World Music Drumming--Slippery Rock University June 10-14
(>Register ASAP for this one!! Susan Metelsky was informed by the WMD folks yesterday that it may be canceled due to low enrollment. I went last year--it is GREAT!!)
First Steps in Music--Grove City College July 22-26
This is a certification workshop for the Feierabend First Steps Curriculum. It is being taught by Leslie Weaver. Leslie will also be at the summer conference.
PMEA Summer Conference--July 16-17
Registration opens soon on this one. PMEA D5 helps defray the cost of this ($100)--you just need to turn in the Summer Conference Reimbursement Form to Lisa. The form can be found on our website.
Changes are Coming; Be on the Lookout!
PMEA is in the process of switching to a new membership system which will require you to create a new log-in for the PMEA website. Stay on the lookout for follow-up information on how to set up your new log-in as well as update your member profile in this new system.
*Please note that Membership Dues Invoices for the 2019-20 membership year will be emailed through this new system (printed invoices will not be mailed this year). You will be able to log-in and print out your invoice to submit for payment, or you can use a credit card to pay online.
Dues rates for the 2019-20 member year:
Full Active: $140
NAfME/PMEA Retired: $67
PMEA Only Retired: $30
If you are currently teaching but will be retiring at the end of this school year, or are a senior undergraduate collegiate member graduating this year, or were an introductory member for the 18-19 member year, please contact the PMEA office (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can update your membership type.
All 2018-19 membership will expire on June 30, 2019.
West Virginia University's School of Music will host its annual Smithsonian Folkways Certification Course in World Music Pedagogy again in 2019.
Participants will explore and develop a foundation in world music pedagogy by engaging with world music in daily workshops featuring several musical cultures including Central Appalachia, Brazil, and West Africa led by WVU faculty and guest artists. Through this partnership with Smithsonian Folkways, teachers will develop a foundation in world music pedagogy and will have access to the rich ethnographic audio, film, and print resources of Smithsonian Folkways.
This intensive weeklong course is intended for K-12, university, and community educators interested in designing innovative curricula that connect K-12 music programs with local and global musical traditions. Workshops engage participants in singing, playing and dancing along with contextualized cultural components.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive documentation from the Smithsonian Institute that certifies specialized study in world music pedagogy, along with verification of 40 continuing education hours.
Questions? Contact Janet Robbins at JANET.ROBBINS@MAIL.WVU.EDU.
Website at https://www.music.wvu.edu/workshops-and-camps/smithsonian-folkways