COVID-19 Updates

All in-person TMEA meetings and events are suspended for the remainder of the school year. 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.

The Texas Future Music Educators was established in 2004 to support students who have an interest in a music education career. The purpose of the chapters is for members to provide service to their school music programs and to prepare for entry into college music programs. TFME chapters meet at least four times per year and provide services to their school’s musical organizations. Members explore the possibility of becoming a college music education major and TFME members who have preregistered may attend the annual TMEA Clinic/Convention  on Friday and Saturday.

Apply to Begin New Chapter

Information about starting a chapter can be found in the TFME Charter Criteria. When you are ready to register your new chapter, email Kay Vanlandingham at with your chapter's personalized Constitution and By-Laws.

Once you have registered your new chapter, log into the TFME administration site with the email address associated with your TMEA membership.

Renew a Chapter

Log into the TFME administration site with your TMEA member ID and update chapter and member information.

TFME Annual Dues: $15 per student - Make check payable to TMEA.

TFME Student Benefits
  • Subscription to Southwestern Musician
  • TFME patch
  • TFME Certificate
  • Free TMEA Convention Friday-Saturday (Preregistration required.  Jan. 14 is the cut-off date)
Apply for a Grant to Fund Chapter Events

Chapters can apply for a $300 grant each year. Mail or fax this application to the TMEA office: TFME Grant Application


The TMEA Executive Board has voted to make available a grant to offset expenses associated with TFME student-member transportation/housing for the TMEA Annual Clinic/Convention in San Antonio.  This grant is not to exceed $50 per student member, for up to 10 students, with a maximum of $500 per chapter. 

Application for TFME Convention Grant

TFME Chapters must apply for this grant prior to January 15.  For more information please enter the TFME administration site.



Advertise Your Chapter

Grow your chapter by actively promoting it throughout the year. Posters are available to download and print for this use:

Color Poster

Black & White Poster

Need Help?

If you need additional information, contact Kay Vanlandingham at