Individual membership in MMEA is a joint membership with the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). When you join one organization, you join them both. MMEA provides services and leadership specific to Minnesota, and NAfME provides an overall focus and presence through its programs and services, significant advocacy work at the federal level, and through its many national initiatives.
Membership is open to any teacher, administrator or member of the public who is interested in supporting music education. You can join three different ways:
Services and Programs from MMEA
MMEA Midwinter In-Service Clinic: Held each February, this event features over 100 educational sessions and clinics, 30 performances, and numerous diverse exhibits from the music industry.
Elementary and Middle-Level Festivals: Non-competitive festival experiences for 4th- through 9th-graders held during March and April at multiple sites across the state.
All-State Bands, Choirs, and Orchestra: Enrichment opportunities for high-achieving 11th- and 12th-grade musicians. Auditions are held in March; those selected attend a week-long summer camp in August, and then gather again for a performance in February during the Midwinter Clinic.
Interval: The Minnesota Music Educators Journal: A quarterly publication featuring news and information about music education, and MMEA programs and services.
Advocacy: Provides information and resources to music educators, parents and
community members on advocating for music education in K-12 schools.
Collegiate Clinic: Features educational sessions
and demonstrations for our future music educators. Held in odd years in the fall.
Support from MMEA office: Open each weekday to help answer your questions and respond to your needs. Call (763) 566-1460, toll-free: (888) 678-6632, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Services and Programs from NAfME
NAfME provides advocacy at the national level, journals (including research journals), conferences for the music education research community, online discussion forums and advocacy resources (SupportMusic.com), and student opportunities. Go to www.NAfME.org to learn more.
Organizations can be members of MMEA also! Join at $200 per school year and receive a $100 credit towards MMEA services, preferred pricing for advertising, a listing on MMEA's website and in our print journals.
Download the organizational member form below or contact the MMEA office at email@example.com.