Arizona Music News

A Publication of the Arizona Music Educators Association

February 2021

Did you miss the 2021 AMEA Online Conference?

You can still purchase access to recordings of all the sessions, which will be available through May 1, 2021. You can do so using this form. Also, if you've already attended the conference and would like to access the recordings, you can do so using the same form.
Brian Murphy and Scott Burgener

Brian Murphy is the 2021 AMEA Music Educator of the Year!

Congratulations to Brian Murphy, Director of Orchestras at Mesa Community College, on his selection as the 2021 AMEA Music Educator of the Year! Brian is pictured above (left) holding the famous AMEA belt that has been passed down through the years, with AMEA President Scott Burgener (right).

Additional Hall of Fame Award Winners

Congratulations also to the following recipients of the 2021 AMEA Hall of Fame Awards which were presented at the AMEA Conference. You can watch the video of the awards presentation if you missed it!
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Ideas for Recruitment of Music Students

We all need to be thinking about how to boost the enrollment in our programs post-pandemic. Stephanie Campbell, AMEA Secretary and Advocacy Chair, has provided this list of ideas for you to think about when looking at recruiting students into your program next year.

AMEA and Constituent Board Elections

Elections are coming up soon for the AMEA Board of Directors and the boards of our constituent organizations. Ballots will be completed online, and voting will open on March 1. You will receive more information soon! These elected officers will serve from 2021 to 2023.

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David Waggoner, Executive Director

Scott Burgener, President