Music in Our Schools Bus
Tour Stopped at Eldorado High School
Albuquerque's own Eldorado High School was one of
just five U.S. high schools that were recognized
this month for dedication to excellence in music
education. On March 3, the school hosted Danielle
Bradbery, the youngest-ever winner of The Voice, as
part of a stop on the week-long Music In Our Schools
national bus tour. Kicking off National Music In Our
Schools Month the cross-country bus tour spotlighted
music education and the benefits music teachers
bring to their students and school communities. A
highlight of the Albuquerque tour stop was a special
private performance by 17-year-old Bradbery, who
addressed students and performed songs from her
self-titled Big Machine Records debut, including the
Top 15-and-rising "The Heart of Dixie."
Luis Delgado and Don Gerheart presented Principal
Martin Sandoval with a $1,000 check in appreciation
for their support and to help support the Eldorado
High Schools music education efforts. Thanks to
everyone at Eldorado HS who supported this event and
especially Martin Sandoval, Principal; Brad Dubbs,
Band Director; Megan Radar, Choral Director; Ruth
Striegel, Orchestra Director; and Steven Snowden,
Associate Band Director.
Click here to see a brief video of Monday's event.
for the Music in Our Schools Month Proclamation from
the office of Gov. Martinez.
Very Important - End of Course
(EoCs) and Music Performance Assessment
It is very important
that everyone reads the letter from our President
Neil Swapp and the information packet that is
attached to his letter regarding the End of Course
Exam (EoCs) and the Music Performance Assessment
(MPA). To access the letter and packet of
Important - Music Performance Assessment Rubrics
Please download a copy of the Music
Performance Assessment Rubric (scoring
sheet) that will be use for all choral,
band, and orchestra MPA's in all district
events this semester. These rubrics have
been approved by PED.
for the Choral MPA Rubric
for the Instrumental MPA
Rubric which will be used for band and
for the Sight Reading
NMMEA Officers Elect for 2015-2016
Congratulations to our officers-elect who will take
office following our 2015 All-State Music Festival
and In-Service Conference.
President - Brian
Band Vice President - Bernie Chavez
Choir Vice President - Deanna Amend
Vice President - Jonathan Amerding
President - Jim Rivera
General Music Vice
President - Jan Delgado
Collegiate Vice President
- Kayla Paulk
Thanks to everyone who agreed to run for office.
NAfME Membership Link - The Easy Way to Join or
If you are new and would like to join NAfME/NMMEA
or if you want to renew your membership it
easier. Click on this link
For new members you will need to fill in your
name email address and name and proceed to
complete the information. If you are renewing
your membership you will need to enter your
email address and know your NAfME ID number.
Follow the directions. This will also take you
to your record with your personal information.
Check your information to be sure it is correct
and change any fields that need to be updated.
Very Important - Action
Music Educators Contact Information
If you are a new music
educator to New Mexico, if you have changed positions, or if your contact
information has changed, please let
, NMMEA Executive Director know
your contact information for both your home and school addresses. This is very
important information that is needed if you are to received communications from
NMMEA about our activities and events. Please do so ASAP.