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- Events | NMEA
All-State Festival Small School All-State Solo and Ensemble Command Performance EVENTS The Nevada Music Educators Association is dedicated to organizing meaningful and memorable events for students in Nevada. Every year, NMEA holds the All-State Festival, regional Solo & Ensemble festivals, professional development, and more. To learn more about a specific event, click an event on the menu above.
- Home | NMEA
A New look for NMEA! WHAT WE DO Learn more about what NMEA does for Nevada's music educators and students. OUR EVENTS Developing stronger musician's through positive experiences. OUR VOICE Supporting advocacy for school music programs and more. GET INVOLVED Join NMEA and be a part of the musical experience. Music is What's Cool at School Nevada All-State Music Festival Makes the News LAS VEGAS ( KLAS Channel 8 ) – There’s no need to jazz it up. It’s pretty swingin’ all on its own! Over a three day period at the beginning of the month, the Nevada Music Educators Association hosted upwards of a thousand middle and high school students from 45 middle schools and 53 high schools for this year’s All-State Festival. From workshops and rehearsals with leaders in their field at various schools, the bigger groups needed bigger rooms, including UNLV, Central Church in Henderson and the Las Vegas Academy. Read More Support Music Education in Nevada Support Music In Our Schools The mission of NMEA is serving music educators through professional development and mentorship, providing high quality and enriching musical experiences for all, and advancing music education through advocacy. Please consider making a donation so that NMEA can continue to provide enriching experiences to students across Nevada. Donate To Music Education Nevada Music Events
- Scholarships and Awards | NMEA
Scholarships and Awards NMEA is working hard to provide its members the best and most up to date resources for better teaching. More Information to come soon. Hughes & Jones Music Fund Grant Click HERE for Grant details Not available yet 2023 winner of the Hughes & Jones Music Fund Grant Peter R. Marsh Foundati on Requests can be submitted between September 1st and January 31st. Click here to learn more.
- Resources | NMEA
Resources NMEA is working hard to provide its members the best and most up to date resources for better teaching. Here you will find resources from other associations, the National Association for Music Education, and more. Sorting through the information so you don’t have to! Nevada Music Education Community: Nevada Music Teacher Association Nevada Marching Band Circuit Nevada Choral Directors Association Nevada String Teachers Association Las Vegas Youth Orchestra Honor Winds Southern Nevada Band Directors Association Nevada Music Camps: Lake Tahoe Music Camp Band Camp Reimagined SNBA Band Camp Other Resources: NAfME - Copyright Guidance for Performance NAfME - Jazz Education Resources NAMM - Educations Resources Music In Our Schools Month® (MIOSM®) Teaching Music
- Advocacy | NMEA
Advocacy NMEA is advocating for you! The Nevada Music Educators Association is working to advocate for your music students. This years focus has been on providing more opportunities to more music students and teachers in all regions of the state. Look for more exciting new to come this summer!! Helpful resources and tools CMA Foundation Advocacy Grant Program Reach out to Nevada’s representatives HERE Arts Are Education Campaign NAfME Advocacy resources The Arts Education Toolkit NMEA and COVID-19 Find out the latest on COVID-19 and arts education in Nevada Read about how NAfME is addressing COVID-19 Nevada State Advocacy Information Legislative Session Info- Legislature Website Legislative Calendar Nevada NAfME State Advocacy Information Legislature Website Washington D.C. At NAfME’s National Leadership Assembly every June, NMEA board members travel to D.C. to meet with Nevada’s Representatives to advocate for music education in Nevada. NAfME is working hard to provide opportunities for MEA’s to meet with their representatives and share information on how to ensure all students can have music as a part of their education. Below are some materials you can provide to help advocate for your music programs!
