The Maryland Music Educators Association will host the 2024 Annual State Conference at the Baltimore Convention Center and Morgan State University on Friday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25, 2024.
Current, retired, and future educators from around the region are invited to join us. Attendees will learn applicable, pedagogy-based proven practices from fellow Marylanders and national clinicians. This event occurs simultaneously with the rehearsals and concerts of the All State Senior Band, Senior Orchestra, Senior Mixed Chorus, and this year the return of the Senior Treble Chorus.
Friday, February 23 - Sunday, February 25, 2024
Baltimore Convention Center (Friday & Saturday)
1 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Morgan State University, Murphy Center for the Arts (Sunday)
2201 Argonne Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218
FRIDAY - Conference Day 1
8:00 AM Registration Opens/Research Poster Session/Coffee Hour
9:00 AM Session 1
10:30 AM Session 2
11:30 AM Lunch & Exhibits Open
12:45 PM Session 3
1:45 PM Exhibit & Networking
2:30 PM Session 4
4:00 PM Session 5
5:00 PM Exhibit Happy Hour
SATURDAY - Conference Day 2
8:00 AM Registration Opens/Exhibits Open/Coffee Hour
9:00 AM Session 1
10:00 AM Exhibit & Networking
10:45 AM Session 2
11:45 AM Lunch & Exhibits (Exhibits close at 1:00 PM)
1:00 PM Session 3
2:30 PM Session 4
4:00 PM Session 5
5:30 PM MMEA Awards for Excellence Presentation
SUNDAY - All State Concerts
All State Senior concert tickets are included in the Full Conference registration package. Exact performance times and ticket information will be available at a later date. All concerts will take place at Morgan State University.
All State Senior Band Concert
All State Senior Orchestra Concert
All State Senior Mixed Chorus Concert
All State Senior Treble Chorus Concert
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE DETAILS
MMEA CONFERENCE HOTEL BLOCKS - Now Available
Conference Room blocks are arranged for attendees to utilize. Both hotels are connected to the Convention Center via walkway or bridge. We encourage our attendees to attend the full weekend. Make the most out of the experience and enjoy the city!
Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel
300 South Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, US
MMEA Conference Block Link $139.00 (+taxes & fees) per night
Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor
401 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, US
MMEA Conference Block Link $152.00 (+taxes & fees) per night
The Hotel Block is now closed.
RESEARCH POSTER SESSION
The Maryland Music Educators Association seeks Research Poster Submission for the 2024 Annual State Conference. This opportunity allows current researchers to present their projects to colleagues for review and comment. These will be presented during the morning of the first day of the conference.
Click here for information - Submission Window is now closed.
MARYLAND 5TH/6TH GRADE DEMONSTRATION CHORUS
The Maryland Choral Educators Association (MCEA) is delighted to offer the Maryland 5th/6th Grade Treble Demonstration Chorus again this year. This is a valuable professional development opportunity for our educators and an outstanding experience for younger choral students. Full information, including nomination forms will be available after the Fall In-Service Conference.
Click here for information about the 5th/6th Grade Demo Chorus.
FEATURED GUEST SPEAKER: MATT SALLEE
Join us in welcoming member of Pentatonix and Maryland All State alum, Matt Sallee to the 2023 Annual State Conference and All State Weekend. Mr. Salle is a guest speaker & clinician.
Read more about Matt Sallee here: https://www.mdmea.org/matt-sallee
2024 MARYLAND A CAPELLA SHOWCASE & CLINIC 2024
We are also excited to offer an opportunity for Maryland a cappella groups (collegiate & high school) to apply for a clinic with Mr. Sallee. The clinic will take place in Baltimore on Friday, February 23, 2024.
Click here for more information: https://www.mdmea.org/2024-acapella-clinic
CPD CREDIT and CERTIFICATES
The 2024 MMEA Annual State Conference has been approved for 1 CPD credit via MSDE. Information to complete the CPD credit will be provided to conference attendees.
All Conference Attendees are strongly encouraged to pre-register.
Pre-registration will remain open until Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 12:00 pm (noon) ETS.
