2020 FMEA Professional Development Conference

Celebrating Musical Excellence: Past, Present & Future
January 8-11, 2020

Thank you in advance for submitting a session proposal or performance application for the FMEA 2020 Professional Development Conference. We strive to promote professional insight that will be most beneficial to the music educators in Florida.

The conference theme is "Celebrating Musical Excellence: Past, Present & Future." It is preferable that your proposal(s) have a connection to the conference theme for an overall uniformity of vision. All session proposal submissions should be consistent with current educational trends, promote curricular experiences that lead to a better cultural understanding, and allow educators to create, perform, and respond to music that in turn instills lifelong values for learning and participation.

You are only permitted to submit a total of three (3) session proposals for this conference.

You will be required to select a Professional Development Module that directly relates to your session as we work together to increase educator effectiveness and results for all students. This will be a wonderful opportunity for our members to see how relevant your presentation is to their teaching. Below is the list of modules to consider for your proposals:

  • Music Assessment & Evaluation
  • Music and Cross-Curricular Connections (e.g., reading, mathematics, science, STEM)
  • Innovations/Diversity (e.g., innovative instructional strategies, diverse music making, diverse ensembles)
  • Music Performance, Pedagogy, Literature
  • Music Teacher Professionalism and Leadership (e.g., classroom management, beginning teacher sessions)
  • Diverse Learners (e.g., educational, cultural, linguistic, K-20 and beyond)
  • Health & Wellness
  • Other

Each proposal will be submitted to the FMEA Conference Planning Committee for consideration. Notification of acceptance will be made by the end of June, 2019. If you are NOT a member of FMEA or NAfME, you must first Join FMEA, unless you are an exhibitor applying for a Product Showcase session.

Please Note: This web form is only for submitting a formal proposal to present or perform. If you would merely like to suggest topics for clinic sessions, please e-mail your suggestion to your component organization's clinics chair, a member of the conference planning committee, or the FMEA President.

If Accepted please be aware of the following FMEA policies:

  • Presenters living in Florida must register for the conference.*
  • Presenters living in Florida must be current members of FMEA.
  • Presenters living outside of Florida must be current members of NAfME.
  • Presenters are responsible for all expenses, including but not limited to: travel, hotel, meals, conference registration, and materials.

*Presenters of Industry Product Showcase sessions must be an Exhibitor, and therefore will not need to register for the conference separately.

Demonstration Groups
If you are submitting a proposal for a session that will include any performers as a demonstration ensemble, please be aware of the following:
  • It is recommended that demonstration ensembles be limited to 15 students or less. Ensembles of more than 15 students will still be considered, but available space will be a contributing factor when the committee decides on sessions to accept.
  • If you are not the director or teacher of the student performers in the demonstration ensemble, their teacher/director must be added as a clinician for the session. This will ensure that they will be able to order name badges for the students as part of their conference registration.
  • FMEA does not provide instruments, music stands, or any other equipment for Demonstration Groups other than chairs and a P.A. system.
Indemnity Clause:
FMEA reserves the right to change the conference/workshop content, timing, speakers or venue without notice. The event may be postponed or cancelled due to acts of terrorism, war, extreme weather conditions, industrial action, less than expected delegates or any event beyond the control of FMEA. If such a situation arises, FMEA will endeavor to reschedule the event; however, FMEA cannot be held responsible for any cost, damage or expenses which may be incurred by the registrant as a consequence of the event being postponed or cancelled. Some registrants consider travel insurance to cover the cost of the registration, travel and expenses for these types of situations. FMEA is not responsible for any registrant’s personal injury (i.e., physical, psychological, or emotional stress) or property damages while attending an FMEA conference or event. Conference registrants assume all risks inherent in attending an FMEA conference for which the registration covers, whether before, during or after the conference.

Please select what you would like to submit:

You can edit your previously submitted proposals from your Member Page.

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