- Command Performance | NMEA
Command Performance Directions for Command Performance The lists for those who qualify to audition for command performance will be sent out by S&E representatives at the completion of S&E. (Click here to see Southern Zone S&E Qualifiers) Register the students in your program using this google spr eadsheet: Command Performance Registration has Closed Follow the instructions in the spreadsheet For each entry make sure the YouTube video share settings set to “Unlisted” Email/Share the google spreadsheet with Will Daines, email@example.com Google Spreadsheet is due by May 4, 2023 The cost is $10.50 per entry Command Performance Entry Payment Link Make your payment as calculated by the google spreadsheet by May 4, 2023 using this link: Command Performance Entry Payment Link Click Here to see Results for NMEA Command Performance The Command Performance Winners will perform on Saturday May 13, 2023 at 7pm @ Pinecrest Sloan Canyon Campus Theater in Henderson, NV. This event will also be streamed live on Youtube and will be saved for future viewing. Click here to read the performance directions/option for your region or school. Related Documents Command Performance Directions Command Performance Registratio n has Closed Command Performance Entry Payment Link Click here to see Southern Zone S&E Qualifiers Command Perform ance Chair Will Dain es firstname.lastname@example.org
- Board | NMEA
NMEA_board_02-625x275_c eecfa64cdceb3de591b8edf55e227ba1-1-1170x367_c-625x275_c NMEA_board_01-625x275_c NMEA_board_02-625x275_c 1/4 NMEA TEAM Dedication and Passion The Board President Jonathan Ciaramitaro Bob Miller Middle School email@example.com President Elect Amy Symes K.O. Knudson Academy firstname.lastname@example.org Past President Paul Beuning Arbor View High School email@example.com Vice President Christi Blahnik Damonte Ranch High School Christiana.Blahnik@WashoeSchools.net Secretary Lhara Groberg Del Sol Academy Secretary@nmeamusic.org Northern Zone Rep Stephanie Van Orman Carson Middle School firstname.lastname@example.org Northeast Zone Rep David Roberson Wells Combined School email@example.com Southern Zone Rep Chris Pierson Chaparral High School firstname.lastname@example.org Southern Zone Rep Paul Kleemann Del Sol Academy email@example.com Southern Zone Rep Jonathan Baltera Sierra Vista HS firstname.lastname@example.org Washoe Zone Rep Kyle Overlay Mendive Middle School email@example.com Washoe Zone Rep Tim Wood Desert Skies Middle School firstname.lastname@example.org Chairs All-State Coordinator Nicolas Jacques Carson City Middle School email@example.com Small School All-State Coordinator Chris Hess Lander County Schools firstname.lastname@example.org Elementary Music Lynne Ricci Shelley Berkley Elementary School email@example.com Command Performance William Daines Thurman White Academy firstname.lastname@example.org HS Choir #1 Jonathan Baltera Sierra Vista HS email@example.com HS Choir #2 Megan Franke Las Vegas Academy firstname.lastname@example.org HS Choir #3 Lhara Groberg Del Sol Academy email@example.com HS Band #1 Christi Blahnik Damonte Ranch High School Christiana.Blahnik@WashoeSchools.net HS Band #2 Julio Vargas Clark High School Vargajc@nv.ccsd.net HS Band #3 Josh Matthews Coronado High School firstname.lastname@example.org Guitar Louis Syrovy Legacy High School email@example.com HS Orchestra #1 Brian Fox Carson City High School firstname.lastname@example.org HS Orchestra #2 Greg Maldonado West CTA email@example.com Jazz Band Southern Chair Pat Bowen Las Vegas Academy firstname.lastname@example.org Jazz Band Northern Chair Ron Eichstedt Reed High School RFEichstedt@WashoeSchools.net MS Mariachi Ramiro Benavides Monaco Middle School email@example.com HS Mariachi #1 David Rivera Las Vegas Academy of the Arts firstname.lastname@example.org HS Mariachi #2 Stephen Blanco High School email@example.com Mentorship Anthony Turner N/A firstname.lastname@example.org MS Band #1 Marisa Davidson Canarelli Middle School email@example.com MS Band #2 Kyle Overlay Mendive Middle School firstname.lastname@example.org MS Band #3 David Martinez Greenspun Middle School email@example.com MS Band #4 Quinlan Skinner Shaw Middle School firstname.lastname@example.org MS Choir #1 Portia McClure Theron L. Swainston Middle School email@example.com Professional Development Steven Eubanks University of Nevada, Reno firstname.lastname@example.org Music In Our Schools Month Briana Valley Coordinator email@example.com Southern S&E Paul Lowry Del Sol Academy of the Performing Arts firstname.lastname@example.org Washoe S&E Tamara Frazier North Valleys High School Tamara.Frazier@WashoeSchools.net Websmaster Matt Symes KO Knudson Academy of the Arts email@example.com State Executive State Executive David Morris firstname.lastname@example.org
- Elections | NMEA
NMEA and NAfME Elections NMEA The elections for the following NMEA executive board positions is now complete. NMEA would like to welcome our new President-Elect, Mr. Paul Kleeman and congratulate Ms. Lhara Groberg as our re-elected NMEA Secretary. Looking to get involved? There are other ways to serve NMEA. Here are other positions open that are not voted: Adjudication Chair If you are interested in any of the open positions you see above, please email the president or the state executive . NAfME National and Divisional elections are over this year! Click here to learn about the newly elected members.
