COVID 19 Updates

Hello Everyone,

Thank you all for your flexibility and your creative approach to our new learning environment!  As we look at the end of the school year, summer and fall new challenges appear.  Below you will find some resources that will hopefully help you plan.

Recruiting 

  • As you know, recruiting for your music programs was greatly impacted by the move to online education.  Below are a few ideas from our members to create interest and get the word out:

Inventory Control

Financial 

  • Make sure that all invoices have been turned in to your business office
  • Make sure that you have discussed collection processes for all fines, fees and outstanding fundraiser money with your building administrator
  • Make sure to contact fundraising companies that you were working with during the school shut down to ensure all financial obligations are met.  

Summer 

  • Rethink what you normally have students do in the summer (marching auditions, band camp, etc.)
  • Encourage students to learn All-State Etudes
  • Assign choral solos to be used as All-State Audition Solos

Fall

  • Obviously we don’t know what the fall looks like, but please begin to brainstorm creative ways you can deliver your curriculum with possible social distancing guidelines
    • Chamber music driven instruction 
    • Hybrid learning (virtual and face to face)

Additional Thoughts

  • General webinar dealing with numerous issues during this time (Scott Lang)

 

Check back often as updates will be made regularly!

 

Helpful Links 

QuaverMusic is offering the following FREE resources: 

 

 

Future Events:

Please see the following link for status of future events.  NMMEA President, District Presidents and NMMEA Executive Director will meet digitally each week to assess and update.  Thank you