The Alaska Music Educators Association is the local affiliate of NAfME, the National Association for Music Education. We are a dedicated group of concerned and involved music teachers, working to positively impact the direction of music education to the benefit of students across the State of Alaska.
Membership in the Alaska Music Educators Association is included with your paid membership to NAfME. As a member of AMEA, you can personally affect what is happening in music education. We need you to become active in AMEA!
Your AMEA leadership is busy planning for the upcoming biennial, State Professional Development Conference set for January 8-9, 2016 in Anchorage. This is YOUR conference, and there are several ways you can help make sure that it meet your professional needs:
~propose a session you would like to present
~suggest a presenter you would like to see
~suggest a topic/session you would like to attend and we'll try to find a presenter who can deliver that.
The categories are elementary, choral, band, strings, and general interest and collegiate.
Use the link below to submit your proposal(s), and direct any questions you have to AMEA State Executive, Ginny Reese, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to access proposal site: http://amea.seainternet.com/
October 1, 2015 is the deadline for submissions.
The audition site is open for the 2015 All-National Honor Ensembles.Below is the timeline and link to the site. You may contact Scorr Sheehan, NAfME Program Chairman, with any questions you have at: scott_sheehan @verizon.net Good Luck!
January 2015 Conductors announced
May 8, 2015 Application process is closed
May 13, 2015 NAfME sends lists to states for rankings
May 20, 2015 State rankings are due to NAfME
May 23, 2015 Selections meeting
June 8, 2015 Initial notifications are sent from NAfME office
July 1, 2015 Student deadline to accept and send payment
September 1, 2015 Chaperones from states are secures
August 15, 2015 Music distributed
October 26-29, 2015 All-National Honors Ensemble - Nashville, TN
NAfME 44th Biennial
Northwest Division Conference
February 12-15, 2015
(Registration opens at 5 pm on February 12.)
Spokane Convention Center
334 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane WA 99201
For more information and to pre-register for the conference click here.
Several Alaska schools have brought this program to their music classrooms. The beginning units in this curriculum introduce basic soprano recorder technique as well as repertoire selections that students will perform in the culminating concert. Further units explore the repertoire from other perspectives, including listening, analysis, performance, creative projects, and experiential activities. For more information, click on the following link:
The Colony High School Marching Band under the direction of Jamin Burton is going to the Rose Bowl Parade and competition in 2014. Colony High is in the Mat-Su Borough School District, the second largest school district in Alaska, with approximately 17,000 students at 45 sites. Beginning in 2011, Mr. Burton put together the application for CHS Marching Band to the Tournament of Roses Parade officials, including a letter of support from Superintendent Dr. Deena M. Paramo. “Directed by Mr. Jamin Burton, Colony High School Marching Band will provide a dose of geographic diversity for the Rose Bowl Parade,” she said. “In addition to its musicianship and stellar marching ability, I know you will find the Colony High Marching Band to be unique and entertaining,” she told the parade officials. “The band includes an award-winning drum line, and two members were selected from last year’s band to march in the 2011 Macy’s Great American Marching Band in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.” Other accomplishments by the band include marching in the 2010 Sugar Bowl Parade in New Orleans, the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Parade, and the 2006 National Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C. Mr. Burton said, “Being accepted by the Rose Bowl is a goal that the band has been working toward for the last eight years. We are honored and excited to represent Colony, the Mat-Su Borough School District, and the state of Alaska in this honored tradition.”