- Middle School Band All-State | NMEA
Middle School Band All-State Festival The Nevada Music Educators Association All-State Festival features a middle school and high school level band. These ensembles include woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Students work closely with a guest conductor for two days before performing a final concert. Students who make the All-State bands are the top performers in Nevada. Middle school students audition to earn a spot in the ensemble. MS Band All-State Festival Sche dule and More 2023 All-State Festival Participation All-State Festival Participation Che cklist: Pay for Student All-State Festival P articipation fee $50 (Paypal) Music Directors Complete Director F orm Directors Pay for All-State Festival Director fee here $50 (Paypal) 2024 Book Hot el rooms (NMEA Group Room Rate Deadline: not available yet) 2023 All-State Festival Payments Pay for Student All-State Festival Participation fee $50 Pay for All-State Festival Director fee here $50 If you are paying by check please email David Morris the State Executive. Invoices can be requested by contacting David Morris the State Executive at email@example.com Mail all checks to 1125 Avenue of the Oaks #406, Sparks, NV. 89431. Please write checks out to the Nevada Music Educators Association. Middle School All-State Band Audition: The 2024 All-State Band Audition information will be coming soon. Books required for auditions are listed below. 2024 MS Allstate Band Audition Books Important Dates 2024 Registration deadline TBA Chairperson Marisa Davidson Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Committee Kyle Overlay Email: email@example.com David Martinez Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Related Documents 2023 All-State Audition Online Payment Click Here. (Opens to PayPal) 2024 MS Allstate Band Audition Books 2024 All State Middle School Band Audition Information Not available 2024 NMEA Middle School Allstate Band Rules Not available 2024 All-State MS Band Audition Rubric Not available 2024 Directors Form Not available 2023 Guest Conductor Chip De Stefano Director of Bands McCracken Middle School Skokie, Illinois Mr. De Stefano became Director of Bands at McCracken Middle School in Skokie, Illinois in 1996. Under his direction, the McCracken Middle School Symphonic Band has received first division ratings at all district and state organization contests of the Illinois Grade School Music Association (IGSMA) and has made multiple appearances at the Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) All-State Conference, University of Illinois Superstate Concert Band Festival, and NAfME North Central Division Conference. In 2006 and 2013 the Symphonic Band received an invitation to present at concert at the Midwest Clinic: An International Band and Orchestra Conference. In the Spring of 2007, the John Philip Sousa Foundation awarded the McCracken Symphonic Band the prestigious Sudler Silver Cup. Mr. De Stefano’s professional affiliations include the Illinois Music Education Association, the National Band Association, Phi Beta Mu, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. In 2022 he was recently honored with membership in the American Bandmasters Association. Mr. De Stefano is active nationally as a clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator. He’s conducted honor bands, festivals, and camps in Singapore, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan (scheduled), Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin, and throughout Illinois. In addition, he has presented conference sessions at the Midwest Clinic, Illinios Music Education Conference, Iowa Bandmasters Conference, Nebraska Music Educators Association State Conference, New England Band Director Instituted, Arkansas Tech University Band Director Workshop, NBA/IGSMA Band Director Workshop, Illinois State University Band Director Workshop and DuPage County Music Clinic. Mr. De Stefano is a recipient of over twenty National Band Association Citations of Excellence. He was awarded the Chicagoland Outstanding Music Educator Award in 2001, the IGSMA Barbara Buehlmann Young Conductor Award in 2004, the IGSMA Cloyd Meyers Memorial Award in 2011, and the Skokie Award for Artistic Excellence in 2016. Chip De Stefano Director of Bands McCracken Middle School Skokie, Illinois National Band Association Board of Directors, Middle School Representative All-Illinois Junior Band Board of Directors http://www.mccrackenband.com http://www.destefanomusic.com http://www.nationalbandassociation.org http://www.aijb.org
- Awards | NMEA
