I hope this email finds you well and enjoying the end of the school year. Concert season is upon us and I’m sure there is some incredible music making occurring throughout District 12! Thank you for what you do to bring music to our children.
I am emailing you with two important pieces of information. First, the PMEA District 12 Chorus audition music is posted on our PMEA D12 website at this link https://www.pmea12.org/district-12-auditions/2019-20-district-chorus-audition-info. Instrumental audition excerpts will be posted at the beginning of June. Thank you to our repertoire committee for working diligently to produce a great list of excerpts for next year’s auditions.
Second, District 12 is currently seeking individuals interested in running for the position of President. This is a 6-year term, with 2 years (beginning in the fall of 2019) as Vice President, 2 years as President (fall of 2021), and 2 years as Past-President (fall of 2023). The first two years of the position is on the job training and there is a great support system in place. If you have any questions, or you are interested in running, please email me as soon as possible at email@example.com .
As always, if you have any questions, please send me an email. Enjoy the rest of your school year and thank you again for the work that you do!
District 12 is currently seeking individuals interested in running for the position of President. This is a 6-year term, with 2 years (beginning in the fall of 2019) as Vice President, 2 years as President (fall of 2021), and 2 years as Past-President (fall of 2023).
PMEA D12 mourns the loss of two outstanding music educators from our area. Larry McGriff, a music educator in the Marple Newtown School District, passed away in November 2018. Irving Jacobson, a music educator in the Rose Tree Media School District, passed away in March 2019.
2019 PMEA District 12 Band, Chorus, Orchestra Auditions
Saturday November 23rd, 2019
Location: West Chester Rustin HS
As has been announced all year, the auditions for BAND and ORCHESTRA will be based on a set of excerpts that will be published on this website by the end of June 2019. Thank you to everyone who has assisted in putting the excerpt packets together! The CHORAL auditions will remain the same as last year.
West Chester University’s NAfME chapter hosted a “Day of Music” on February 2nd, 2019. Middle school students from several local schools attended a day of workshops and masterclasses taught by WCU Music Education students. All students participated in a masterclass on their primary instrument and chose from several workshops such as ear training, practice techniques, and jazz improvisation. The event will be offered again in the Fall of 2019. If you would like more information about this event, please contact the PCMEA representive for D12, Kendra Woywod.
I’d like to begin by thanking all of our PMEA Festival hosts for the 2018- 2019 School Year! You have given your time and energy to provide memorable and inspiring experiences for hundreds of students. Thank you!
2019-2020 HS Festivals are listed below. Elementary and MS Fests will be announced throughout the summer and fall.
PMEA’s 8th Annual Music Education Advocacy Day on Monday, April 29 will take place in Harrisburg. This is a great opportunity for you to take an active role, meeting with your representatives, attending the PMEA presentation and news conference and enjoying the musical ensemble performances. Additional details are available here
PMEA has created a Title IV Funding Tool Kit now available on the state advocacy homepage. Please take time to make use of this valuable resource for requesting additional funding. There are examples of real-life Title IV success stories that you can easily use to help you make a case for funding in your own district.
The Grant application is open to any member teacher in District 12. The scholarship application is open to any seniors in your ensembles who have been a member of a D12-sponsored high school festival and will be studying music education next year in college.
If you have any issues accessing the forms, please contact us through the D12 website.