2024 Future Music Educators Symposium

Directors: You are cordially invited to encourage your students to apply for the Future Music Educators Symposium on Friday, February 9, 2024, at the SCMEA Professional Development Conference in Columbia. The purpose of the symposium is to inform and encourage our best and brightest music students to consider careers in music education.

The FMES will feature workshop sessions presented by master teachers on the value and benefits of pursuing a career in music education, workshops by college professors on how to prepare for auditions and scholarships, a session with current collegiate students on what to expect and how to prepare for their college experience, attendance at an SCMEA conference session, time to visit the exhibits and college booths, and an awards presentation at our General Session on Friday morning.

The symposium is open to high school sophomore, junior, and senior students considering a career in music education. There will be a $30 registration fee for lunch and workshop supplies. Our goal is to have a group of our finest students participate in the Future Music Educators Symposium in February, so I hope that you will be willing to encourage your outstanding students to explore and consider careers in music education through this one-day experience.

Click here for the student application form.

Click here for the director nomination form.

Click here for the tentative symposium schedule.

The deadline for applications is Friday, January 12.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. David Cudd
FMES Coordinator
Associate Dean – Cline School of Music
North Greenville University