performance Repertoire Report to be finalized by directors
20 -2015 Tri-M Chapter ISW Registration deadline
24 -2015 ISW College Credit Application postmark deadline
26 -KMEA Board Meeting
26 -2015 KMEA In-Service Workshop (Feb. 26 - 28)
27 -2015 All-State Middle Level Choir performance, Century II
28 -2015 High School All-State Groups performances, Century II