MMEA is offering price points for active members, first/second year educators, retired members, Collegiate/Student Members as well as a non-member rate.
The Early Bird Double Conference Registration Package for MMEA/NAfME Members is now closed. This package does not include the Fall In-Service Lunch or any hotel accommodations.
Registration will be available the day of the conference. Active/New Educator registration prices will increase by $20.00 for on-site registration. Retired Educators and Collegiate/Student (members and non-members) prices will increase by $10.00 for On-site Registration.
MMEA/NAfME MEMBER PRICING
Pre-Registration - Annual Conference (Full) - Friday through Sunday
$165 - Active Member
$120 - Introductory Active Member/New Educator (1st & 2nd Year Educators)
$65 - Retired Members
$40 - Collegiate/Student Members
Pre-Registration - Annual Conference (Single Day) - Friday or Saturday
$95 - Active Member
$70 - Introductory Active Member/New Educator (1st & 2nd Year Educators)
$45 - Retired Members
$30 - Collegiate/Student Members
Pre-Registration - Annual Conference (Full) - Friday through Sunday
$235 - Non-Member
$170 - Non-Member - New Educator (1st & 2nd Year Educators)
$85 - Non-Member - Retired
$55 - Non-Member - Student
Pre-Registration - Annual Conference (Single Day) - Friday or Saturday
$135 - Non-member
$100 - Non-Member/New Educator (1st & 2nd Year Educators)
$60 - Non-Member - Retired
$40 - Non-Member - Student
Registrations will be processed through Eventbrite. All transactions are final and non-refundable unless MMEA Leadership cancels the event. In the event of cancellation, participants will have the opportunity to request a refund within 30 days of the cancellation. Credit card processing and platform fees will not be refunded under any circumstances.
Invoicing - Districts, schools, or organizations can request invoicing for five (5) conference registrations or more. Please contact MMEA staff at email@example.com for more information.
Late Fee Policy - Invoices not paid within 60 days will be assessed a late fee. Invoice totals of $100 or less will be assessed a late fee of $20.00. Invoices over $100 will be assessed a 20% late fee, not to exceed $500.
Registration for membership pricing options will require members to enter their membership number and membership expiration date to process payment. Please join or renew here.
COMMUNICATION AND QUESTIONS
Please direct all questions to the MMEA Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early Bird Double Conference Sales closed on October 11.
Kellie Harvey, MMEA Conference Chair
Jennifer Kauffman, MMEA President
Amy T. Hairston, MMEA President-Elect
Carrie Barrett, MMEA Recording Secretary
Dr. Christopher Cicconi, MBDA President
Scott Engel, MBDA President-Elect
Toni Daniel, MCEA President
Charnice Frazier, MCEA President-Elect
Dana Shieh, MODA President
Stephanie Mayer-Sattin, MODA President-Elect
Dr. Ashleigh Cicconi, MGMTA President
Gabriel Gray, MGMTA President-Elect
Dr. Laura Hicken, MSMTE President
Dr. Kate Evans, MSMTE President-Elect
Anthony Conto, MMEA Executive Director
2024 Annual State Conference Partners
QuaverEd is a worldwide leader in digital curriculum. It’s easy to learn, ready to use, and seriously fun! With roots in music education, our family of products equips PreK-8 teachers, counselors, and administrators with evidence-based resources and professional development support. QuaverEd technology is highly interactive for today’s tech-savvy students. Our online curricula and user-friendly navigation bring learning to life!
Also an Exhibitor.
Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center is a full-service family-run music store located in Silver Spring, MD. Our expert staff is on hand to help you find your next instrument or piece of gear, whether you come by our store, shop online, or contact us via phone, email, or text message. With several warehouses full of the latest gear, Chuck Levin’s has been the go-to shop for everything in music since 1958. We always keep the best gear from all your favorite brands in stock and ready to ship - including Adams, Bach, Conn Selmer, Ludwig Musser, Pearl, Schagerl, and Yamaha.
