Music Education in Wyoming: Music for Learning, Music for Life
The Wyoming Music Educators Association (WMEA) is the professional association for music teachers in the State of Wyoming. Members include Kindergarten – 12th grade, higher education, and private music instructors. Public, private and parochial teachers are represented in the active, collegiate, and retired membership. WMEA provides professional development for music teachers, provides opportunities for all music students to explore and excel in the arts, and serves as an advocate for music education in the schools of Wyoming.
WMEA clinics and festivals take place in the six regional districts of the state and include band, choir and orchestra. WMEA partners with the Wyoming High School Activities Association to provide student experiences in All-State Honor Ensembles (Band, Choir, Orchestra), State Marching Band Festival and State String Festival. Other WMEA projects include the annual professional development conference for music teachers, with professional teaching and graduate credits possible, and the tri-annual journal publication, the Windsong.
WMEA is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization and tax exempt in the state of Wyoming.
The mission of WMEA is to advance music education in Wyoming by advocating for the musical interests
of all students and providing quality programs, professional development, and services.
WMEA shall be the voice for music as an essential part of education in Wyoming where all students receive
a comprehensive, sequential music education that prepares them for lifelong involvement in music.
We value music as part of a core education curriculum.
We value comprehensive music instruction for every Wyoming student.
We value quality music experiences for every Wyoming student.
We value innovative and effective teaching practices.
We value effective profession development for all music educators.