Fairfax General Music Educators Association

FGMEA supports the work of general music teachers in providing a high-quality music education for the students of Fairfax County, Virginia. Learn more about FGMEA and its mission.

FGMEA 2016-2017 Registration Now Open

A new school year is about to begin, so why not beat the rush?
Join or renew your membership to FGMEA now!
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ACCF 2016 Photos Posted

2016 ACCF-50The official photos of the 2016 FCPS All-County Choral Festival are now available on our Photos Page. You can also enjoy images from past festivals and other events.

The Longest Months

by Rachel Grimsby, Fort Hunt ES

The months of February, March, and April tend to be a teachers hardest (and longest) months of instruction. Our days are filled with meetings that may or may not pertain to us, ECART and SOL speak seem to be the focus of the building, meanwhile we specialist fear the constant threat of snow interfering with our already abbreviated instructional days and rehearsals. It is so important during these months that we focus on our purpose; our students. Continue reading

Folk Dancing is Fun

by Cheryl Baker, Mount Eagle ES

Last year, I had the opportunity to teach a special music class to my primary classes. Each quarter, I focused on some aspect of music (dance, musical drama, intensive Orff instruments and music and puppets). This article will focus on my experience with the quarter I taught dance. For a whole quarter, we danced. Kindergarten, First and Second grades. When I first began teaching, I had no idea how to teach a bunch of wiggly little kids how to dance, but once I learned to break down the skills needed for that dance, the teaching process was much easier, and the children had a lot of fun! Continue reading

And the Mini-Grants go to…….2013-2014 Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013-2014 FGMEA Mini-Grants!

  • Alicia Wyler (Oakton ES): Portable & Personal PA Systems
  • Jacqueline Yoerges (Rose Hill ES): Noteflight for Literacy

FGMEA members can read the winning proposals from this year and last on the FGMEA Documents page. Grant Co-Chairs Bev Ogden and Josie Walker wish to thank all those who submitted an application, and acknowledge Michael Dennis and Kelly Harbison for their invaluable assistance in reading and rating all of the excellent proposals.

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