Zeswitz Music, founded in 1923, is a leading source for musical instrument rentals, accessories, repairs, and professional and step-up instruments in Eastern PA, NJ, DE, and MD. With a proven track record of excellence, Zeswitz Music is the proud recipient of the NAMM Foundation’s Top 100 Dealers Award 8 years running! Weekly face-to-face visits from our Education Reps, 1 week turnaround on repairs, Professional Development opportunities and our scholarship program for students who can’t afford to rent are just some of the services we offer to our partners. Our team has earned a strong reputation for exceptional service to teachers, schools, students, and families.
For over a century, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has been recognized as one of America’s leading orchestras and one of Maryland’s most significant cultural institutions. The orchestra is internationally renowned and admired for its performances, recordings, community and educational initiatives including OrchKids. In July 2022, the BSO made musical history with its announcement that Jonathon Heyward would serve as the Orchestra’s next Music Director. Maestro Heyward begins his five-year contract in the 2023-24 season. Also an Exhibitor.
Capitol Percussion + Backline Rentals is a rental company that provides high-quality musical instruments and related stage essentials to artists, performing arts venues, and organizations throughout the greater Washington DC and Baltimore region. Capitol Percussion is also home to The Shed, the DMV’s only 24/7 multi-studio rehearsal facility, with unlimited rehearsal time and equipment included in every booking.
Our Institutional Department is dedicated to providing outstanding pianos, church organs and service to schools, universities, performance venues and houses of worship. We understand the needs and challenges of institutions when it comes to purchasing, leasing and servicing instruments.
Also an Exhibitor
Music Will runs the largest nonprofit music program in the U.S. public school system. For over 20 years, Music Will has provided teacher training, curriculum, resources, and instruments to restore and expand music education in thousands of schools nationwide.
Elizabethtown College is a small liberal arts college near Hershey, Pennsylvania. Elizabethtown College offers undergraduate degrees in music education, music therapy, and music. The online Master of Music Education program is the first program in the country to combine studies in peacebuilding, social-emotional learning, trauma-informed practice, World Music Drumming, and culturally-responsive/sustaining pedagogies.
Founded in 1876, J.W. Pepper is the largest sheet music retailer in the world, delivering unparalleled customer service to musicians through its distribution centers, stores, and website, jwpepper.com. Pepper offers sheet music useful to directors and performers alike, as well as music equipment, accessories, and technology solutions to support music programs.
Baltimore's Marching Ravens is an organization committed to bringing quality musical entertainment and a "traditional Football atmosphere" to all Ravens home games. Comprised of more than 150 Musicians plus Equipment Crew and staff Baltimore's Marching Ravens is the largest musical organization associated with the NFL and known worldwide. Truly a Maryland tradition and a Pro Football institution founded in 1947 as the Baltimore Colts' Marching Band.
Music & Arts supports music education as a trusted resource for band and orchestra instruments, accessories, print music, instrument repairs, individual and group lessons, and instrument rentals. The company provides ready-to-go educator solutions, quality and immediately available instruments, convenient rental options, and value-added resources to help build your music programs. Contact your Music & Arts Educational Representative or email Schools@MusicArts.com for support today.
Wandering Lotus Healing Arts specializes in treating the whole person - Mind, Body, and Spirit - with sound. Sound healing taps into your body’s own wisdom to promote healing, mindfulness, and peace through vibration, energy, and stillness. A variety of instruments, including crystal bowls, Himalayan bowls, chimes, and gong are used to help deepen a meditation and offer a more healthful method of stress management and promote total body awareness.
The Morgan State University Music Program offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in Music, with three separate concentrations for instrumentalists, keyboard players, and vocalists. The Music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The department features a world-class faculty with a long list of very successful graduates in the music profession. The Vocal Studies concentration offers a variety of performance opportunities for singers who aspire to have careers in the field of music. The Instrumental Studies concentration prepares graduates of our program to become music directors, educators, artists, and more. The Keyboard Studies concentration has degree programs focusing on piano and organ.
Baltimore Brass Company is one of the leading instrument sales and repair shops on the East Coast. We work with students, pros, and anyone in between! We also work with school systems across the country.
