The Alaska Music Educators Association is the local affiliate of NAfME (formerly MENC), 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.
As a member of NAfME, you also become a member of the Alaska Music Educators Association. As a member of AMEA, you can, personally, affect what is happening in music education. We need you to become active in the AMEA!
The Frank and Carol Pinkerton Orchestral String Instrument Scholarship supports outstanding candidates who wish to pursue careers as orchestra teachers. Frank and Carol Pinkerton lived in Alaska for 46 years, and were active music educators and performers. The Pinkertons are dedicated to ensuring that future generations of talented Alaskan musicians have the resources to pursue careers as music educators.
The Frank and Carol Pinkerton Orchestral String Instrument Scholarship is for students who display talent, dedication to the pursuit of a career in music education and a serious commitment to an advanced music education study program in a recognized music school, college, or university. Students of violin, viola, cello and string bass are eligible to apply. Students may be graduating high school seniors or currently enrolled at an institute of higher education.
The Frank and Carol Pinkerton Orchestral String Instrument Scholarship awards successful applicants up to $1,500. The scholarship will be paid directly to the applicant’s university to cover tuition, musical instruction or other direct musical expenses.
Applicant must demonstrate motivation and musical potential.
Applicant must be pursuing a degree in music education with an emphasis in string instruments.
Applicant must be an Alaska resident.
Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or currently enrolled college student.
Applicants must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
Applicant must be pursuing a career in the field of music education and be enrolled full-time by the beginning of the semester in which the award will be used.
Successful applicants are eligible to reapply; preference will be given to previous awardees.
The applicant understands the award could be rescinded in any of the following circumstances:
Applicant fails to submit student ID number and university information to the Alaska Community Foundation.
Applicant does not enroll full-time for the semester/quarter in which the award is to be in effect.
Applicant is placed on academic and/or disciplinary probation.
Applicant does not make satisfactory academic progress.
Applicant no longer meets the scholarship qualifications.
The scholarship application must be completed through The Alaska Community Foundation’s (ACF) online application system. The online application can be accessed through www.alaskacf.org/scholarships.
Please contact ACF with any questions about the online application system or scholarship program at email@example.com or 907-334-6700.
IMPORTANT: Successful applicants must submit their student ID number and program information to ACF before their award can be disbursed. If this is unavailable at the time of application submit by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (907-274-6710) as soon as it becomes available.
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Submission deadline: February 15, 2014
Age categories: K-8, 9-12, Collegiate
NAfME is seeking original music written by student composers for featured performance in the Young Composer Concert at the National In-Service Conference in Nashville, TN in October 2014.
In an exciting innovation, winning compositions for band, orchestra, chorus, and jazz ensemble will be considered for performance by an NAfME National Honors Ensemble at the 2014 conference.
Up to ten winning composers will receive cash awards of $150, thanks to the generous support of the European American Musical Alliance (Dr. Philip Lasser, president) and the Double R Foundation. All entrants will receive written evaluations of their compositions.
Please direct questions, comments, and suggestions to:
Dr. Daniel Deutsch
Council for Music Composition Chair
National Association for Music Education
(631) 223-6284 (cell)
The Alaska Music Educators Association will host the biennial state conference in Fairbanks, January 10-11, 2014. Session proposals are now being accepted. Click here to submit proposal.
For more information about submitting session proposals, please email or call Ginny Reese at: email@example.com or (425) 712-9632.
Information for exhibitors interested in attending the conference will be posted soon.
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.”