About the Clinician
Dr. Artie Almeida recently retired after 37 years of teaching in the public schools. She was the music specialist at Bear Lake Elementary school in the Orlando FL area, where she taught 1200 K-5 students. Her dynamic performing groups have performed for NAfME, AOSA, and on the NBC Today Show. Look for The Bear Lake Sound in the upcoming music education advocacy documentary “Marching Beyond Halftime.”
Artie was chosen as Florida Music Educator of the Year, and was also selected as an International Educator 2006 by the Cambridge England Biographical Society. She was a Teacher of the Year at the school level 6 times, Seminole County Teacher of the Year, Runner-Up for Florida Teacher of the Year, and was recently chosen as a University of Central Florida Alumni of the Decade. Artie was included in the publications Who’s Who in American Education, and Great Minds of the 21st Century. She has presented music education clinics in 44 states and 4 countries, and is the author of 27 published music education resources.