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
  • General Session – Maintaining strong music programs during challenging times.
  • Collegiate Session – Recent Graduate Panel
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
  • Combination K-12 Vocal and Instrument Music Mentoring Session
2:00 -2:45 PM Closing Session
Gretchen Bixler, Vocal Music Teacher, Goddard-Eisenhower High School, will share some inspiration and practical tips for growing connections in your classroom.