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: