Advertising Information and Content

Owner: Texas Music Educators Association

Editor: Robert Floyd

Advertising Manager: Zachary Gersch

Managing Editor: Karen Cross

Publisher: Craftsman Printers Inc., Lubbock, Texas

Representatives: None

Correspondence Address

TMEA Advertising and Exhibits Manager
P.O. Box 140465, Austin, TX 78714-0465

Circulation Information
  • Published monthly August through May (except March)
  • Mailed second class
  • Sworn statement of circulation carried in SRDS Business Publications.
  • Present circulation: 16,000 or greater.
Magazine Content

The publishing year for Southwestern Musician is August through May, corresponding with the traditional school year. In addition to pedagogical features included in each month’s publication, below is a brief outline of additional expected content. This content is subject to change.

Monthly Columns

Columns by the President, Executive Director, and Divisional Vice-Presidents appear in each issue.

Feature Articles

Features from the following types are included each month:

  • Legislative Updates (during a session year)
  • Articles relating to advocacy, pedagogy, and music education research
  • It Works for Me: articles written by music educators, sharing ideas that work in their classroom
Publication Content

August: TMEA membership information, Region meeting announcements, features relevant for the beginning of school
September: Honor Band and Honor Orchestra finalists & winners, preview of TMEA convention featured clinicians, TMEA Convention President’s Concert information, College Division Fall Conference preview
October: Convention news, housing reservation details, All-State conductor biographies, All-State audition information, TMEA scholarships, College Division call for papers
November: Convention news, performing group introductions, and convention promotional information, legislative session preview (when applicable), TMEA scholarship reminders
December: Convention schedule preview, keynote speaker/general session preview, Convention Sponsor acknowledgement, Executive Board candidate announcement, Volunteer opportunities
January: Executive Board candidate statements, convention updates, performing group previews, String Honor Orchestra finalists & winners, All-State concert schedule, College Fall Conference report; legislative session update (when applicable)
February: Final convention updates, features; legislative session update; Honor Band announcement
April: Convention images, new Executive Board welcome, scholarship winners, four-year All-State musicians, initial information on invited group application process, legislative session update, convention attendance and membership report, convention minutes, spring Region meeting announcement
May: Clinic proposal reminder, summer event preview, membership renewal preview, legislative session update (when applicable)

Convention Program: Complete list of convention events, Executive Board candidates, list of all concert repertoire, event promotions, map of event locations and Exhibit Halls, list of convention personnel and exhibitors.

Need Help?

For questions about advertising, contact Zachary Gersch.