New President-Elect: Rosemary Pilonero

Congratulations to Rosemary Pilonero, the new FEMEA President-Elect. Rosemary currently teaches music at The Villages Elementary of Lady Lake in Lake County, and serves on the FEMEA Board of Directors as the chair of the Janice Lancaster Scholarship Committee. She will take office on July 1, 2015.

February 28 Workshop: South Florida

Join us for Jim Solomon's workshop “Musicianship through the Orff Approach.” The Orff approach to music education gives teachers the means of teaching total musicianship, because it concentrates on development of all three - knowledge, skills and artistic sensitivity - and it does so in a manner appropriate to children. Saturday, February 28, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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February 7 Workshop: North Florida

FEMEA and the Tallahassee Area Orff Chapter present "How'd They Learn That?! Process Teaching!" with an overview of "Making Kid Performances Rock!" with clinician Jim Solomon. Saturday February 7th 9am-3pm at Buck Lake Elementary School in Tallahassee. Online registration is closed, but you can register on-site

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Grant Application Deadline Extended

The Dorothy Land Past President's Grant offers $1000 to an elementary music teacher to encourage research, creative teaching and innovation, and exemplary models of teaching. Applications must be completed by February 15, 2015.

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Janice Lancaster Professional Development Scholoarship

Want to take an Orff Level Training? World Music Drumming Training? Pay for graduate studies? Attend a music education conference? FEMEA will award two $500 scholarships to members for use toward professional development of the members’ choice. Applications Due February 15, 2015.

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Florida Music Director Elementary Focus Issue

Elementary Music is the focus of the April 2014 Florida Music Director. Articles were written by your FEMEA Board Members.

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​Janice Lancaster Professional Development Scholarship Recipients

We had a unique situation this year, which resulted in 5 scholarship recipients. Three recipients were awarded $500, and 2 recipients were awarded $250 each. The recipients of a $500 scholarship are... Erin Hemond from Orange County, Orff Level 2 Katie Grace Miller from Orange County, Orff Level 2 Lindsay Roney from Orange County, Orff Level 2 The recipients of a $250 scholarship are... Lindsay Blanc from Hillsborough County, World Music Drumming Level 1 Steve Florio from Hillsborough County, World Music Drumming Level 1 Congratulations to all scholarship recipients!!

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The mission of the Florida Elementary Music Educators Association is to unite and support music educators in order to provide a high quality, comprehensive music education for all children.