Menchey Music Service is Central Pennsylvania and Maryland’s largest family-owned school music dealer since 1936 with 8 retail locations, an affiliate network, a team of school representatives, and webstore at shopmenchey.com. Menchey Music rents and sells band and orchestra instruments, guitars, and keyboard products as well as print music and musical accessories. We also provide repair service, musical instruction, and weekly school service.
Peak Group Travel and American Music Abroad are part of the Peak family of companies providing group travel and performance tours for bands, choirs, orchestras, dance groups, and class trips.
The University of Maryland School of Music serves as an advocate for the art of music in American culture. In educating the next generation of artist-citizens, the School is fiercely dedicated to the highest standards of artistic and scholarly excellence; diversity in curriculum and programming; robust engagement with our region, nation, and world; entrepreneurial thinking and problem solving; and the creation of an inclusive, open, and welcoming community.
Towson University is recognized as one the finest music programs in Maryland. Our programs in music education, performance, composition, and jazz/commercial draw outstanding students who pursue successful careers in music. Towson University’s music education program is recognized as one of the leading programs in Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Offering a Bachelor and Master of Science in Music Education as well as dual music education and performance degree options, TU has a near 100% placement rate of music education graduates for over five years in a row. Our rigorous yet nurturing program, led by outstanding faculty, places students in schools early in their careers for hands-on practicums. TU’s innovative and comprehensive curriculum prepares students for a music career in the 21st Century.
Susquehanna University is the future-ready institution for today, invested in cultivating intellectual grounding, active learning and global citizenship for all students. This transformative education — together with our intimate, nurturing campus community — empowers each graduate to realize their unique potential and lead a successful and meaningful life. We offer degrees in the arts, business, communications, education, engineering, humanities, music and sciences.
Leaders Creating Leaders is a nationwide network of experienced and insightful educators dedicated to supporting the needs of school music programs. We offer an array of programs including student leadership workshops, full band workshops, staff development, and individual mentoring. Our presentations and activities are custom-designed to address the unique challenges facing your organization.
Find Greater Purpose in Your Passion. The Marine Musician Enlistment Option Program provides musicians with the opportunity to serve their country as musical ambassadors, while taking advantage of the benefits of being a United States Marine. To receive more information on vacancies and auditions, contact your local Marine Corps Recruiter today!
Our administrative support platform enables group leaders everywhere to build thriving programs for themselves and their participants.
Custom Fundraising Solutions takes a creative approach to fundraising – by selling name brand mattresses at huge discounts to retail while raising significant money to your program. The mattress fundraiser has raised over $50 million for schools nationwide and will raise thousands of dollars for your group too! The average family in the US has over 4 mattresses in their homes, each of which have a life cycle of about 10 years. Not all the beds in a home wear out at the same time, which is why there is a constant market for new mattresses. 10% of the population will buy a mattress every single year. This means 1 in 10 people in your community are in the market for a mattress right now!
The Dewberry School of Music is an inclusive community—students, faculty, performers, scholars, administrators, staff, alumni, and supporters—whose common goal is to inspire artistic and academic excellence as an intrinsic element of a balanced education within an atmosphere of discipline, lifelong learning, well-being, and service across the university, commonwealth, nation, and world. Our students are composers, recording artists, concert and orchestral musicians, vocalists, and so much more. They explore the heights of their musical dreams and ambitions through a breadth and depth of the learning and performance opportunities here at Mason. We passionately believe in the power of music to unite communities, expand understanding, and uplift the spirit, from the classroom to the concert hall and well beyond.
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We make hilarious games for band, orchestra, choir, and theatre. Perfect for the classroom, socials, down time, a reward, or make it your permanent sub plan. Our teacher products like the Wheel of Musical Mayhem and Encourage-Meh stickers add variety to improve music skills plus they keep students engaged. We believe every kid deserves to be the funniest one in the room, even if it's just for a minute. We believe games that put adults and kids on the same playing field establish trust. We believe band geeks, choir nerds, orch dorks, and theatre fanatics are deserving of their own horrible card games.
