CMEA is working diligently to support your needs during the pandemic. We are in communication with national organizations to provide clarity and solutions of social distancing in music education classes, as well as appropriate instrument cleaning. We have also created and sent a position statement sharing the importance of music education in public schools to Governor Newson. Please feel free to communicate with us to share your needs – we are here you for you!
Update on CDPH Guidelines
CMEA met with California Department of Public Health (CDPH) in early June 2021 to discuss recommendations for getting music education back into the classroom safely. Follow this link for more information.
A number ofperforming arts organizations have joined forces to commission a study on the effects of COVID-19 on the return to the rehearsal hall. Specifically, the study will examine aerosol rates produced by wind instrumentalists, vocalists, and even actors, and how quickly those aerosol rates accumulate in a space.
Up-to-date news and resources for the arts and culture fields monitoring recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Federal and D.C. governments as developments evolve concerning the coronavirus.
May 5, 2020 webinar: What does science and data say about the near term future of singing? Presented by the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) with American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS), Performing Arts Medical Association (PAMA), and Chorus America.
SEL describes the development of skills in three domains: self, others, and responsible decision making. This NAfME resource describes how music educators are well-suited to help students develop socially and emotionally.
Panel discussion regarding realities concerning educational funding, impact on music education, and advocacy efforts to ensure music education continues to be a vital learning opportunity for all children. Presented by The NAMM Foundation in collaboration with NAfME.
This webinar discusses step-by-step instructions on how to proceed through the end of the year and protect music programs moving forward. Includes resources to communicate with site administration, parent/guardians, school board, and graduating students.
Overview of current and projected Emergency Federal Funding Packages, discussion of State budgets shortfalls and implications for Music Education, as well as national and state advocacy support for our return to school.