Next Generation Sunshine State Standards
You can find the new Sunshine State Standards for Music at:................................ http://www.floridastandards.org/standards/flstandardsearch.aspx. Search by "subject area" and then "grade" to get the standards that meet your needs.
New Music Resource Guide!
Did you know that we have a Music Resource Guide? The Resource Guide has lists of private teachers, accompanists, and performers in South Florida. Please email Michelle Berra (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you'd like to be added to the list. If you wish to be added you must include your name, contact information, email, and locations that you serve.
NAfME is the New MENC
MENC has changed its name. MENC is now MAfME (National Association for Music Education). If you go to menc.org you can find a tremendous amount of valuable information. You can follow NAfME on twitter and see many articles, updates on legislation, and new research! It's a great way to stay connected.
DCMEA will be producing a monthy newsletter. Please email Michelle Berra (email@example.com) if you have news, concerts, interesting articles, or ideas about other types of information that you would like to see included.
Ted Talks: Worth Your Time!
You must take a few minutes to watch this great talk on Classical Music. This is from the "About the Talk" section of the website: "Benjamin Zander has two infectious passions: classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it--and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilites, new experiences, new connections."
Miami Music Project
Funded in part by the Knight Foundation and led by Maestro James Judd as the Artistic Director, the Miami Music Project is offering the highest standard in quality arts education in our schools.
The Miami Music Project supports the Sunshine State Standards and is subject to a rigorous evaluation process. The activities of the program include:
Student-engaging interactive music performances
Vital historical and social context during and after the performances through discussions and educational materials
Study guides and suggestions for teachers and educators for further study
Live web casts of the performances
An evaluation of student progress during the academic year through pre-and post tests.