SBNYC is a Destination Management Company that is best known for delivering a superior level of on-the-ground service in New York City, DC, Orlando, Chicago, San Antonio, LA & Honolulu. The consistent superior level of service SBNYC delivers to each of its partner groups, whether a Choir, Orchestra, Theater Company of 40 or a full-on marching band of 500+ members and their families, would not be possible but for our professional and dynamic “Red-Jacket” Field & Management Teams which we believe are second to none. For clients’ peace of mind, SBNYC maintains professional liability insurance that is 5x the industry standard. There’s “never a second chance to make that first impression”. Experience Above All… Students On Broadway.
Carnegie Hall believes that everyone has the ability to make music. Established in 2003, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) creates wide-reaching education and social impact programs that play a central role in fulfilling the Hall’s mission of making great music accessible to the widest audience possible. The extraordinary range of programs—most offered for free or at low cost—engage young people, families, students, community members, aspiring artists, and educators in New York City, across the United States, and around the globe. They nurture tomorrow’s musical talent, and harness the power of music to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives.
For more than three decades the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO) has been fostering a passion for music among the youth of Annapolis and surrounding communities—creating the next generation of performers and music lovers! The organization is renowned for its distinguished conductors and teachers, a musically diverse group of ensembles, and some of the best young instrumentalists that Anne Arundel County and surrounding areas have to offer. CYSO provides the knowledge and tools for its students to become lifelong lovers and performers of music, and it provides its members with opportunities and memories that will last a lifetime. For more information about auditions, other performances, educational experiences and opportunities to volunteer and support CYSO, please visit www.cysomusic.org
UMBC’s Music Department provides the one-on-one attention undergraduates need to flourish as young musicians within the resources of a small research university. We provide a breadth of opportunities for students to explore their musical potential in large and small ensembles, performing standard repertoire alongside contemporary and early historical music. Our state-of-the art facilities include recording studios, the Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall, and The Music Box concert/rehearsal space. Our music technology major is world class and produces professional recordings and videos of all student performances of the highest quality as both a training ground for our student technologists, and also portfolios for our graduating performers and educators. Our successful graduates are professional musicians, music educators, music technologists, entrepreneurs, and scholars throughout the United States.
We sell Musical Gifts and Treasures. Ties, socks, purses, jewelry, rings, wood boxes, ornaments, instrument pins, scarves and so much more
Poppin Popcorn is a dynamic company known for its top-tier popcorn products and innovative flavors. With a remarkable 50% profit margin, Poppin Popcorn seamlessly blends taste and profitability, offering a perfect fusion of quality and financial success. Join us in exploring the delectable world of Poppin Popcorn!
The Peabody Institute has remained a leader at the intersection of art and education through its focus on excellence and innovation, and is advancing a conservatory model conceived for today's changing world.
Saint Thomas Choir School in New York City is a boarding school for boys in grades 3-8. It nurtures and educates the treble choristers of the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, which is considered the leading ensemble of its kind in the Anglican choral tradition in the United States.
We Are What’s Next. Virginia’s premier location for collaborative performing arts education, Shenandoah Conservatory is your home for high-level, individualized instruction in top-ranked programs from more than 100 master artist-educators and known for its unique bachelor’s, master’s, artist diploma, and doctoral programs in music, theatre, dance, and performing arts leadership. The programs are saturated with immersive arts experiences, including more than 300 performance opportunities produced yearly, igniting curiosity as a leading hub for wide-ranging research opportunities with faculty scholars. There is an inclusive community of creatives pursuing artistic excellence and innovative collaborations surrounded by the Shenandoah Valley’s natural beauty with convenient access to the major metropolitan areas of the East Coast. At the center, is a vital alumni network engaged in creative work in many fields.
We strive to offer a diverse and flexible undergraduate program that enables students to grow as musicians. Our uniquely designed curriculum includes opportunities to study and perform music, not only within the European Classical tradition, but also in distinctively American genres such as Jazz, rock and pop, as well as music from other cultures. Our program incorporates study tracks in performance (instrumental and vocal), music technology, liberal arts (traditional track) and music education (with K-12 teacher certification). Therefore, the program accommodates the contemporary student who is seeking an understanding of music as part of a fundamental cultural education and the student who seeks a career as a professional musician, a music teacher or in the music industry.
