Mentoring Conference

The 2021 KMEA Mentoring Conference will be held virtually on Saturday, October 23 January 22, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Central). The conference is designed to provide mentoring support for music educators in their first three years of teaching, student teachers and collegiate NAfME members. Sessions will include opportunities to ask burning questions and discuss current challenges.

Registration is free for KMEA members.


Oct. 23, 2021 Jan. 22, 2022

10:00 AM Opening Session: Cultivating Connections
President’s Message: Mark Gard
Big Ideas/Fast Tempo
10:45 AM District Breakout Sessions
ECKMEA District Mentoring Session
NEKMEA District Mentoring Session
SEKMEA District Mentoring Session
NCKMEA District Mentoring Session
SCKMEA District Mentoring Session
NWKMEA District Mentoring Session
SWKMEA District Mentoring Session

Collegiate Mentoring Session
Kansas Fine Arts Coordinators – Preparing for Interview Season, Mini-Interviews

11:30 AM Secondary Session (more info coming soon)
Panelists – Secondary Focus

Elementary General Music Session (more info coming soon)
Panelists – Elementary General Music Focus.

Small Schools Session (more info coming soon)
Secrets to Surviving When Teaching in Smaller Schools.

Collegiate Session (more info coming soon)
Recent Graduate Panel. Recent graduates will share their advice for how to get the most out of your college experience, land your first job and succeed in your first years of teaching.
Panelists – Collegiate Focus

12:30 PM LUNCH
1:00 PM Content Breakouts – Burning Questions/Current Challenges
Band Mentoring Session
Secondary Vocal Mentoring Session
Orchestra Mentoring Session
General Music Mentoring Session
K-12 Vocal/Instrumental Mentoring Session
2:00 PM Closing Session (more info coming soon)
3:00 PM Conference Ends