2018 ISW Performance Group Auditions

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.

2018 Composition Competition

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 […]


2017 Music Day at the Capitol

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.

Mike Quilling elected as NAfME Southwestern Division President-Elect

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 […]


2016-17 Kansas NFHS Outstanding Music Educator Award

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 […]