Owner: Texas Music Educators Association
Editor: Robert Floyd
Advertising Manager: Tesa Harding
Managing Editor: Karen Cross
Publisher: Craftsman Printers Inc., Lubbock, Texas
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.
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.
Columns by the President, Executive Director, and Divisional Vice-Presidents appear in each issue.
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
|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, TMEA Annual Report, 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)|