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.
TMEA Bridge Grant - Apply Today!
The Tennessee Music Education Association is proud to announce The Bridge Grant. This grant is open to any music educator in the state of Tennessee, that serves in a Title I school, and has never been a member of the Tennessee Music Educators Association and the National Association of Music Educators.
The Tennessee Music Educators Association wants to support all music teachers in Tennessee. We believe that music truly is for all. Students must have an opportunity to learn and participate in the joy and power that music education brings in uplifting the human spirit and fostering the well-being of society. The 3 year plan is as follows.
Year 1: TMEA will pay 100% of selected applicants NAfME and TMEA dues, and will cover the TMEA Professional Development Conference fee so that applicants can attend the yearly conference. (please note that this grant does not cover housing for the conference)
Year 2: TMEA pays for 50% of selected applicants NAfME and TMEA dues as well as 50% of the conference fee. (please note that this grant does not cover housing for the conference)
Year 3: Selected applicants fund their NAfME/TMEA membership dues.
The only thing that TMEA asks in return is that the selected applicants complete the following:
Friends of TMEA - Help Support Music Education!
Friends of TMEA is a membership opportunity for those that wish to support music education in Tennessee. The $10.00 membership (non-voting) goes to support music education, music educators, as well as music students across the great state of Tennessee.
Members will have their names listed on the TMEA website (www.TnMEA.org) and in the TN Music Education Professional Development Conference and All-State Concerts programs.
Friends of TMEA members will be supporting the efforts of TMEA which include promoting the advancement of high quality music education for all. TMEA wants to ensure that students have an opportunity to learn and participate in the joy and power that music education brings in uplifting the human spirit and fostering the well- being of society. Music education provides students with learning in creativity, literacy, and life- skills. Funds from Friends of TMEA will be used to support music educators across the state, teachers that serve in economically disadvantaged schools, offer travel funds for teachers to use to take their students to musical opportunities, college scholarships, and so much more.
To join, please go to our membership tab and click on Friends of TMEA or click here!