TMEA staff and Executive Board hope you and your family are well and doing all you can to stay well. Please note the following information relevant to this time of school closures and return here as this page will continue to be updated.
Updated January 19: The TMEA Executive Board has decided that all TMEA-sponsored events through June 1, 2021, are to be held virtually. Extension of this policy (that was updated on November 10, 2020) is based on the continued commitment to support the health and safety of all students and teachers and their families.
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Updates emailed to TMEA members will also be posted here:
January 19, 2020: Email to All-State Directors: TMEA Executive Board has made the difficult decision not to host an in-person TMEA All-State performance event this year. With a commitment to follow continued health and safety protocols for all involved, the scale of a TMEA All-State event involving several ensembles would not be possible. This unanimous decision was based on thoughtful investigation and considerable deliberation.
January 19, 2020: Email to all members: The TMEA Executive Board has decided that all TMEA-sponsored events through June 1, 2021, are to be held virtually. Extension of this policy (that was updated on November 10, 2020) is based on the continued commitment to support the health and safety of all students and teachers and their families.
November 19, 2020: Convention updates, pay by mail, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Connections event, scholarship fund, and donor thank you.
November 10, 2020: Email to all members: All TMEA-sponsored events through March 1, 2021, will be held virtually. The Executive Board will continue to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 for a possible extension of this directive through the end of the school year.
September 24, 2020: Membership renewal, convention, 2021 All-State update, Resources page, and Donor thank you.
August 6, 2020: Membership renewal, liability insurance, Region meetings, new Resources page, and Mentoring.
July 9, 2020: Summer learning, TMEA Connections events, online resources, Region meetings, and more.
May 22, 2020: Get updates on remote connectivity, convention deadlines, All-State audition materials, and more.
April 7, 2020: Join Your Region Meeting, Texas Music Scholar, 2021 Convention Performing Group Changes, Convention Proposals, and more.
March 24, 2020: Contacting TMEA, 2020-2022 Alignment, Region Meetings, Honor Band & Orchestra Contest cancellations, and more.
TMEA Clinic/Convention Update
After careful consideration, the TMEA Executive Board has decided to host the 2021 Clinic/Convention as a virtual event February 11–13. We always look forward to our annual reunion in San Antonio, and we will miss seeing you there. Now having made this decision, we can explore the unique opportunities a virtual event offers, reimagine our convention, and think big! We look forward to announcing more details and amazing opportunities that will be part of this special event.
TMEA Auditions Update
July 1, 2020: 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 recordings. As details are finalized, we will notify the membership, and Region officers will receive training.
TMEA Invited Performing Group Update
July 21, 2020: The notification to the invited bands, orchestras, jazz ensembles, percussion ensembles, and mariachi ensembles has been extended to September 1. TMEA wants invited groups to have the opportunity to determine whether they can accept such an invitation. We believe that by September 1, most groups will be in a better position to know if they will be able to meet, prepare, and even travel to the convention in February. Selected organizations will be listed on the convention performing group page after the group accepts the invitation.
TMEA Connections Meetings
TMEA hosts “TMEA Connections” meetings to engage members in discussions about the upcoming school year. Watch recordings, download documents, and learn about future meetings.