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.

Since its inception, TMEA has dedicated itself to becoming a resource and inspiration for music educators and students. Through TMEA, members are provided outstanding teacher in-service and pedagogical clinics. They receive a valuable monthly magazine, which includes articles and information shared by some of the most respected music teachers in our profession. Our annual convention allows you the chance to hear and observe the finest performing ensembles in the United States. Most importantly, TMEA members become a part of the richest network of teachers, musicians, and friends anywhere.
—Robert Floyd, TMEA Executive Director

The following information is provided to help you in your music education career. 

UIL Director of Music - Welcome Message
TEA/UIL Side by Side
TMEA Mentoring Network
Fine Arts TEKS (TEA Site)
Music TEKS
Tips for New Teachers
Classroom Strategies and Techniques

Magazine Archives
Q&A for Teachers

Curriculum, Lesson Plans, Assessment, Grading

Music Frameworks from CEDFA
Planning to Assess
Sample Instrumental TEKS Level I-IV Expectations/Rubric Assessment

Examples of Assessment Methods and Rubrics (as mentioned in November issue of Southwestern Musician)

Appropriate Use of Sacred Music in the Curriculum
Using Technology in Music Education

TMEA Policies

Code of Ethics and Standard Practices
Region/Area Alignment
Eligibility Requirements for TMEA Auditions
Appeals Process for TMEA Activities
Penalties for Rules and Procedure Infractions

Sample Organization Handbooks

Allen HS Band Handbook
Spring HS Choral Department Handbook
Westlake HS Band Student Handbook

Parents and the Music Educator

UIL Booster Club Guidelines

Band and Choir Booster Bylaws Sample

Professional Relationships

The Business Community as Patrons of Music Education
In School Assistance from Teachers and Support Staff
Our Natural Allies - Community Art Groups

Become an Advocate for the Arts

Music Education Advocacy