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The Wyoming Music Educators Association (WMEA) is the Wyoming affiliate of  MENC -- Music Educators National Conference.  Members include Kindergarten - 12th grade, college/university, and private music instructors throughout the state.

bullet Convention Information  
bullet Executive Board
bulletListserv
bulletCalendar of Music Events 
bullet All State Library (searchable)
bullet WMEA Stategic Plan
bulletScholarships Les Parsons | Ron Kuhn
bulletWindsong
bulletIssues of Interest Block, Pullouts, Advocacy
bulletContact Other Music Teachers
bulletLinks (MENC, Schools, Colleges, IAJE, Past Allstate members, ACDA Childrens Choir, All-State Marching Band, Job Listings, etc.)
bulletWyoming AOSA Events
bulletAwards Outstanding Educator, Meritorious Service, FAME, National Federation, Distinguished Service. 

This page is maintained by Dave Brinkman.  Suggestions welcome!

Convention and Executive Board Meeting Information

bulletExecutive Board  Exec. Board Minutes
bulletJanuary 20, 2008 in Sheridan
bulletMay ?? in Casper
bulletWMEA All State Convention
bullet January 20-22, 2008 Sheridan
bullet Northwest Division
bullet2009
bulletMENC National Convention
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bullet2010 April 14-18 Kansas City, Missouri

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Listserv

A discussion list for WMEA members and others who are interested in Music Education in Wyoming.  Click here to be added to the list.  The address to send mail to the listserv is wmea-l@uwyo.edu However,  your mail will not go through unless you are a member and you send it from address you gave when you subscribed.  You can be subscribed from more than one address.

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Issues of Interest

bulletMENC List of Articles on Block Schedule
bulletDesigning/building a music room
bulletElementary Instrumental Pull-out
bulletAdvocacy.  Dr. Tim |  Children's Music Workshop | King Music| Music Ed Online | Arts Ed Partnership | PCAH |Impact of Arts on Learning |
bulletWhat other issues would you like to see included?

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Contact Information
bullet John Aanestad, Riverton
bulletSean Ambrose, Cheyenne Music Supervisor
bulletSteve Barnhart, UW Percussion
bulletConnie Bassett, Laramie Slade Elementary General
bulletRonnie Bedford, NW College
bulletDave Bellis, Worland Band
bulletBob Belser, UW Band
bulletMarianne Bibbey, NW College
bulletSue Briggs, Pinedale Vocal Music
bulletPat Dalton, Riverton HS Choral
bullet Rich Garcia Evanston Band
bulletRod Garnett, UW Flute, World Music, & Gamelan
bulletTerry Gunderson, Casper College Music Dept
bulletNeil Hansen, NW College
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Robert Hussa, Central Wyoming College

bullet Doug Janas, Guernsey-Sunrise Band
bullet Susan Kephart, Trail Elementary, Torrington
bullet Jan Kliewer, NW College
bulletMike Masterson, Northwest College, Powell.
bullet Tom Matthews, Powell Band
bullet John Miller, Powell Choir
bullet Rebecca Murdock, Lander Private String Program
bullet Greg Paulson, Dean Morgan JH
bullet Jim Przygocki, UW Strings
bullet Brent Rose, Buffalo HS Band and Choir
bullet Debbie Rose, Lusk
bullet Jerry Sellars, Guernsey/ Sunrise High School, Vocal Music
bullet R. Craig Sheppard, Pinedale Instrumental Music
bullet Doug Starks, Jackson Elementary, General
bullet Patrick Stolz, LCCC Guitar, Voice;  K-6 vocal, St. Mary's-Cheyenne
bullet Vern Swain, Evanston HS Vocal
bullet Tim Thompson
bullet Heather Blackwell, Davis Middle School (Evanston)

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WMEA Executive Board  Exec. Board Minutes

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 Sean Ambrose, President 2810 House Ave. Cheyenne, WY 82001 (h) 307-778-2632 (w) 307-771-2105 FAX 307-771-2498, Cell 630-7129      

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Wendy Gray President Elect 309 W. 9th St. Gillette WY 82716 (h) 307-686-0493, (w) 307-682-2225,( c) 307-689-3078

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Deb French, Past President PO Box 777 Wright, WY 82732 (h) 307-464-0732 (w) 307-686-1060             

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Erin Jespersen Secretary 307 837-2296

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Sandy Steele, State Manager (Treasurer)  500 S. 9th St. Laramie, WY 82070 (h) 307-742-9296 (w) 307-721-4420 x 127 FAX 307-742-9297, Cell 399-0731

