June 29, 2020
MayDay Group Nominations
The MayDay Group is seeking two at-large members for the MayDay Group Steering Committee. At-large members are elected in even-numbered years for six-year terms. Nominations will be open until August 15, 2020 and online elections will be held after that. The Chair of the Steering Committee is selected from its at-large members.

To nominate someone, or to self nominate, please send an email to the Steering Committee chair, Darrin Thornton, at dht2@psu.edu.
Book Announcement
Complicating, Considering, and Connecting Music Education
by Lauren K. Richerme

In Complicating, Considering, and Connecting Music Education, Lauren Kapalka Richerme proposes a poststructuralist-inspired philosophy of music education. Complicating current conceptions of self, other, and place, Richerme emphasizes the embodied, emotional, and social aspects of humanity. She also examines intersections between local and global music making. Next, Richerme explores the ethical implications of considering multiple viewpoints and imagining who music makers might become. Ultimately, she offers that music education is good for facilitating differing connections with one's self and multiple environments. Throughout the text, she also integrates the writings of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari with narrative philosophy and personal narratives. By highlighting the processes of complicating, considering, and connecting, Richerme challenges the standardization and career-centric rationales that ground contemporary music education policy and practice to better welcome diversity.

Here is the link to the IU Press Page:
Conferences & Calls
12th Biennial International Symposium
on the Sociology of Music Education (ISSME)
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
Hamar, June 20-23, 2021
The organizing committe of the 12th biennial International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education and the Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences are delighted to announce that the 2021 ISSME symposium will be held at the university campus in Hamar, June 20-23, 2021. The symposium will be hosted by the  DYNAMS research group , led by Professor Petter Dyndahl.
As soon as possible over the summer holidays, the Call for Papers will be announced, and we will present the conference website containing information about the theme(s) for the symposium, proposal submission, conference registration and further information regarding travel, accommodation and scheduling. Any immediate questions regarding the conference can be directed to  Petter Dyndahl
However, it is essential to inform that Hamar is less than an hour's train journey from Oslo's main international airport. Thus, participation in ISSME could easily be combined with the 13th International Symposium on the Philosophy of Music Education – ISPME, to be held in Oslo, Norway, June 16-19, 2021. Although we hope that national and international health authorities will gain control of the Covid-19 pandemic situation by next summer, the symposium is planned with the proviso that part of, or the entire event, must be conducted digitally.
ABLE Assembly: Arts Better the Lives of Everyone
The  Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs  is proud to announce that the 2020  ABLE Assembly: Arts Better the Lives of Everyone Conference  has been reimagined and rescheduled.  The conference will take place online on October 3, 4, 10, and 11, 2020 from noon-5:30 p.m. EST each day.  The event will include live, synchronous keynote sessions and many recorded "breakout" sessions, as well as networking time, performances by artists with disabilities, and synchronous facilitated "synthesis panels" at the end of each conference day. Recorded sessions and supplemental materials will be available to registrants after the conference ends. For more information and to register, go to  berklee.edu/able.
ISME Music in Schools and Teacher Education Commission
MISTEC 2020 Virtual Seminar
Registration for our MISTEC 2020 Virtual Seminar is now open and online:  https://www.isme-commissions.org/mistec-register.html

We will be holding four live sessions on July 17, 18, 24, and 25 via Zoom. 

Registration is free, and attendees may make a voluntary contribution between $10-$40 to support the work of the Commission.

We look forward to seeing you online in July!
Florida Music Director, a previous recipient of the Music Educators' National Conference Award for Excellence, is the official publication of the Florida Music Education Association. The Florida Music Director contains articles of interest to music educators of all levels, from pre-Kindergarten through the college level. It is published eight times annually and distributed to more than 5,000 music teachers, district music supervisors, and other subscribers.

The Florida Music Director publishes featured articles for music educators of all levels, Pre-K through college. Articles generally focus on concepts for the practitioner with practical ideas applicable to music teachers in all areas. Articles should clearly identify problems and offer solutions or considerations for addressing concerns or issues.

To Submit:
Featured articles to be considered for publication are usually 3 to 5 pages in length for printed issues and 5 to 10 pages in length for digital issues. Each page should have approximately 500 words per page, be double-spaced, and include references to all citations. Most articles contain a small number of references for work or information provided by outside sources. Citation and reference styles should adhere to the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). Complete instructions for submission are available at this website:  https://fmea.org/publications/florida-music-director/submission-information/


Dr. Greg Springer, Editor, Florida Music Director,   dgspringer@fsu.edu

Job Announcements
Assistant Lecturer of Music Education
Ball State University
The School of Music invites applications for a full-time, one year appointment in music education with a general music background beginning August 21, 2020.

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in music education, with an emphasis on principles of music education, general music methodologies, classroom instruments, field experience supervision, and other courses based on the expertise of the candidate and the needs of the school. colleagues, as part of 60 music faculty at the School of Music, strongly committed to the teaching profession.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Music Education from an accredited college or university
  • K-12 music teaching experience
  • Collegiate teaching experience (faculty or graduate teaching assistant)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Doctorate in Music Education from an accredited college or university
  • Significant K-12 music teaching experience
  • Collegiate teaching experience at both undergraduate and graduate levels (including thesis/dissertation supervision). 
  • A documented history of professional productivity in Music Education as a requisite to serving on the university graduate faculty.

For more information and to apply: