Happy Fall, it is hard to imagine that we are already in November and the year is moving along so quickly. I want to take this opportunity to reach out to our new members and those returning members who were unable to join us at last year’s conference. The staff of CMEA implemented come exciting changes to the on-site registration process for the conference. As you are already aware, the CMEA Board approved a four-tier system of registration. Early bird registration closed on October 15, 2022, and we are now in the pre-registration phase. This phase closes on December 23rd. Regular registration opens on December 24th and runs through January 13th. New last year and continuing into this year is our “On-The Spot” registration, which opens on-line on January 14th and run through January 28th.
Any participant registering for the conference through January 23rd will be able to pick-up their materials at the pre-registration tables at the hotel. For those of you who miss these deadlines you still have the opportunity to complete your on-line registration form and either select to pay by credit card or to bring a check to the“On the Spot” registration in Broadmoor Hall. When you arrive at the “On the Spot” registration desk you will need to have a copy of either your registration confirmation or invoice available on your mobile device or through a printed copy. The registration worker will verify your registration and payment, and if paying by check on-site they will collect your check. You be handed your conference credentials and you will be on your way. It is important to note, there will no longer be any paper forms for registration. All registrations will take place through the on-line registration portal.
We are excited to offer a streamlined and faster process for conference registration and we look forward to seeing all of you in January 2023.
Spirit of the West - Destination Broadmoor Resort! Time to enjoy our profession, a reunion of musicians in person, moving beyond Zoom and into the future of CMEA! Our Colorado musical reunion is a fabulous opportunity to promote your career, support your colleagues, develop your leadership, teaching, and performance skills. Come hear the finest performing ensembles while enjoying a truly exclusive Colorado experience. See your friends and colleagues at Broadmoor Resort to refresh, renew, and move into the future with specially designed sessions, exhibits, award presentations, and key note speakers. Your enthusiastic participation will make this conference extraordinary!
Big news for our Retired Membership Luncheon! We are currently scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Friday, January 27th at the iconic Lake Terrace Dining Room. Celebrate with CMEA Past-Presidents, Hall of Fame inductees, and 25-Year Award Recipients. This traditional luncheon is always fun as we reminisce and enjoy our friendships. Gift basket drawings will be held, including a free 2024 conference registration. Special thanks to our generous and creative Councils and Executive Board for their contributions. A super perk of being retired is your luncheon is included in your 2023 CMEA Clinic/Conference registration!
Congratulations to our CMEA Executive Board, Council Chairs, Chair-Elects, Area Representatives, and esteemed Board of Directors for producing a brilliant multi-generational, multi-level, one-of-a-kind 2023 CMEA Clinic/Conference. Extraordinary things are happening throughout our membership. I delight in listening to your stories, and seeing your posts on social media. Love to hear about all this in person - you know I do!
CMEA Active and Retired Membership Chair
Hall of Fame, 2015
Greetings from Tri-M!
I hope your year is progressing nicely, and fall concerts are in the books. November is the time to start preparing for Tri-M Day 2023. Please mark Wednesday, January 25th, down in your calendar. We will meet in BroadMoor Hall in Colorado Springs and share our passion for music all day. Registration should be up by November 15th if not sooner. Please check www.cmeaonline.org and click the Tri-M tab. Our registration fee will not include lunch. We do this to help bring costs down as much as possible. You will have 75 minutes for lunch on your own.
Students will be able to build a schedule that is suited toward their interests. Composition, health and wellness, video gaming, jazz improvisation, choral games, hip hop, brass pedagogy and playing musically are just a handful of sessions to select from. Remember Tia Fuller is our Keynote Speaker. Please bring your instruments, as we will end our day performing a full orchestra piece with choir. It is a day you do not want to miss.
Tri-M is more than just Tri-M day in Colorado Springs. It is community service as well as being ambassadors in your school. What activities has your chapter done this year? For a list of ideas go to www.nafme.org and click “For Students tab. “You will find an extensive list to choose from.
Please let me know how I can help you and your chapter. I look forward to hearing from you.
Colorado Tri-M Chair
Tri-M National Advisory Board
CMEA Clinic/Conference Registration Early Open until December 23