FCMEA Creative Explorations Grant
AWARD: UP TO $1500
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2023
The FCMEA Creative Explorations Grant is designed to support active FCMEA members who engage in research, creative activities, and/or projects that align with the mission of the association. Priority consideration will be given to proposals that align with the purpose of FCMEA which is to: (1) address common or specific issues in higher education, (2) advance college and university music programs, (3) promote communication between colleges and universities, and (4) promote teaching at the collegiate level.
Active membership in the Florida College Music Educators Association.
Proposals will be accepted until December 1, 11:59 pm. Be prepared to provide (a) title and brief description of the creative exploration, (b) purpose, (c) desired outcomes, (d) strategic reason for FCMEA to consider the proposal, and (e) anticipated completion date, amount requested, and intended use of funding.
All expenditures covered by this grant must be completed by December 31 of the following year. Grant recipients will be announced during the FCMEA business meeting at the FMEA Professional Development Conference in January.
Proposal Review Procedures
Proposals are evaluated by the FCMEA Board of Directors. Reviewers will consider the following criteria: (a) does the proposal meet all submission criteria? (b) does the purpose align with the mission of FCMEA?, (c) is the proposal described and clearly stated? (d) what is the significance of this creative exploration?
DR. BRANDON MCDANNALD, ASST PROF.
UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA
"Making the Music Education Major Transition from Florida Community Colleges to University: AA to BME"
With the rising cost of higher education, a two-year community college can be a great fit for some students, especially those at the lower end of the socioeconomic scale, as they look to begin their music education degrees. The aim of project is to help determine common practices among select community colleges in Florida that offer associate's degrees routinely leading to music education student transfers. Determining the preparation level of students transferring into universities should help advise four-year music education programs how best to help their community college transfers for their transition
DR. JACOB BERGLIN, ASST PROF.
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
"The Path From HSIs/HBCUs To School Music Teaching"
The purpose of this ongoing research will be to explore the experiences of students pursuing a music education degree at Hispanic Serving Institution (HSIs) and Historically Black Colleges/Universities (HBCUs). The desired outcomes will be a greater understanding of the factors involved in the decision to pursue a music education degree, barriers to entry, and how colleges can mitigate those barriers.