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Pat Stegall, AMEA Treasurer/Registrar


campaign by directly contacting a selection of non-members and new teachers.


If you


The AMEA is working on a collaborative membership drive with NAFME HQ for the next few months and we would love to have your help.


Our goal is to increase


membership by 5% by February 1st. The campaign will have a direct mail and email marketing component.


As a current member, you know well the benefits of membership and would be an excellent resource in helping us achieve this goal. We have recently made a “Call for Volunteers” and have a terrific group of volunteers ready to begin the work of growing our membership. It is not too late to volunteer! Your specific involvement will be to supplement the mail and email


would like to serve as a volunteer in our campaign, please complete the survey by following the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MLJRNP9 Once we have finalized our volunteers, you will be contacted with the next step in the process and be guided and trained on the marketing messaging and calling/emailing scripts. At this time, if you know of anyone who should be a member of AMEA/NAFME, and is not currently a member, forward their contact information to me at pstegall@mscs.k12.al.us . Volunteers are the lifeblood of AMEA and thank you for your consideration.


I look


forward to the success in this campaign and I hope you will be part of our volunteers!


Renew your membership now at www.nafme.org . Membership in NAfME is required for participation in state MEA sponsored events like the AMEA Conference, the Elementary Division Fall


Jane Kuehne, AMEA Research Chair


ALABAMA MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION CALL FOR RESEARCH ABSTRACTS


The Alabama Music Educators Association, Higher Education Division invites research poster submissions from all levels of music scholars and practitioners. Submissions may include completed and in-progress research studies involving any aspect of music (edu- cation, therapy, history, psychology, per- formance, music in higher education, etc.). Research based on issues facing music edu- cators, musicians, and music students in the Southeastern United States are especially wel- come, though this is not a requirement.


All submissions should meet the Code of Ethics found in the Journal of Research in Music Education.


Research presented at other conferences will be considered. However, previously pub- lished work will not be accepted.


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SUBMIT PROPOSAL HERE: http://amea-research.org


Conference Days and Location. The AMEA conference will be Thursday, January 21, 2016 – Saturday, January 23, 2015 at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Con- vention Center in Montgomery, Alabama. See http://www.alabamamea.org for more information.


Poster Session Day and Time. The poster session will be on Friday afternoon. Check the conference page of the AMEA website for more information about the schedule.


Proposal Submission. Interested re- searchers should submit a detailed abstract of the research project (up to 1000 words) as a Word or PDF document through our on- line submission website: http://amea-re- search.org.


Deadline. Submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST on Monday, November 16, 2015 for full consideration.


Process for Review & Notification. All ab- stracts will be peer-revised and authors will be notified of acceptance by email on Mon- day, December 7, 2015. When accepted, at least one of the authors must register and at- tend the AMEA Conference to present the poster.


Poster Dimensions. Posters should be pro- fessional in appearance and have poster di- mensions of dimensions no larger than 36 inches by 48 inches. Presenters are expected to bring 15-20 copies of their research ab- stract to the session.


More Information. Contact Dr. Jane Kuehne at Auburn University by phone at (334) 844-6852 or by email at kuehnjm@auburn.edu.


October/November 2015


Remind your colleagues to join, include the new music teachers, invite the inactive music


teachers and be involved as a mentor to the young music teachers.


Conference, and the All-state and Musical Performance Assessments. Joining NAfME secures your membership in AMEA and in your division.


Register now for the 2016 AMEA conference online at www.alabamamea.org. You will find it is easy and it will save you time and money. Reunite with friends and colleagues from all over the state in January. Rejuvenate your energy and renew your enthusiasm for the rest of the school year!


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