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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.

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Kansas Music Review - 2015 Spring Issue
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NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles
The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles represent the top performing high school musicians in the United States. In October 2015, the ensembles will perform in Nashville, Tennessee under the baton of leaders in the field of music education. The NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles are represented in the following components:

Concert Band · Mixed Choir · Symphony Orchestra · Jazz Ensemble

For more information on eligibility and application: NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles.
2016 ISW Performance Groups

ISW Performance Group Applications

KMEA is accepting applications for performance at the 2016 In-Service Workshop. The postmark deadline for mailing completed audition applications is May 15, 2015.
2016 ISW Clinic Proposals

Call for Presenters

KMEA is accepting proposals for clinic sessions at the 2016 In-Service Workshop. Deadline for submitting proposals is October 1, 2015.
Music Education Advocacy Day at the Capitol
On Thursday, March 12, representatives from KMEA, along with the Washburn Jazz Combo and the 1st Infantry Division Brass Quintet "Big Red One" from Fort Riley spent part of the day with Kansas legislators discussing the importance of Music In Our Schools.

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Gretchen Bixler elected - Craig Manteuffel completes service
Craig Manteuffel has completed his service on the KMEA board having served in various capacities as both a chair and an elected officer at the district and state levels and has rotated out of the KMEA Executive Council. KMEA thanks Craig for his countless hours of dedicated service to music education.

At the 2015 In-Service Workshop, Avian Bear handed the gavel to Martha Gabel as the new KMEA President for the 2015-2017 biennium. Avian will serve as Vice President during that time.

KMEA is pleased to announce that Gretchen Bixler has been elected as President-Elect, and will eventually serve as President for the 2017-2019 biennium. She previously served on the KMEA state board as President of the South Central District of KMEA.

Craig Manteuffel
Hays

President
2011-2013

Avian Bear
Stilwell

President
2013-2015

Martha Gabel
Olathe

President
2015-2017

Gretchen Bixler
Goddard

President
2017-2019
KMEA Hall of Fame - Class of 2015
KMEA is proud to announce the newest inductees into the Kansas Music Educators Association Hall of Fame. Click on the photos below to read their bios.
2015 KMEA Hall of Fame

Ray James

Arthur Jay Steinberg
2015 Kansas Music Educator of the Year
Mike Quilling, Deerfield High School
KMEA congratulates 2015 Kansas Music Educator of the Year Mike Quilling, music instructor at Deerfield High School. A surprise award presentation was made at Mike's school by KMEA Vice President Craig Manteuffel, and Mike was further recognized at the In-Service Workshop.


ISW Performance Recordings

Professional audio recordings for all performance events at the In-Service Workshop are available exclusively through Shhh Audio Productions.

2015 In-Service Workshop
Performance Recordings


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Jazz · Percussion · Chamber
All-State Groups
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MAY 2015

1 -2014-2015 Tri-M Chapter of the Year Application postmark deadline
1 -2016 All-State instrumental audition excerpts to be posted (tentative)
8 -2015 NAfME All-National Ensembles application deadline
15 -2016 ISW Performance Groups application postmark deadline
15 -2016 Composition Competition application postmark deadline
31 -Kodály Teacher Certification @ WSU (May 31 - Jun. 12)

JUNE 2015

5 -KMEA Board meeting @ Friends University (Jun. 5-6)
6 -KMEA Board meeting @ Friends University (Jun. 5-6)
24 -NAfME National Assembly, Washington, D.C. (Jun. 24 - 29)