October, 2017

February 2-3, 2018

Your AMEA Conference Committee is busy planning and organizing the 2018 In-Service Conference. Please see the upcoming Winter Issue of the Arizona Music News for session descriptions and highlights.

Register NOW

Letters notifying clinicians will be sent out in early November.

Free Administrator Clinics Offered

AMEA is very excited about this opportunity provided to administrators at our Annual In-Service Conference again this year. On Friday, February 2 at the Phoenix Marriott Mesa Convention Center, we will be holding informative clinics that will encourage open dialogue with experts in the field of music teacher evaluation and will provide concrete tools and resources to assist in assessment and program growth and effectiveness.

Please take the time to invite your Administrator(s) to the Conference. What a perfect opportunity for you to present our professionalism and powerful place in the field of education!

Below you will find a downloadable PDF. A direct link for registration for your administrators is

ABODA Updates ~

Congratulations to Bob Edgar

Please congratulate Bob Edgar, Director of Bands at Williams Field High School as the new ABODA President-Elect.

Fall Orchestra Festival

This year over seventy orchestras from across the state participated in our Annual Fall Orchestra Festival. This year the festival was spread of two dates and four high schools. Thank you to Highland and Campo Verde High Schools, Gilbert; and Tucson High Magnet School, for hosting.

Conference Audition Application

Please use the following link to submit to be considered as a performing ensemble on the ABODA track at the 2018 AMEA In-Service Conference. All application materials must be submitted by October 31, 2017 and received by the ABODA President prior to the 11/6/17 ABODA Board meeting.

Audition Application

AzSGM Updates ~

Inspiring Upper Elementary Students through General Music

Saturday, Nov. 18th, 9am-12pm

35707 North 33rd Lane

Phoenix, AZ

John Denton will be focusing on capturing the magic and skill building structure of Orff and Kodaly through Ukulele, Choral Singing, World Music Drumming, and Music Technology. Strategies for implementing movement and composition will also be discussed. All info and music will be original and geared towards 5th-8th Grade General Music Students.

ACE updates ~

* Please note the changes in the Handbook regarding the Solo portion of the Regional and All-State Audition process.

*Congratulations to all who were selected to participate in the All-State Jazz/Show Choirs. Please join us on Saturday, November 18, for the performance at Desert Vista High School.

*ACE is currently in need of a Secretary to serve on the Board. Strengthen your skills; give back to your association; boost your resume; and network with those who have a common interest. If you are interested in this position, please contact Camille Coffey, ACE President.

High School Fall Choral Festival

Tuesday 10/24 at Palo Verde High School 1302 S Avenida Vega, Tucson, AZ 85710

Wednesday 10/25 in beautiful Snowflake, AZ

Thursday/Friday 10/26-27 on the Chandler-Gilbert Community College Pecos Campus,

2626 E Pecos Rd, Chandler, AZ 85225

Deadlines * heads up!

ABODA Fall Concert Band Festival Registration 10/27/2017

AMEA 8th Grade AS Band Online Audition Submission 10/27/2017

AMEA ES/JH AS 6th/7th Grade Band Nomination Registration 10/27/2017

AMEA So AZ ES/JH Honor Band Nomination Registration - (gr 5-8) 10/27/2017

AMEA So AZ ES/JH Honor Orch Nomination Registration - (gr 5-8) 10/27/2017

ABODA State Marching Championships Registration 11/6/2017

AMEA HS S & E Festival Registration - (Tier 1 Live) 11/17/2017

AMEA Regional Audition Registrations 11/17/2017

ABODA All-State Jazz Band Live Auditions Registration 11/17/2017

AMEA ES/JH AS Choir Nomination Registration 11/27/2017

AMEA ES/JH AS Orchestra Nomination Registration 11/27/2017

AMEA So AZ ES/JH Honor Band Participation Registration 12/1/2017

AMEA So AZ ES/JH Honor Orchestra Participation Registration 12/1/2017

ABODA Area Concert Festivals Registration 12/8/2017

ABODA Area Jazz Festivals Registration 12/8/2017

ABODA EL/MS Band Festivals Registration 12/8/2017

ABODA EL/MS Orchestra Festivals Registration 12/8/2017

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