The LMEA Connection
Official Newsletter
Louisiana Music Educators Association
Pat Deaville, Editor
2018 Spring Issue 

In this issue:
 LMEA Updates and InformationPat Deaville, Editor
 Collegiate NAfME UpdateEd McClellan Chairman
 Vocal Division UpdateMichael TownsendOutgoing Chairman
 Band Division UpdatesJoey NassarChairman
 Orchestra Division UpdatesKatrice LaCourChairman
Jazz Division UpdatesLee HicksChairman
Elementary Division UpdatesMichele WhiteChairman
LMEA Website Links
Quick Links to LMEA District Websites
Quick Link to NAfME
Important Dates
Outstanding Young
Music Educator
Nomination Form Deadline
September 1, 2018
All-State Jazz Submission of Audition Recordings Deadline
September 17, 2018
All-State Orchestra
Submission of String
Audition Recordings
September 19, 2018
Louisiana Bandmaster
Association All-Star Bands
Lafayette, LA
2018 All-Star Conductors
Jaimie Yim-Talbert-Wind Ens.
Jessica Fain-Symphonic Band
Laurence Sassau-Concert Band
Keith Hart-Jazz
Ian Smith-Blast
All-Star Blast and Jazz Band
Concert - 5pm
Union Ballroom - ULL
June 4, 2018
All-Star Concert Bands
Concert - 1pm
Ducrest Auditorium
Angelle Hall - ULL
June 5, 2018
Summer Workshop
for Band Directors and
Music Education Students
Quincy Hilliard
Edgar Martin Middle
Lafayette, LA
June 22, 2018
Summer Workshop
for Choir Directors
Jivka Duke
Southeastern State University
Hammond, LA
June 25-29, 2018
Thanks to our loyal Louisiana Musician advertisers!
 Lafayette Music Company 
National Guild Of Piano
Debose Piano Competition 
McNeese State University 
Louisiana Tech University 
U. of Louisiana Monroe 
Louisiana State University 
DeRidder High School 
Sulphur High School
Yamaha Corporation
Organization of
American Kodaly 
Thanks to our LMEA Conference Program advertisers!
Elvis Presley's Graceland 
Just Orlando Youth Tours 
Winter Park Ski Music Festival
Thanks to our
Conference vendors!
J W Pepper & Son, Inc.
Lafayette Music
Stanbury Uniforms
Artistically Yours
Art's Music Shop
Tempest Musical Instruments
World's Finest Chocolate
Alison's World of Music
Elvis Presley's Graceland
Louisiana Bandmasters Assc.
Branson On Stage Live
Fruhauf Uniforms
Louisiana Association
for Jazz Education
Quaver Music
Hawaii State Tours
Just Orlando Youth Tours
Charms/ Dorian Business System
Louisiana-Mississippi Colorguard & Percussion Circuit
Simply Fundraising
C F S Louisiana
DeMoulin Brothers & Company
Chemical City Double Reeds
Country City Hall of Fame
and Museum
Fan Imprints
RJ Music Group
Winter Park Ski Music Festival
Thanks to our Collegiate Conference Exhibitors!
Belhaven University
Centenary College of Louisiana
Louisiana College 
Louisiana's Own
156th Army Band 
Louisiana State University 
Louisiana Tech University  
Loyola University
of New Orleans 
McNeese State University  
Nichols State University 
State University 
Louisiana University 
University of Louisiana Lafayette 
University of Louisiana Monroe 
University of New Orleans 
University of
Southern Mississippi
LMEA Board of Directors
Executive Officers
Carol Lupton, President
Scotty Walker, President Elect
Fran Hebert, Past-President
Bruce W. Lambert, 
Executive Director
District Directors
Greg Oden, District I
Jessica Fain, District II
Brett Babineaux, District III
Katie Codina District IV
Sharon Stephenson, District V
Guy Wood, District VI
Jim Trant, District VII
Mark Minton, District VIII
Jessica Lizana, District IX
Division Chairmen
Joseph Nassar, Band
Katrice LaCour, Orchestra
Angela Jones, Vocal
Lee Hicks, Jazz
Michele White, Elementary
Victor Drescher,
Edward McClellan,
Collegiate NAfME
Carolyn Herrington,
Public Relations
Ex-Officio Board Members
Pat Deaville, State Editor
Sharon McNamara-Horne,
State Webmaster
Tom Wafer, Hall of Fame
Angele S. Bienvenu, LBA
Kevin Caparotta, LA ACDA
Jarrod Richey, LAKE
Kelly Stomps,
AOSA Red Stick Chapter
B.J. McGibney, LAJE
Michelle Wilkinson-Nelson,
Brett Dietz, LA PAS
Conference Chairmen
Bruce W. Lambert,
Executive Director
Scotty Walker, All-State
James W. Hearne, Conference
Carolyn Herrington, Exhibits
Fran Hebert, Registration
Tom Wafer, Hall of Fame

