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Large Group Festival Registration will open on Tuesday, Sept. 6th, 2016 at 4PM.

Out-of-area festival registration will open on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 4PM.


Bay Area General Music/ Elementary Music Conference

Presented by: California State University, East Bay, Northern California Association Orff Schulwerk Association, Northern California Associate of Kodaly Educators, and the Bay Section Chapter of California Music Educators Association

When: Saturday, October 15th

Where: California State University, East Bay (Hayward)

For More Info: Contact

A unique occassion for music educators working in general music, elementary, or classroom settings to share their experiences, compare pedagogies and get hands on experience with new or familiar approaches. Come for this important gathering and be prepared to dance, drum, sing, and play!

Some of the main presenters will be Doug Goodkin (Orff), Maree Hennessy (Kodaly), Pete Santucci (Gordon Music Learning Theory), Wendell Hanna (Reggio) and Kwaku Manu (Ghanaian drum and dance)

NEW ADJUDICATION FORMS 2016 - click here to go the the directory with all the new adjudication forms for 2016

Handbook Revisions

Click here to read the updated addendum to the handbook, which includes information you need to know regarding festivals. If you take your students to CMEA festivals, you will want to know about the updated information, updated Fall 2015. 

New Festival Registration Site Directions

See the Tempo articles, referenced below, for information about the new festival registration site.

Members need their NAfME/CMEA ID# in order to register groups for festival.  To find your ID# go to the NAfME website to retrieve their membership number:

Tempo Articles pertaining to the New Festival Registration and Festival Evaluation System



New Job Postings

See the listing on the right side of this page for more information.

CMEA Adjudication Information

CMEA ADJUDICATION SESSION QUESTIONNAIRE - click here to fill out the survey (after you attend the session or view the PowerPoint presentation, below).

CMEA Adjudication PowerPoint (pptx format) - click here to download the PowerPoint presentation for viewing on your computer


Stand Up 4 Music (click the link to visit the SU4M website)

The 2014 CMEA-led Stand Up 4 Music (SU4M) California Music Education Advocacy Day was held on Thursday, May 22, 2014.  CMEA has posted a five-minute video online that contains clips of the event and interviews with some of the participants. In order to see this video, go to: .



Since 2013-2014 Festival Season, all festivals have been named by their regions rather than by their Areas. The regions are: 

  • North (Areas I & VII), representing Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties.
  • East (Areas II & III), representing Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
  • South (Areas V & VIII), representing Santa Clara county.
  • West (Area VI), representing San Francisco and San Mateo counties.
  • Valley (Area IV), representing Alpine, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties.


For more information on Festivals, click on the Festival tab, above.