TFME Charter Criteria

TMEA established Texas Future Music Educators (TFME) for students enrolled in Texas schools in grades 9–12 who are interested in becoming music educators.

  1. The Texas Music Educators Association Executive Board grants chapter charters.
  2. One chapter per campus (or school district) may be established and must be sponsored by at least one Active TMEA member music educator.
  3. Membership shall be open to any student who is certified by a TMEA Active Member director as a viable member of one of the school’s parent musical organizations and who is academically eligible under Texas statutes.
  4. Chapters would be required to have at least 4 meetings per year, preferably two of which shall be during the fall term and two of which shall be during the spring term.
  5. Chapter activities would be focused on providing service to the school’s musical organizations, and providing information to its members on preparing to become a college music education major and a future music educator.
  6. TFME members would be invited to participate at the annual TMEA Convention beginning on Friday.
  7. During the convention, specific events for TFME members include College Night, attending division-specific performance events, a state meeting with guest clinician/speaker, All-State concerts, and clinic sessions.
  8. Securing housing will be the responsibility of the student and/or chaperon.
  9. TFME shall have a state level information section on the TMEA website.

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For questions about TFME, contact Kay Vanlandingham.