TMEA is an organization of over 11,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA comprises five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. TMEA leaders carefully monitor the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction.

What's New

Apply to Perform for the 2019 Convention

College and University Bands and Jazz Ensembles - April 1 Deadline
Middle School, High School and College/University Choirs - May 10 Deadline
High School and Middle School Jazz Ensembles - May 15 Deadline
Elementary Choirs and Instrumental Ensembles - June 15 Deadline

After the Convention

Return to the convention webpage to create your CPE record, download handouts, and more.

Region-Area Alignment for 2018-2020

(Updated 2/28/2018) Review the Proposed Region and Area alignments for 2018-2020 and submit comments by March 14 to the TMEA Deputy Director
2018-2020 Area Apportionment: Winds & PercussionVocal

TMEA Welcomes New Board Members

Learn more about the 2018-2019 TMEA Executive Board members.

Harvey-Affected School Fine Arts Programs Still Need Help

While Harvey may seem like a memory, for many students the effects are still very real. Review the list and contact teachers directly to offer your help. Spread the word so that all needs can be met!

Be a Music Education Advocate

Find ready-to-print/show materials on this page. Distribute advocacy materials to parents, administrators, and the community in support of music education for all!

Region-Area Alignment Maps for 2016-2018

View the alignment for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year.
2016-2018 Area Apportionment: Winds & PercussionVocal

Music Education in the Law

This article (PDF) will help you stay updated on what the law says about music education. Use the final page quick reference to communicate this with your colleagues and administrators.

Southwestern Musician Online

February 2018 issue of Southwestern Musician is now available.

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