It is hard to believe a new school year is upon us! For many of us, the start of the school year, especially this one, brings mixed emotions. There is pure joy as some of our students (and us) get to experience in-person music making for the first time in many months! And for others, there is a great sense of being overwhelmed with the effects that the pandemic has had on our programs. Wherever you are on this emotional spectrum, know that you are not alone! The D1 Executive Committee and many other of your music colleagues are committed to doing all we can to help and support you, so please do hesitate to reach out.
I am looking forward to serving PMEA District 1 and I hope to meet and reconnect with many of you as the year progresses. Again, if I can be of any help, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Best wishes for a great year,
PMEA District 1 President
We Need YOU!
We want to be engaged with as many members of D1 as possible, but we need your help!
- Have an idea (big or small!) or a suggestion for improvement, reach out to us and share!
- Questions, just ask!
- Concerns, we need to hear those too!
Contact Eryn Carranza, D1 President at email@example.com
New to PMEA District 1?
If you are a new teacher or maybe just new to PMEA District 1, we would love to hook you up with a District 1 mentor. If you are interested in having a mentor or being a mentor please email Jamie Gore, D1 Secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org
D1 Festivals are Back
We are excited to be able to once again offer in-person festivals for our students of District 1. More detailed information will be shared in the next few days so be on the lookout! In the meantime, here are some quick notes:
- All D1 auditions will be done remotely via Submittable
- Festival dates are listed on the D1 website
- Audition requirements and repertoire (where applicable) are listed on the D1 website
Professional Development Day
Plans are in the works for an in-person professional development day to be held in the second semester.
We are pleased to offer the D1 Mini-Grant program once again this year. Two (2) $500 grants and four (4) $250 grants will be awarded in each of our four areas of specialization - general, vocal, band, and orchestra. More info coming soon!