Kansas Consortium of Music Teacher Education Professors and Students
Sep. 27-28, 2020
Registration will open by August 15
The 2020 KCOMTEPS will be held virtually via Zoom. More information will be released once plans have been completed.
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Society for Music Teacher Education-Kansas Chapter
Collegiate NAfME-focused Session (Sunday night)
General Session (Monday morning)
KCOMTEPS is a state organization, unique to Kansas, providing a structured framework for faculty discussion on topics relevent to music teacher education. Membership includes music teacher education professors from public and private colleges and university as well as representatives from Kansas community colleges. KCOMTEPS meets regularly each fall.
KCOMTEPS, organized 35+ years ago, was at the forefront in the development of the state music standards and, later, in working with KSDE to develop a unified and consistent approach to music teacher education program assessment at our various schools. Members continue to actively work toward improved course transfer and articulation among our programs and in collaboration with our state community colleges. Each fall the organization sponsors the annual workshop as a collaborative event with collegiate NAfME student members.
At the June 2012 KMEA Board Meeting, members approved the merger of KCOMTEPS as a part of KMEA. The move is valuable for both groups. The arrangement will allow for the continuation of KCOMTEPS’ work under the more inclusive KMEA umbrella. KCOMTEPS will continue as the annual fall conference for faculty and NAfME Collegiate members. KMEA financial and staff support will assist with this annual gathering.
Mentorship is an important component to the success of our new teachers. The KMEA Mentoring Network works to ensure the success of early career music educators in Kansas.