NMEA Awards Every year, NMEA members have the opportunity to nominate someone who has made an impact on music education in Nevada. There are four categories from which to nominate from; the Steve Maytan Service to Music Education Award, New Music Educator of the Year, Administrator of the Year, and Music Educator of the Year. Nominations are reviewed by the board, and individuals who are chosen are notified in early spring of each year. Nominations Nominations open TBA and close TBA Administrator of the Year Music Educator of the Year New Music Educator of the Year Steve Maytan, Service to Music Education NEW James Gillette, Small Schools Champion for Music Education
- Solo and Small Ensemble Festival | My Site
Solo and Small Ensemble Festival The Nevada Music Educators Association is proud to announce the Solo & Ensemble VIRTUAL Festival is here to stay! Students will have the opportunity to submit their videos this winter. NMEA hopes students across the state of Nevada will take advantage of this opportunity to receive quality feedback from the adjudicators hired. In person Solo and Small Ensemble Festival will once again take place in the Southern and Northern Zones. Scroll below to learn more about this Festival in your area. Virtual Solo and Small Ensemble Festival Virtual All Zones Date: 2024 TBA Registration: Now Closed Festival Payment: Now Available Below Link to the Virtual Festival Flyer 2023 Virtual Cost Virtual All Entries are $10 (NMEA Members) Now Available on Paypal Virtual All Entries are $20 (Non NMEA Members) Now Available on Paypal Virtual Solo & Ensemble Chair Paul Lowry Virtual and Southern Chair email@example.com Virtual Festival Forms and Documents: Virtual Procedures Solo/Ensemble Policy and Procedures Manual Judging Rubric How to Prepare a Solo or Ensemble (Sample Link) How to upload a Youtube Video The Judges Virtual Payment Options To pay online with a credit card through Pay pal Payment Link for NMEA Members Virtual S/E All Entries are $10 Payment Link Non NMEA Members Virtual S/E All Entries are $20 Click on the link above that applies to you. It should open into one shopping cart on PayPal. Then enter the quantity you are paying for. Complete the PayPal instructions for payment. Very Important: When you get to the last payment/ receipt screen on PayPal take a screen shot of the receipt and send your receipt to the State Executive at firstname.lastname@example.org To pay with a check: To request an invoice contact the State Executive at email@example.com Please write checks out to the Nevada Music Educators Association. Mail all checks to 1125 Avenue of the Oaks #406, Sparks, NV. 89431. In Person Solo and Small Ensemble Festival Southern Zone Festival Date : 2024 TBA Registration Deadline: TBA Festival Schedule Released: TBA Location: Del Sol Academy of the Arts 3100 E. Patrick Ln, Las Vegas NV, 89120 Registration: Registration is Now Closed In Person Solo & Ensemble Chairs Paul Lowry Virtual and Southern Chair firstname.lastname@example.org Tamara Frazier Northern Chair Tamara.Frazier@WashoeSchools.net Washoe/Northern Zone Festival Date: 2024 TBA Registration Deadline: TBA Festival Schedule R eleased: TBA Location: North Valley's High School 1470 E Golden Valley Rd, Reno, NV 89506 Registration : Registration is Closed 2023 In Person Festival Cost Solo $15.00 Duet $25.00 Small 3 – 9 $30.00 Large 10 – 16 $50.00 In Person Festival Forms and Documents: Solo/Ensemble Policy and Procedures Manual Judging Rubric In Person Payment Options To pay online with a credit card through Paypal: Solo Payment Link $15.00 Duet Payment Link $25.00 Small Payment Link 3 – 9 $30.00 Large Payment Link 10 – 16 $50.00 First click on each of the payment links above that apply to you. They should open into one shopping cart on PayPal. Then enter the quantity of each of the ensembles you are paying for. (ex. if you have 5 solos that you are paying for, put 5 in the quantity) Complete the PayPal instructions for payment. Very Important: When you get to the last payment/ receipt screen on PayPal take a screen shot of the receipt and send your receipt to the State Executive at email@example.com This will ensure that you can receive your medal and rating at the event. To pay with a check: To request an invoice contact the State Executive at firstname.lastname@example.org Please write checks out to the Nevada Music Educators Association. Mail all checks to 1125 Avenue of the Oaks #406, Sparks, NV. 89431. If you need an invoice, please request one by contacting the State Executive. email@example.com Command Performance Command Performance Directions for High School Music Directors is Not available yet.
