WYOMING WINDSONG - MARCH 2016 - NEWS-IN-BRIEF
ON THE BALLOT
- President Elect: Lila Kennah
- Band Vice President: Brian Redmond
- Secondary Vice President: Kurt Sand
- In-Ovation Vice President: Michael Jaycox
We also welcome to the board, Sharon Reetz, Southwest District President, and Jason Bennett, Northeast District President.
MARCH IS MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH
MIOSM is NAfME’s annual celebration to engage music educators, students, and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools.
Music In Our Schools Month began in 1973 as a single statewide Advocacy Day and celebration in New York. It grew over the decades to become a month-long celebration of school music in 1985.
Visit NAfME's MIOSM page for ideas to celebrate Music in YOUR schools!
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MATCHING FUNDS GRANT - apply now!!
Any current member of WMEA is eligible to apply.
Apply online today:
KUHN MEMORIAL AND LES PARSONS SCHOLARSHIPS
WMEA supports two scholarships ... the Les Parsons Scholarship for a high school senior and the Ron and Virginia Kuhn Memorial Scholarship for college/university music majors who have completed at least one semester of higher education.
Visit our website for more information. Application deadline April 1st.
2017 OPENING NIGHT CONCERT: CALLING ALL CHOIRS
Choir application deadline May 1st.
NEWS from NAfME
Exploring the Rhythmic Timelines of Southern Benin in the General Music Classroom
by Jennifer Mellizo
The inclusion of world music from a variety of cultures and traditions within the general music curriculum creates valuable opportunities for students to experience music in ways that are both culturally and pedagogically beneficial. By exploring the connection between the fields of ethnomusicology and music education, we can expand our current body of world music resources ... More
Scholarship Resources for Music Students
There are many scholarship and grant opportunities available to high school and college students involved in music education and music performance. NAfME maintains a resource page for Tri-M Honor Society and NAfME Collegiate members. For more information on these scholarships, please visit the websites referenced in the listings. More