Results from last night's Honors String Orchestra auditions are posted in the members-only section. The password was communicated to directors at the meeting. Please do not share it with students.
The annual Fall Workshop presented by the Professional Development Committee will take place on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at Carnegie Mellon University. This year's workshop will be presented in memory of Areta Kalogeras, who was a former D1 president and active member of the Curriculum & Instruction (now PD) Committee. The day's theme is "Back to Basics," and features sessions important to all areas of PMEA membership. Cost is free for active members, $10 for non-members, and $5 for collegiate non-members. For a detailed schedule, go to the PROF DEV tab.
Online registration is now open. Click here to register for the workshop.
If you need documentation to submit for approval to attend, click here to download a printable flyer.
Please note that we will not do pre-paid parking this year. We were informed by the staff at CMU that pre-paying doesn't actually save any money nor does it guarantee a parking space. The garage typically used for the workshop is the East Campus Garage, located off of Forbes Avenue. Click here for a printable map. Rates are as follows:
Hello Choral Directors,
Just as a reminder, all applications for this year’s Honors Choir at Seton Hill University must be postmarked by Friday, September 18, 2015. Please include the director’s information form with the ranking of your students, a copy of your current PMEA membership card and all completed student forms. Please make sure that all of the information on your student applications are complete and have the necessary signatures. All forms were included in the mailing sent out at the beginning of August or can be found on the PMEA website.
Mail all applications to:
West Mifflin Area High School
91 Commonwealth Avenue
West Mifflin, PA 15122
ATTENTION: Melissa Prutz
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns at Prutzm@wmasd.org or 412-466-9131 extension 1018. I understand that some school districts just started school last week and the deadline is so soon. Please contact me if you need to email or fax over your applications.
Mrs. Melissa Prutz
Honors Choir Festival Co-Host
The latest issue of the District 1 Newsletter is now available for online viewing and download. Included in this issue are the following articles and information:
Go to the NEWSLETTER tab to access the interactive PDF (hyperlinks enabled).
The E-Mail Alerts that members of District 1 previously were able to subscribe to for community announcements have not been regularly maintained for a few years. The board voted to reestablish the Membership Chair position and as part of this will also create a membership committee who will be charged with strengthening communication and ties with the members in all 5 counties
Until all of that is set in motion and running, a page has been created under the Members tab for members to share announcements such as job openings, auditions for community groups, notification of special programs that would be interesting to PMEA members, etc. Once the membership committee organizes their methods of communication, the e-mail alert system will be reinstated so that members can subscribe to specific types of announcements (elementary, middle school, high school, college, general music, strings, band, choir, technology, etc.).
To submit something to be included on the announcements page, click the "submit announcement" button to complete the form with information to be shared with the membership. After approval from the EXCOM, the website editor will post it on the Community Announcements page under the Members tab.
Festival Coordinator Stephanie Glover has been diligently working to update the District 1 School Mailing Master List. Over the past several years, we've received complaints that schools have incorrect mailing information, or are not listed under specific festival lists (jr. high chorus west, etc.), or are being sent to schools that have been closed. Since there is no real way for the D1 leadership to know if all information is correct, we are asking for the membership to assist us in making sure that our list is as accurate as possible.
Please click on the PDF list below and make sure that your school, district, east/west split, festival category (EL/JH/HS), and other mailing information is correct. After you have checked your information on the list, do one of the following:
All directors who are hosting fests and festivals for the 2015-16 school year should plan to attend the Host Orientation Meeting on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 4:00PM in the Comfort Suites Monroeville. Please contact festival coordinator Stephanie Glover with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FULL TIME position open now for HIGH School Chorus
Send letter of interest, resume, PA Standard Teaching App. and current Act 34, 114, 151 clearances to:
Mr. Brian Uplinger, Superintendent of Schools
Central Greene School District
PO Box 472
Waynesburg, PA 15370
Deadline: September 2, 2015