Each year, performance groups throughout Kansas compete for the privilege and honor of performing at the In-Service Workshop. Groups are selected by blind audition. Judging is conducted by our affiliate organizations. Applications for audition to perform at the 2018 In-Service Workshop are open until May 19, 2017.
The 2018 competition cycle of the KMEA Composition Competition is now open. This competition is open to the students of any KMEA member in good standing Grade level K through 12 and collegian (undergraduate). Judging is based on musical content, creativity, knowledge of medium, and appearance of manuscript. Entries of special merit may be invited […]
Music Day at the Capitol was held March 9, 2017 in Topeka. Several KMEA representatives spent the day advocating for music education with members of the Kansas State Legislature. Those attending included President Gretchen Bixler, Vice President Martha Gabel, President-Elect Gae Phillips, and NAfME Collegiate President Fern Stevermer.
Avian Bear has completed her service on the KMEA executive council having served in various capacities as both a chair and an elected officer at the district and state levels, including a term as KMEA President for the 2013-2015 biennium. KMEA thanks Avian for her countless hours of dedicated service to music education in Kansas. […]
Former KMEA President Mike Quilling has been elected as President-Elect for the Southwestern Division of NAfME. He will then serve as President during the 2019-2021 biennium. Mike previously served as President of the Southwest District of KMEA (two terms), KMEA Small Schools Consultant, and as KMEA President (2009-2011). He currently serves as the KMEA Government […]
The National Federation of State High School Association’s (NFHS) Outstanding Music Educator Award recognizes high school or college band, choral or orchestral directors, supervisors, and adjudicators. It is awarded to individuals whose contributions have impacted high school activities programs. Nominees must exemplify the highest standards of ethical conduct and carry the endorsement of their respective […]