COVID-19 Updates

All TMEA-sponsored events through January 10, 2021, will be held virtually. For the latest updates, go to the COVID-19 Updates page. The information on the COVID-19 webpage supersedes any standard program information presented on this website.


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
TMEA Auditions Update

The TMEA Executive Board announces that to support excellence in student musical development and promote health and safety, all TMEA and ATSSB auditions through January 10, 2021 (middle and high school), will be conducted via uploaded video recordings. As details are finalized, we will notify the membership, and Region officers will receive training.

TMEA Statement on Racism

TMEA condemns the ongoing violence against the Black community and stands with all those we serve. Read the full statement here.

It Starts With Music Production Video Released

Be inspired by the 2020 First General Session production "It Starts With Music," now available to watch and share!

COVID-19 Updates

Stay updated on TMEA business during this time of school closures. All emails to members will be linked from this page.

Remote Recruitment and Retention

TMEA members have offered their strategies for recruiting and retaining students since schools have closed. Offer your answers and check out the strategies others have shared. 

Region-Area Alignment for 2020-2022

TMEA Region and Area alignments for 2020-2022 as finalized by the Executive Board.
2020-2022 Area Apportionment:
6A Band  5A Band  LSC Vocal  SSC Vocal  Orchestra Allotments

TMEA Anthem: It All Begins With Music

Download the TMEA Anthem, premiered at the 2020 TMEA Second General Session.

It Starts With Music: Advocacy Videos

Share these inspirational stories about the power of music education, premiered during the 2020 TMEA First General Session.

100 Years of TMEA

Join us as we honor our past, celebrate our present, and look forward to our next 100 years.

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

May 2020 issue of Southwestern Musician is now available.