Make Music Matter Advocacy Day in Dover
March 21, 2019
The Delaware Music Educators Association, a body of professional music educators, exists to improve music curricula and instruction for students in our public, private, parochial and charter schools and to foster professional growth of all music educators in Delaware. The Association advocates the National Standards as promoted by the NAfME and accepted by the U.S. Department of Education for school music programs and the Delaware Standards for Music as developed by the Visual and Performing Arts Frameworks Commission. The DMEA provides professional development for the members of the organization as well as other music educators in Delaware. The DMEA also organizes the All-State programs in Delaware for those students who are involved in their school music programs. Current DMEA sponsored All-State organizations include: Orchestra, Jazz Band, Junior Band (7 - 9), Senior Band (10 - 12), Junior Chorus (7 - 8), Senior Chorus (9 - 12) and Women's Choir (9 - 12).
2019 DMEA Young Composers Contest Winners
The winner in this division was Freya Banzhaf from the Caravel Academy with a composition titled: Daydream which is written for clarinet and piano. The sponsoring DMEA member is Michaela Salerni
High School Electronic Music/Music Production
The winner in this division and level is Matthew Chen. This is Matthew's third year of participating in the Young Composers Contest. Matthew attends Caravel Academy and the sponsoring DMEA member is William Merritt, Jr. The name of the compositon is: “Shatter”
High School Traditional Composition
The winner in this division and level is Jasmine Bryant. This is Jasmine's third year of participating and the third year winning in this division. Jasmine attends Caesar Rodney High School and the sponsoring DMEA member is DuWane Sandlin. The composition is entitled Bliss and is written for flute, violin, cello, and piano. This composition also won a national composition competition in 2018!
DMEA Retirement Dinner 2017
The Delaware Music Educators Association is a Federated State Association of the National Association for Music Education