FCMEA Professional Development
Resources & Opportunities

FCMEA is dedicated to the professional growth of its membership. As a result, we are happy to announce the creation of a number of new professional development opportunities.

FCMEA Mentorship Program

Are you looking for professional support as you navigate music teaching in higher education? Do you wish to connect with a music educator outside of your university? 

FCMEA's mentorship program was created to support the professional growth of its membership at various stages in their careers. We are looking for both mentors and mentees to be apart of this NEW program! Apply today!

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Creative Explorations Grant

The FCMEA Creative Exploration 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.

  • Awards up to $1500.

  • Proposals are due November 1st of each calendar year. 

  • 2022 Application coming soon!

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Professional Development Workshops and Presentations

FCMEA is happy to sponsor a series of in-person and virtual professional development presentations and workshops throughout the year. See below for more information regarding our calendar and access to virtual offerings.


***Virtual Presentation***
Mentoring First-Generation Music Students from Low Socioeconomic Backgrounds


This session addresses societal, cultural, and financial factors that have traditionally had a negative impact on the entry and matriculation of first-generation college students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, and examines the factors that have long impacted the completion and graduation rates for these students.