THANK YOU to the following Friends for supporting the efforts of TMEA which include promoting the advancement of high quality music education for all.
To become a Friend of TMEA, please go here.
Sara Beth H Burris
Jaime Collins Minteer
Mike and Elise Egan
The Tennessee Music Education Association was officially formed in 1945 as a voluntary, non-profit organization representing all phases of music education at all school levels. The mission of TMEA is to promote the advancement of high quality music education for all.
Congratulations Dr. Fisher
Congratulations to Dr. Fisher who has been elected as the President-Elect of TnMEA. We want to sent a warm welcome to him as he begins his role inn our organization!
Ryan Fisher, Associate Professor of Music Education, is in his seventh year at the University of Memphis where he served as the Music Education Coordinator and Associate Director of Choral Activities in the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music before becoming the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the College of Communication and Fine Arts in 2018. Choirs under his direction have been featured at the Arkansas Music Educators Association conference (2010), Tennessee Music Education Association conference (2015), and ACDA Southern region conference (2020) and made frequent guest appearances with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Conway Symphony Orchestra, and Germantown Symphony Orchestra.
Pepwear now available
for 2020 All-State Members
Commemorative T-Shirts, Plaques, and Patches are now available for sale for 2020 All-State members.
Please visit Pepwear at https://shop.pepwear.com/tmea-tennessee-1/
Keeping the Beat Web Seminars
Keeping the Beat, hosted by TNMEA in partnership with the CMA Foundation, is an engaging web series featuring interactive discussions led by guest music industry professionals and educators about wide-ranging topics in music including education, performance, administration, and advocacy.
For more information, and calendar of events and to apply to present a session, please see the Keeping the Beat page under Resources.
TMEA Bridge: Student Travel Grant
TMEA is proud to announce the launch of the student travel grant which is the second part of our Bridge Grant that launched earlier in the school year. The purpose of this grant is to help fund travel opportunities to the music students of TN. This grant is open to any music educator in Tennessee, regardless of their membership in TMEA, that teaches in a Title I school.
TMEA would like to assist these students by offering music educators a chance to apply for a travel grant to aid their students in traveling to masterclasses, clinics, workshops, and performances. Research shows that student travel has a positive impact on student’s personal development as well as their musical development.
Please click below to apply: