Thursday, January 10, 2019
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Tampa Convention Center
- Grade Levels
- Sponsored By
You won’t want to miss this session of innovative recorder lessons and games. They are designed to grow children’s skills and musicality, while motivating them to bring their recorders to class and practice at home. This session is guaranteed to be more fun than you’ve ever had with a recorder in your face! (Free recorders provided for attendees!)
Artie N. Almeida
Bear Lake Elementary
Dr. Artie Almeida recently retired after 37 years in the public schools. She was the music specialist at Bear Lake Elementary in Orlando, where she taught 1200 K-5 students. Her dynamic student music ensembles have performed for NAfME, AOSA, and on the NBC Today Show. Look for The Bear Lake Sound in the upcoming music education advocacy documentary “Marching Beyond Halftime.”
Artie was Florida Music Educator of the Year and also selected as an International Educator 2006 by the Cambridge England Biographical Society. She was a Teacher of the Year at the school level 6 times, Seminole County Teacher of the Year and was recently chosen as a University of Central Florida Alumni of the Decade. She taught K-5 Music Methods classes at the University of Central Florida for 27 years, as well as Applied Saxophone and Early Childhood Music & Movement at two area state colleges. Artie is included in the publications Who’s Who in American Education, and Great Minds of the 21st Century.
The FMEA Professional Development Conference and All-State Ensembles are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.