- NMEA All-State Festival
Teacher Certificates for 2023 All-State now Available Certificates of Participation/Attendance for the 2023 NMEA All-State Festival of available from the State Executive for any educator that needs one for professional development programs. Please email David Morris, State Executive at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a certificate. Highlights from the 2023 Nevada All-State Festival All-State HS Orchestra All-State HS Band All-State HS Choir All-State HS Jazz All-Sate HS Mariachi All-State MS Band All-State MS Choir All-State Guitar All-State MS Mariachi Professional Development Exhibitors and Sponsors Command Performance Awards Nevada All-State Festival 2023 All-State News & Updates The Nevada Music Educators Association is ex cited to thank all the students, educators, and Families who participated in the Nevada All-State Festival on February 1,2, and 3, 2023 in Las Vegas, NV. More details on the All-State Festival will be coming soon for 2024. Click Here for the 2023 All-State Digital Concert Program Teacher Certificates for 2023 All-State now Available Certificates of Participation/Attendance for the 2023 NMEA All-State Festival of available from the State Executive for any educator that needs one for professional development programs. Please email David Morris, State Executive at email@example.com to request a certificate. 2023 All-State Festival Payments Pay for Student All-State Festival Participation fee $50 Pay for All-State Festival Director fee here $50 If you are paying by check please email David Morris the State Executive. Invoices can be requested by contacting David Morris the State Executive at firstname.lastname@example.org Mail all checks to 1125 Avenue of the Oaks #406, Sparks, NV. 89431. Please write checks out to the Nevada Music Educators Association. 2023 All-State Audition Information Information on the audition or nomination process for various All-State Ensembles is available on each All-State Ensemble Page which you can find in the menu above. All-State Ensemble Audition Registration is Closed All-State Audition Online Payment Click Here. (Opens to PayPal) If you are paying by check please email David Morris the State Executive. Invoices can be requested by contacting David Morris the State Executive at email@example.com Mail all checks to 1125 Avenue of the Oaks #406, Sparks, NV. 89431. Please write checks out to the Nevada Music Educators Association. In order to participate in All-State/Solo & Ensemble you must be a current member of NMEA. Please see how to register as a member of NMEA, along with seeing all of the benefits of being a member, at https://nafme.org/join-renew/ 2024 Nevada All-State Festival 2024 NMEA All-State Location : January 29-30 2024 Choral Ensembles and Elementary Choir Las Vegas, NV February 1st-3rd Instrumental Ensembles Reno, NV 2024 NMEA All-State Concert Sche dule and Tickets Tickets information for the 2024 All-State Concerts will be coming next fall . 2024 NMEA All-State Lodging Information: The official hotel for the 2024 NMEA All-State Festival as well as lodging information will be available next Fall. 2024 Lodging Instructions: Not Available yet 2024 Link to Hotel Reservations: Not Available yet 2024 All-State Festival Participation All-State Festival Participation Checklist: Pay for Student All-Sta te Festival Participation f ee TBA Complete Chaperone Form Music Directors Complete Director Form Directors Pay for All-State Festival Director fee TBA Book Hotel rooms 2024 All-State Festival Payments Pay for Student All-State Festival Participation fee TBA Pay for All-State Festival Director fee here TBA If you are paying by check please email David Morris the State Executive. Invoices can be requested by contacting David Morris the State Executive at firstname.lastname@example.org Mail all checks to 1125 Avenue of the Oaks #406, Sparks, NV. 89431. Please write checks out to the Nevada Music Educators Association. 2024 All-State Related Documents M usic Directors Director Form Not available Pay for Student All-State Festival Participation fee Not available Pay for All-State Festival Director fee Not available Event Schedules are now available. Check each ensemble page for details about your ensemble. All-State Dining Options Purchase Concert Tickets Not available Future Nevada All-State Dates 2024 January 29-30, 2024 Choral Ensembles and Elementary Choir in Las Vegas, NV February 1-3, 2024 Instrumental Ensembles in Reno, NV 2025 TBA