Applications are opening soon for the Dorothy Land Grant for music classroom projects. Please check back soon. 

FEMEA has allocated $2,500 for the 2017-2018 school year for the purpose of providing grants to our current members. A limited number of grants will be awarded, up to $1,000 each. FEMEA may choose to provide partial funding for any grants submitted. The purpose is to encourage teachers to develop projects that promote research, creative teaching and innovation, and exemplary models of teaching in the elementary music classroom.

Grant Policies

  • Grant funds must be used from April through April.     
  • Grant money should not be used to purchase everyday supplies normally included in the regular school budget.   
  • Requests for equipment will not be granted unless the equipment is for the project activities.     
  • Applicants must be current members of FEMEA by September 30 of the application year.     
  • The project must have the approval of the school principal or authorized school district staff person.       

The Grant Recipient Agrees To:

  1. Author a 200 word abstract or summary, to be submitted for possible publication in the Florida Music Director magazine and/or the FEMEA website. Photos are encouraged.
  2. Participate in the Curriculum Fair at the Clinic/Conference following the awarding of the grant.
  3. Provide a financial statement of the project expenditures with the receipts included. This statement must be received on or before June 30.
  4. Permit FEMEA to publish the project and distribute it to the FEMEA if desired.    

Application Process:

Congratulations to our 2017-18 Dorothy Land Past President’s Grant winners:


Janine Jones, Osceola Magnet School, Indian River
"Uke Can Do It!" A classroom set of Ukuleles will be purchased for use in grades 3, 4, and 5, as well as an after-school club for 5th graders.

Erin Hemond - Sunridge Elementary, Orange
"Recorders for All" Students will be able to "rent" their own recorder for the year and turn it in when the year ends.

Shaun Bennett-Ortega Elementary, Duval
"Calypso in Classroom, Community, and Beyond" The funds will be used to purchase a new double second steel pan, host a guest artist, and perform for their community.


Thank you to all of our FEMEA members for making these dreams possible. The Dorothy Land Past President’s Grant is funded through your FEMEA membership contributions, and the Janice Lancaster Professional Development Scholarship is funded through our merchandise sales. I hope you will take advantage of hearing about and seeing displays of these fabulous projects at our FEMEA Curriculum Fair next January at the FMEA Professional Development Conference.