Leading provider of uniforms for marching band, drum corps, color guard and indoor performance groups since 1917.
The DMV Music Academy provides students with access to high quality music education, performance, wellness programming. We connect students to top-tier teaching artists that holistically cultivate excellence in young people. In the summer, we facilitate week-long workshops in multiple locations throughout Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia.
Heckman Batons are all hand turned by a retired Missouri band director. Every baton is slightly different just as every hand is slightly different. Come find the Heckman Baton that fits your hand or select a baton or leather case to give as a gift sure to be treasured. Your hand will thank you!
The Maryland Marching Band Association is a performance outlet for marching bands of all types in the State of Maryland. We offer both competition and festival components, and provide meaningful feedback to bands from highly qualified clinicians and adjudicators. Our organization is organized and run by Maryland band directors who have volunteered their time to create a statewide performance outlet for Maryland marching bands.
The oldest, and only fully professional marching band in the NFL.
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Founded on the campus of Oklahoma State University on November 27, 1919, Kappa Kappa Psi is a guiding light with which band students can grow, learn, and develop themselves and their band programs. Kappa Kappa Psi is an organization of opportunity and quality, brimming with historic, well-developed leadership and membership programming that students use to become great leaders, better band members and better-adapted young adults prepared for what lies ahead of them Membership in Kappa Kappa Psi thus becomes an educational and service activity as well as social one. And it is this kind of activity enriches the band student’s life and sharpens an appreciation for both the best in Music and what it takes to achieve it.
USING CREATIVITY, FOCUS, AND TIME FOR YOU We are a relatively new publishing company working to support educators and students! At Timeworks, we have a very experienced team of award-winning creative professionals with many years in music and education on staff. You tell us what you need, and we will do our best to provide the service to you in an outstanding way. We offer a variety of musical services such as custom marching band drills, composition, arranging, transcription, and more. Our publications feature original new music for Concert Band, Orchestra, Jazz, and Small Ensembles! Please stop by and see us at the booth. We would be happy to talk with you about your educational needs. www.timeworksllc.com
The American Kodály Institute at Loyola University Maryland provides an engaging and nurturing environment that allows music educators to thrive and reach their peak potential. Graduate students master 21st century applications of the Kodály philosophy and Music Learning Theory. This program applies the latest music education research with the goal of music literacy for all. AKI faculty are master teachers with current classroom experience teaching musicians from birth through adulthood, inspiring our students to become artists, pedagogues, and scholars of the highest caliber.
Located in the beautiful Belgrade Lakes region of Maine, New England Music Camp has been enriching the lives of young musicians for 85 years. The 4-week Core NEMC program consists of high-quality intensive music education blended with traditional camp recreation and social activities. Orchestra, Band, Choir, Jazz, Musical Theater! Openings available in all studios, including piano, guitar and voice. Weekend performances at our outdoor amphitheater, the Bowl in the Pines. Scholarship and F/A available. Core NEMC Tuition: $6500, 6/29-7/28. NEW 2-WEEK PROGRAMS: Composition, Chamber Music, Jazz, Musical Theatre - Tuition: $3500-$3900, 7/29-8/12. Prelude Strings & Band (age 9-13 - all strings, winds, brass, percussion) Tuition: $3200, 7/29-8/12. Contact: NEMC.org or email@example.com Music ~ Recreation ~ Social Activities ~ Memories ~ Repeat
Since 1968, Sheffield is the production studio and licensed educational institution where professionals do award-winning work and students come to learn from the best in the business. We teach future industry professionals about audio engineering, audio-visual tech, and video production. Licensed by the Maryland Higher Education Commission we provide certifications in audio engineering, video production, and audio-visual technology. Our staff of industry professionals provides hands-on learning experiences while immersing students in a real-world environment.
