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Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) Archives

 Collection 0153-SCPA
Founded in 1941, the Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) is the professional association for the school music teachers of Maryland. Its mission is to give Maryland’s music teachers opportunities for professional development, encourage excellence in both teachers and students, and to be an advocate for music education within Maryland schools. The MMEA Archives covers the period from 1904 to 2008 with the bulk of the materials falling between 1970 and 1990. The collection consists of board meeting minutes, correspondence and memoranda, financial materials, materials of officers including presidents of the organization, membership materials, documents relating to events sponsored by the organization, the quarterly publication The Maryland Music Educator, as well as audio and visual materials relating to All-State groups selected by the organization. Included materials document the relationship between MMEA and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), as well as other similar organizations.

Dates

  • 1904-2008
  • Majority of material found within 1970-1990

Use and Access to Collection

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Please make an appointment with the curator: Vincent J. Novara Tel: 301.405.9220, Email: vnovara@umd.edu

Extent

40.25 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The Maryland Music Educators Association Collection covers the period from 1904 to 2008 with the bulk of the materials falling between 1970 and 1990. The collection consists of board meeting minutes, correspondence and memoranda, financial materials, materials of officers including presidents of the organization, membership materials, documents relating to events sponsored by the organization, the quarterly publication The Maryland Music Educator, as well as audio and visual materials relating to All-State groups selected by the organization. Included materials document the relationship between MMEA and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), as well as other similar organizations.

Administrative History

Founded in 1941 and incorporated in 1961, the Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) is the professional association for the school music teachers of Maryland. Its mission is to give Maryland's music teachers opportunities for professional development, encourage excellence in both teachers and students, and to be an advocate for music education within Maryland schools. MMEA sponsors a variety of activities that provides musical enrichment for both students and teachers of music. The organization sponsors eight annual All-State performance groups (Senior Band, Senior Mixed Chorus, Senior Women's Chorus, Senior Jazz Band, Senior Orchestra, Junior Band, Junior Chorus and Junior Orchestra) which are chosen from all over the state as well as solo and ensemble events.

MMEA is a state-wide, non-profit educational organization dedicated to the advancement of music education in Maryland as well as the advancement the musical growth of Maryland's teachers and students. It serves as the federated Maryland state unit of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC). It also serves as the music department of the Maryland State Teachers Association (MSTA) MMEA currently counts 1,100 Maryland music teachers from every part of the state as members. These teachers teach in every type of school at every grade level. Members have the option of joining one of the many sub organizations connected with the MMEA such as the Maryland Orchestra Directors Association (MODA), the Maryland Choral Directors Association (MCDA), or the Maryland Band Directors Association (MBDA).

Arrangement

This collection is organized into sixteen series and eighteen subseries.
  1. Series 1: Executive Board Minutes
  2. Series 2: Executive Board Correspondence and Memoranda
  3. Series 3: MMEA History, Constitution and Bylaws
  4. Series 4: Finances
  5. Series 5: Officers
  6. Series 6: Committees
  7. Series 7: Conferences
  8. Series 8: Conventions and Festivals
  9. Series 9: Publications
  10. Series 10: Awards
  11. Series 11: Organizations Connected with MMEA
  12. Series 12: All-State Groups
  13. Series 13: Photographs, Slides, and Computer Discs
  14. Series 14: Tapes
  15. Series 15: Memorabilia
  16. Series 16: Surveys

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Current and future accessions will be made through the NAFME Historical Center.

Related Material

The Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) Archives are part of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Historical Center, previously known as the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) Historical Center.

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.
Title
Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) Archives
Status
edited-full-draft
Author
Processed by Jennifer Somerwitz, May 1995; revised by Sarah Lindblom, February-April 2013
Date
2013-04-01
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Revision Statements

  • 2013-06-05: EAD markup validated using Oxygen software by Amanda May, June 2013.

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library Library

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
8270 Alumni Drive
College Park MD 20742 United States