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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.

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
Zachary Gersch,
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
Each month includes feature content focused on pedagogy, music education research, advocacy, state policy updates, and more.

Publication Content
Publication Regular 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, and 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
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.
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)