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

In this issue:
Quick Links to the LMEA Website
Quick Link to LMEA District Websites
Quick Link to National Association for Music Education
 President's WelcomeCarol Lupton, PresidentLouisiana Music Educators Association
 Past President's MessageFran Hebert, Past PresidentLouisiana Music Educators Association
 Editor's MessagePat Deaville, Editor
 Vocal Division UpdateAngela JonesChairperson
 Band Division UpdatesJoey NassarChairman
 Orchestra Division UpdatesKatrice LaCourChairman
Jazz Division UpdatesLee HicksChairman
 Collegiate NAfME UpdateEd McClellan Chairman
Elementary Division UpdatesMichele WhiteChairman
Important Dates
Outstanding Young
Music Educator
Nomination Form Deadline
September 1, 2018
All-State Jazz
Submission of
Audition Recordings
September 17, 2018
All-State Orchestra
Submission of String
Audition Recordings
September 19, 2018
All-State 2nd Round
Lafayette High School
Lafayette, LA
October 13, 2018 
Deadline for Submission
of All-State Packets and Registration fees
October 22, 2018
Deadline for
Conference Pre-Registration
for Members with
All-State Students
October 22, 2018
Deadline for Conference
for Members
without All-State Students
November 1, 2018
Professional Development Conference
November 15-19, 2018
Crowne Plaza
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Thanks to our loyal Louisiana Musician advertisers!
 Lafayette Music Company 
National Guild Of Piano
Debose Piano Competition 
McNeese State University    
DeRidder High School 
Sulphur High School
Yamaha Corporation
Quaver Music 
Thanks to our LMEA Conference Program Sponsor!
Quaver Music
Thanks to our
Conference vendors!
J W Pepper & Son, Inc.
Lafayette Music
Stanbury Uniforms
Art's Music Shop
Artistically Yours
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
Louisiana-Mississippi Colorguard & Percussion Circuit
DeMoulin Brothers & Company
Chemical City Double Reeds
Fan Imprints
RJ Music Group
Guardian Music and
Travel Group
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  
Nicholls State University 
Northwestern State University 
Southeastern 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
Quick Links to the LMEA Website
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 Link to 2018 Professional Development Conference Information and Registration.
Quick Link to 2018 Outstanding Young Educator Nomination Form and Information.
Quick Link to LMEA District Websites
Quick Link to National Association for Music Education
NAfME Website (Membership and Services)

President's Welcome
Carol Lupton, President
Louisiana Music Educators Association
Another school year has begun and many of us are facing new beginnings. You may be a new teacher, a veteran teacher in a new position, or just dealing with a number of things a new school year brings. Each new school year also seems to bring a bombardment of new technology to learn. This alone is often overwhelming to me. I try to think of the new school year as an opportunity to face new challenges.
My challenge, as your president, is to help guide your LMEA to meet your needs as a music educator. This past spring, after careful consideration, your LMEA Board voted to restructure our Music Assessment system by eliminating our State Assessment. This was a difficult decision that has been made in a number of other states. While I know this decision has not been popular, it was felt that with the expansion of mandatory state testing it was necessary.
The LMEA Board has also approved a proposal to allow members the option of membership in LMEA without the mandatory membership in the National Association of Music Education (NAfME). The LMEA portion of your NAfME membership is currently $25.00. The proposal will increase your LMEA membership cost but would encompass things like your current conference registration. This change will require a vote by the entire membership and more information will be available as the board moves forward.
Finally, I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve as the President of the LMEA Board. I welcome your input concerning anything LMEA related, or music education in general. Thank you for my new beginning and I wish you all a successful school year.
Past President's Message
Fran Hebert, Past President
Louisiana Music Educators Association
I trust that your fall semester has begun with wonderful opportunities planned.  We treasure awesome memories from last year but now we move on into new and promising experiences in music for ourselves and our students.
The LMEA Fall Professional Development Conference has shaped into an expanse of offerings for every facet, every level, and every specialty in music education.   The experience of our clinicians ranges from a few years to decades in the classroom and in the music business.  You will find much to add to your bank of activities, philosophies, and methods.
The location of our event is the Baton Rouge Crowne Plaza, November 15-19.  Be sure to note dates for hotel reservations published in this issue of the Louisiana Musician.
Registration for the conference will again be online.  Please use the secure access by entering the following address:
Conference Fees                                       Deadline for Online Payment*
LMEA Directors with Participating
          All-State Members = $65**            October 22*
LMEA Member Pre-Registration = $65**November 1*
LMEA Member Registration
at Conference = $80**                               Nov. 15-19 On-Site Only
Non-Member Fee = $85**                         November 1* or On-Site
Retired LMEA Members = $0
Collegiate Student Member Fee = $15**   November 1* or On-Site
(**An Additional Fee will be added for payment by credit card: $3.00 for member registration; $1.00 for collegiate registration.)
I encourage you to pre-register so that your name badge will be prepared for pick up when you arrive.  The registration table will be located in the Hotel Atrium.
As Past-President, it will be a pleasure to serve you for our all-state conference registration.  I look forward to seeing each of you in November. 
For further information on our conference registration processes, please click on the link below.