University of the Arts’ mission is simple: to advance human creativity. UArts believes creativity is the most essential skill for success in today’s society and has educated generations of groundbreaking artists, performers, designers and creative leaders for more than 145 years. After being granted university status in 1987, University of the Arts became the largest institution of its kind in the nation, offering programs in design, fine arts, media arts, crafts, music, dance, theater and writing. It now features 23 undergraduate arts majors, 15 graduate programs and the nation’s first PhD program in Creativity.
D.C.’s Different Drummers is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender music organization welcoming ALL musicians as it fosters pride, inclusivity, and engagement with the greater Washington, D.C. region through music.
Peripole Music is the school-direct exclusive distributor of Bergerault® Orff Instruments, Peripole® Halo® Recorders by Angel, Peripole® Classic Ukuleles by Enya, and Peripole® Percussion. We also offer a complete line of instruments and accessories for the General Music Classroom, Modern Band, Bergerault® Professional Percussion, and much more.
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Momentum Music Education (MME) builds on the great music programs in Public and Private Schools by providing opportunities throughout the summer for student musicians to continue to develop and expand on the skills they learn during the school year. As a skill-based activity, musical abilities often backtrack over the summer months for students that don’t remain active in making music. MME is there to help students keep moving forward.
New Harmony Line is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization spun out of the M.I.T. Media Laboratory’s Opera of the Future group. Our mission is to bring the joy of creating music into every young person’s life. We are driven by a passion to knock down the barriers that deprive millions of children and youths of an education that is enriched by music, where their unique stories and voice are valued and lifted up.
A. Cuthbertson Consulting is an educational consulting firm specializing in supporting music educators to improve their classroom environments & instruction by implementing culturally responsive and equitable practices. We partner with schools, districts, and organizations to provide services in professional development, instructional coaching, and other consulting needs.
Bobby McKey's combines all request live music with improvisational humor to produce an interactive night-life experience. Join us to laugh, sing, and clap away the night, while jamming out to all of your best song requests. A great place to celebrate everything, from Birthdays to Bachelor/Bachelorette parties, and also Boozy Brunches and Company events. "This was the most fun I have had since moving to Maryland 18 months ago! Thank you so much!" -FB message
Macie Publishing Group is the publisher of the Be A Recorder Star online (now with Spanish translation) and printed Recorder Curriculums by Ed Sueta and manufacturer of Kingsley Recorders. The curriculums provide everything teachers need for enjoyable and effective recorder instruction including play-along accompaniments, Orff orchestrations and a reward program. Provider of quality, enjoyable professional development for school districts for over 50 years.
Are you looking for a graduate program in music that has a national reputation, but still fits the needs of a working adult? Messiah University has the largest NASM-accredited graduate program in music in the U.S. and has been successfully educating music conductors and educators online for more than 10 years! Messiah has a Master of Music in conducting degree and a Master of Music Education degree that offers a reputation for academic excellence, online classes, experienced faculty and one of the most technologically advanced facilities on the East Coast. Whether you are a school educator, a community or church ensemble director, or a music major graduate, the program can help advance your career as a music educator and deepen your expertise in music conducting.
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Founded in 1931, the National Symphony Orchestra is a world-class ensemble based at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Under the baton of Music Director Gianandrea Noseda, the NSO provides a diverse repertoire of classical and contemporary masterworks performed each season in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall—along with national and international tours, free community concerts and outreach initiatives, critically-acclaimed releases on the NSO’s record label, and pre-professional education and training opportunities. Each season, the NSO collaborates with exceptional soloists, special guests, and today’s most esteemed composers to deliver outstanding contributions to our nation’s artistic and cultural heritage.
Ultimate Drill Book is an arts-focused technology company with hundreds of thousands of users around the world. UDB is bringing innovation to the world of educational technology through UDBapp, Beam Music, and StrideTV. UDBapp is an educational tool for the marching arts; Beam Music is a distribution and collaboration tool for musicians; and StrideTV is a media platform for arts entertainment and educational content.
Boulanger Initiative advocates for women and all gender marginalized composers. We foster inclusivity and representation to expand and enrich the collective understanding of what music is, has been, and can be. We promote music composed by women through performance, education, research, consulting, and commissions.