CMEA is working diligently to support your needs during the pandemic. We are listening and we are right beside you at this time. To date 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. You can also attend our Friday/3 PM Professional Development Sessions with CASMEC. Please feel free to communicate with us to share your needs – we are here you for you!
In order to provide a place for music teachers to exchange ideas and create shared resources as we began to consider distance-remote learning, CMEA hosted an webinar on Monday, March 16, 2020 connecting nearly 80 music educators across the state. This google doc was, and continues to be, a resource to engage and sustain learning activities with our students in music.
All of the CMEA webinars are available here at our website and our YouTube channel – subscribe to the channel and receive automatic updates.
Performing Arts Aerosol Study
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.
A panel of District Arts Supervisors from across the United States (including current CMEA Advocacy Representative & former CMEA President Russ Sperling) as they discuss wrapping up the 2019–2020 school year.
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.