Future Music Educators Honors Symposium

Program for High School Seniors

For – Pennsylvania High School Seniors who have been accepted at a college or university to major in music education. A maximum of 20 students will be chosen from the applications submitted.

Purpose – To present a series of experiences within these students’ chosen career path, in a professional setting.

Students will be making connections with their future peers and mentors, creating a support system for their career preparation, and having opportunities to discuss and reflect on all aspects of their future careers with college music education majors and professional educators.

When – Running concurrently with the 2023 PMEA Annual Conference, April 19-22 at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center. The program will begin on Wednesday evening, April 19 and concluded on Saturday, April 22 following the All-State Wind Ens. & Chorus Concert.

Requirements–Students should be in high academic standing. Applications will be chosen based on academic achievement, participation in musical activities and courses, participation in the community and leadership experience.

Cost – $450 (includes conference registration, chaperoned housing and meals at the convention center during the event)

To be paid by sponsoring school district, or booster group, or possible scholarship from student’s TRI-M chapter or PMEA District, or individual family. A student accepted for this program, with their sponsoring HS director/PMEA member’s help and advice, is responsible for payment of fee.

Evidence of acceptance into a college program for music education, letters of recommendation, personal statement, copy of grades (transcript), cumulative average and class rank, and sponsorship by the PMEA HS director are required in the online application.

Application Deadline – Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Conflict of Opportunity – If a student chosen for this program also qualifies for an All-State performing ensemble, they will have the opportunity to choose which program to accept.

Questions? Please email fmehs@pmea.net