Register now for CASMEC!
February 16-19, 2017
San Jose Fairmont and Convention Center
170 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
 *New for this year:  Registration will be in the San Jose Convention Center
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM on Thursday, Feb 16
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM on Friday, Feb 17
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM on Saturday, Feb 18
CASMEC Registration and more information is available on the conference website -
Registration for current CMEA members:
$190 - Active Music Educators
$35 - Retired Music Educators
$25 - Collegiate Student Members
2017 Choral Leadership AcademyChoral Students and Directors click here!
2017 JAM! Just Add Music
If you know a TK-5th Classroom Teacher interested in learning new strategies for integrating music into their classroom, share a link to our JAM! Just Add Music! mini-conference page.  
Casting a Wider Net - A new one-day summit!  April 22, 2017 at Asuza Pacific University  
Click here for more information.
Broadening access points to music education & promoting creativity for all students, Kindergarten through University  *For all current music educators & music education students*

California’s 4 ArtsEd Organizations (CAEA, CDEA, CETA, and CMEA) have collaborated to create an Local Control Funding Formula (LCAP) Resource for music and arts educators!  Click here to see how you can ensure music education is included in your school district’s LCAP.”

How Can you help? Click Here


The Governor has signed AB 2862 and SB916 into law!   We made a difference for arts education in California!
Thank you to all for your diligence and hard work in this five year journey to update our VAPA Standards.  And now our Theatre and Dance colleagues will have equity with us!
We have come a long, long way in the past few years.  
Thank you to Russ Sperling for the Visionary Dream, to Mike Stone for the perseverance, and to Lynne Faulks for being our boots on the Capitol floors for the past 3 years!
It is time to Congratulate and Celebrate!
Thank you to all for your continued hard work on behalf of Music and Arts Education for all students in California.
Scott Hedgecock
CMEA President
This link is to the Governor's list of bills signed on Monday, September 26, 2016:

AB 2862 (O'Donnell), the CMEA Sponsored bill for updating our VAPA Standards was just passed in the Assembly 68-0! Now on to the Senate. 

Your work as a membership in making calls and contacts to your legislators makes the difference! Thank you for being there when we needed you. Now the process repeats itself in the Senate.

Also, SB 916 (Allen), the Theatre and Dance credential bill (TADA) was passed unanimously out of the Senate and moves to the Assembly. 

A good day for Arts Education in California!