Vice Presidents
bullet Chuck Brumbaugh Band  PO Box 1492, Lyman, WY 82937, (w) 307-786-2703 ex 512, (h) 307-787-3717, (c) 307-780-5718
bullet David Hurst Choir  4530 Glendo Ave. Cheyenne, WY 82001. 307 637-0687 (H), 307 771-2680 x20401(W) 214-440 (C) 
bullet Michelle Lazarus Orchestra  2912 Central Ave. Cheyenne,WY 82001 307 772-0082 (H), 307 220-7770(C)
bullet  Joan Kingsolver Elementary 2942 Ridecrest DR  Casper 82604 307 266-3731 (H) (307 262-9389 (C), 307 577-4578 (W)
bullet Debbie Rose Secondary PO Box 441, Lusk, WY 82225, (h) 307-334-2846, (c) 307-340-8175        
bullet Eric Unruh Higher Education 125 College Drive Casper, WY  82601,(w) 307-268-2537, (h) 307-235-2957
District Presidents
bullet Morgan Grover North Big Horn 1225 10th St. Cody 82414, (w)307-587-4251 ext. 5143
bullet Tyler Surrell South Big Horn  1000 Cliff St. Lander 82520 307-332-3640x2124(W), 307 349-5748 (C), 307 335-5090 (H)
bullet Allan Dancer. Southwest  Mountain View, WY (w) 307-782-3641 x235, (h) (307) 782-6760
bulletJaxine Barhite, Southeast  9607 Carbine Trail, Cheyenne, Wy. 82009 307-6338-1855 (h),  307-771-2663 x 118(w)
bullet Jeremy Huck, North Platte  Glenrock HS. PO Box 1300, Glenrock WY 82637 436-2309 (H), 436-7469(W)
bullet Brent Rose, Northeast.  Music Director (band and vocal) Buffalo High School, 29891 Old HWY 87, Buffalo, WY 82834, 307-684-2269, Fax - 307-684-9481
Appointed Positions
bullet Gary Gasser Windsong Editor 3561 Bighorn Street Casper, WY 82609(307) 237-3474(h) cell (307) 259-0771, 358-9771(w)
bulletJoann Stevens  Membership  2420 Cripple Creek Drive, Rock Springs, WY 82901 362-9772(H), 352-3474(W), (307) 371-4491(Cell)
bullet TBA, Technology 
bullet Dan Holroyd, Marching Band  2800 East Pershing Blvd. Cheyenne 82001  771-2663 (w) 
bullet Mary Ann Fritz, MIOSM 5725 Blue Bluff, Cheyenne 82009  771-2595 (w)
bullet TBA, Society for General Music  
bullet Mary Beth Jones Music Industry  1501 Kingsbury Casper, WY 82609 (h) 307-235-1695 (w) 307-577-6727
bullet Gary DeBolt Tri-M  PO Box 335  Diamondville, WY 83116 307 877-6991(W)
bullet Kate McKeage Teacher Education UW 307 766-3045 (W)
bullet Dave Brinkman, Research   507 South 24th Laramie, WY 82070  307-766-5242 (w)
bullet Jim Przygocki, Collegiate Membership  UW, 766-3339(w) 
bullet Greg Paulson, Retired Members  P.O. Box-2544 Casper, Wy. 82602  307-258-6226(cell), 307-233-2466 (w)
bullet Suzie Schatz-Benson  All State Host 2121 West 11th St. Sheridan 82801 307 672-2140 (H), 307 752-2293 (C),

Exec. Board Minutes

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Links

bulletMENC Our National Organization. 
bulletStandards
bulletCopy of National Standards
bulletWyoming Fine and Performing Arts Standards | Changes from previous version
bullet Music Ed Links Many useful links for Band, Choral, Orchestra, Jazz, General and Research (compiled by Dave Brinkman)
bullet University of Wyoming
bulletCommunity Colleges: Casper, Central, Eastern, LCCC, Northwest, Sheridan, Western 
bullet K-12 Schools
bullet UW String Project
bulletJobs
bullet UW Career Services--listing of K-12 jobs--Interview Fair 
bullet Wyoming School Boards job listings
bullet Wyoming Teaching Jobs Listings (state job bank)
bullet Wyoming Department of Education
bullet Wyoming High School Activities Association (WHSAA) -- Rules for Music from WHSAA -- WHSAA Calendar
bullet Wyoming Education Association and NEA
bullet IAJE Wyoming and All State Jazz Band and Jazz Choir
bullet Wyoming All-State Marching Band
bullet 2007 All State Groups

 

 

 

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Windsong

bulletWindsong is the state magazine for WMEA
bulletEditor Gary Gasser  
bulletAdvertising Mary Beth Jones
bulletDeadlines
bulletFall Issue August 15
bulletAll-State Issue December 1
bulletSpring Issue April 1
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Scholarships

Les Parsons Scholarship

bulletFor High School Seniors that will major in music education
bullet Click here to see the application  Word Document. 
bulletContact Wendy Gray if you have questions.

Ron and Virginia Kuhn Scholarship

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The Ron and Virginia Kuhn Scholarship is specifically for college students interested in or pursuing a degree in music education.  To be eligible, students must be enrolled in the spring semester of their freshman year or higher in college. The application includes:
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A form available in the spring edition of Windsong or click here Application Form (Word document)   

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Official college transcripts reflecting at least 2 semesters of coursework and a cumulative GPA of 2.8

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An audition tape or CD. Two contrasting pieces are desirable

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A typed essay on “Contributions I will make to the Music Education Profession”

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These materials are due to the Eric Unruh (Higher Ed VP) by.  If college students have questions or need more info, they may email Eric Unruh.

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Wyoming AOSA Events

The Wyoming AOSA is presenting some great workshops this coming year.

bulletDenise Gagne August 17 and 18, 2006. Some our teachers liked her so well in Long Beach, that they wanted to use her books for our new textbook adoption. Mark your calendars now. Hope we see you all in Cheyenne

If you need more info, please email Debbie Mathews - clarinet@bresnan.net

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