Editor's Message
Pat Deaville, Editor
Welcome to the new school year.  As a member of LMEA for the past 45 years, I can safely say that this will be a unique year.  Every year brings changes, challenges, and improvements.  In my September 2018 editorial for the LOUISIANA MUSISIAN, I shared a few things I've learned over the years as an LMEA member and as editor for our association.  Click below to view the editorial.  Best of luck throughout the 2018-2019 school year!
Quick Link to the complete Editorial (Sept. 2018)

Vocal Division Update
Angela Jones
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 Chorale. 
For information concerning the All-State audition process, please click on the links below.
Quick Link to the All-State Choir Audition Page
Quick Link to the complete Vocal Division Article (Sept. 2018)

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.
For information concerning the All-State audition process, please click on the links below.
Quick Link to the All-State Band Audition Page
Quick Link to the complete Band Division Article (Sept. 2018)

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.
For information concerning the All-State audition process, please click on the links below.
Quick Link to All-State Orchestra Audition Page
Quick Link to the complete Orchestra Division Article (Sept. 2018)

Jazz Division Updates
Lee Hicks
Conductor for the 2018 LMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble will be Ronald Carter, the former director of the world-renowned Northern Illinois University (NIU) Jazz Ensemble.
Deadline for submission of All-State Jazz audition recordings is September 17, 2018.
For information concerning the All-State audition process, please click on the links below.
Quick Link to the All-State Jazz Audition Page
Quick Link to the complete Jazz Division Article (Sept. 2018)
Collegiate NAfME Update
Ed McClellan
The NAfME Collegiate Summit (November 17-19, 2018) is a collaborative effort among the Louisiana Music Educators Association, university faculty, K-12 music educators, and retired music teachers to focus on the needs of undergraduate music education majors and beginning music teachers. 
The 2018 NAfME Collegiate Summit has a special focus on Technology in the Music Classroom during Sunday’s Sessions.  The Summit Program provides a variety of professional development sessions for college students, and beginning and veteran music teachers. 
The 2018 sessions are open to collegiate members as well as practicing music teachers/directors at this year’s LMEA Conference.
Please click on the links below, for the 2018 LMEA Conference "Call for Research" and for more information on the Collegiate Summit.

Elementary Division Updates
Michele White
Our featured clinicians for the 2018 LMEA Professional Development Conference will be Dr. Susan Brumfield and Dr. Andy Paney.  By popular demand, both Lamar Robertson and Jarrod Richey will be returning to provide clinics. 
For more updates on our Elementary Division, please click on the link below.
Quick Link to the complete Elementary Division Article (Sept. 2018)

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

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