LMEA Updates and Information
Pat Deaville, Editor
LMEA Board Member Update
Carol Lupton assumes office as President.
Fran Hebert assumes office as Past-President.
Scotty Walker is the newly elected President-Elect.
Angela Jones is the newly elected Vocal Division Chairman.
Victor Drescher is the newly elected University Division Chairman.
Sharon McNamara-Horne is appointed the new LMEA Webmaster. 
2018-2019 Large Ensemble Assessments
On May 19, 2018, the LMEA Board of Directors approved a proposal as pertains to Large Ensemble Assessments beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.  LMEA will continue to make available assessments at the district level.  Regional/State Large Ensemble Assessments have been eliminated.  Please click on the following link to view the proposal that the Board of Directors approved.
Approved Large Ensemble Assessment Proposal
Modifications to All-State Band (and Orchestra Winds) Audition Protocol
On, May 19, 2018, the LMEA Board of Directors approved a proposal by the Band Division Chairman.  The proposal modifies the 1st round audition protocol in the selection of students for All-State Band and Orchestra Winds.  The approved proposal changes some of the procedures used during the 1st round auditions.  The approved proposal also provides enhancements to the quota system of alternates for 2nd round auditions.  District Directors will share the protocol with band/orchestra directors in their respective districts.  These modifications will also be included in the updates to the LMEA website during the summer of 2018.  The changes will take effect in the 2018-2019 school year.
Deadline for submission of conference proposals for clinic sessions at the 2018 LMEA Professional Development Conference is June 10, 2018.  Please click on the following link for access to the electronic submission of proposals.
Conference Clinic Proposal
2018 Regional/State Large Ensemble Assessments Results
Please click on the following link to view all of the results of the 2018 Regional/State Large Ensemble Assessments.  Congratulations to all participants!
Collegiate NAfME Update
Ed McClellan
Please click on the following links to view the 2018 LMEA Professional Development Conference "Call for Research" and "Call for Collegiate Summit Session Proposals."

Vocal Division Update
Michael Townsend
Outgoing Chairman
Conductors for the 2018 LMEA All-State Choirs will be Mack Wilberg of The Mormon Tabernacle Choir for the Concert Mixed Choir and John Parker, noted composer, for the Women's Choir.
1st Round Audition selection for 2018 will be "O Vos Omnes" by Casals - 8 part - Tera Music TC128-.
2nd Round Audition selection for 2018 will be "Jabberwocky" by Sam Pottle - SSATB - Trigon Music - TG103.
Congratulation to Angela Jones our new LMEA Vocal Division Chairman!
Quick Link to the All-State Choir Audition Page

Band Division Updates
Joey Nassar
Conductors for the 2018 LMEA All-State Bands will be Stephen D. Davis from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory for Music and Dance for the Symphonic Band and Catherine Rand from the University of Southern Mississippi for the Concert band.
Please stay in contact with your District Director in preparing for the 2018 All-State 1st round auditions.  The Board of Directors have approved a few protocol changes to audition procedures.
Quick Link to the All-State Band Audition Page

Orchestra Division Updates
Katrice LaCour
Conductor for the 2018 LMEA All-State Orchestra will be Soo Han from the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory.
Deadline for submission of All-State Orchestra (String) audition recordings is September 19, 2018.
Quick Link to All-State Orchestra Audition Page

Jazz Division Updates
Lee Hicks
Conductor for the 2018 LMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble will be world-renowned bassist, Ron Carter.
Deadline for submission of All-State Jazz audition recordings is September 17, 2018.
Quick Link to the All-State Jazz Audition Page

Elementary Division Updates
Michele White
Our Featured Clinicians for the 2018 LMEA Professional Development Conference will be Dr. Susan Brumfield and Dr. Andy Paney.  Lamar Robertson will also return by popular demand.
LMEA Website Links
 We encourage all LMEA members to utilize the LMEA website.  LMEA will be moving towards more on-line registration for various events.  Pertinent information will also be available and updated periodically.
Quick to 2018 Outstanding Young Educator Nomination Form and Information.
The Louisiana Musician (LMEA Journal
All-State General Information
All-State Jazz Ensemble Information
All-State Orchestra Information
All-State Choir Information
All-State Band Information
Quick Links to LMEA District Websites
Quick Link to NAfME
NAfME Website (Membership and Services)

Louisiana Music Educators Association  •  P. O. Box 6294  •  Lake Charles, LA 70606

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