The LMEA Connection
Official Newsletter
Louisiana Music Educators Association
Pat Deaville, Editor
2019 Spring Issue 

In this issue:
 LMEA Updates and InformationPat Deaville, Editor
 Collegiate NAfME UpdateEd McClellan Chairman
 Vocal Division UpdateAngela JonesChairman
 Band Division UpdatesJoey NassarChairman
 Orchestra Division UpdatesKatrice LaCourChairman
Jazz Division UpdatesLee HicksChairman
Elementary Division UpdatesMichele WhiteChairman
LMEA Website Links
Quick Link to NAfME
Important Dates
Outstanding Young
Music Educator
Nomination Form Deadline
September 1, 2019
All-State Jazz Submission of Audition Recordings Deadline
September 16 , 2019
All-State Orchestra
Submission of String
Audition Recordings
September 18, 2019
Louisiana Bandmaster
All-Star Honor Bands
Tioga, LA
June 2-4, 2019
2019 All-Star Conductors
Tyler S. Grant-Wind Ens.
Apryl Gadd-Symphonic Band
Amy William-Concert Band
Tim McMillen-Jazz
Evan McCormick-Blast 
Summer Workshop
for Band Directors and
Music Education Students
Quincy Hilliard
Edgar Martin Middle
Lafayette, LA
June 25, 2019
Summer Workshop
Alissa Rowe
Southeastern State University
Hammond, LA
August 24, 2019
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
Just Orlando Youth Tours
Thanks to our LMEA Conference Program Sponsor!
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
Louisiana Bandmasters Assc.
Branson On Stage Live
Louisiana Association
for Jazz Education
Quaver Music
Just Orlando Youth Tours
Charms/ Dorian Business System
Louisiana-Mississippi Colorguard & Percussion Circuit
C F S Louisiana
DeMoulin Brothers & Company
Chemical City Double Reeds
Fan Imprints
RJ Music Group
Guardian Music
and Travel Group
Lavish Lines Fundraising
Snap! Events
Sweet Adelines International
Drescher Music
Thanks to our Collegiate Conference Exhibitors!
Belhaven University
Centenary College of Louisiana
Louisiana College 
Louisiana's Own
156th Army Band 
Louisiana State University
 LSU Ag Center
Louisiana Tech University  
Loyola University
of New Orleans 
McNeese State University  
Nicholls State University 
State University
Schreiner Universtiy 
Louisiana University 
University of Louisiana Lafayette 
University of Louisiana Monroe 
University of New Orleans 
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
Michelle Deslattes, 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
Thomas Burroughs, Hall of Fame
Angele S. Bienvenu, LBA
Kevin Caparotta, LA ACDA
Ava Brown, LAKE
Kelly Stomps,
AOSA Red Stick Chapter
Patrick Bordelon, LAJE
Michele 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
Thomas Burroughs, Hall of Fame

LMEA Updates and Information
Pat Deaville, Editor
Congratulations to District Directors in the LMEA Elections.
Sharon Stephenson has been re-elected as representative for  District V.
Michele DesLattes has been elected as representative for District VIII.
Congratulations to Lee Hicks and the Fontainebleau Jazz Ensemble.
The Fontainebleau High School Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Lee Hicks has been selected to perform at the 2019 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Conference.
Congratulations to the 2019 LMEA Hall of Fame Inductees.
The 2019 inductees are Roselyn Fournier, Johnette Parker LeBlanc, and Scotty Walker.
Congratulations to the 2019 LMEA Outstanding Administrators.
The administrators selected to receive this award in 2019 are Jason St. Pierre (Walker High School - Livingston Parish) and Owen Clanton (F. K. White Middle School - Calcasieu Parish).
2019 Marching Festivals posted on the LMEA Facebook Page.
Pickering Marching Festival - October 5, 2019
Fete de Musique (Central Lafourche) - October 5, 2019
Vermilion Parish Marching Festival - October 12, 2019
Terrebonne Marching Festival (Houma) - October 19, 2019
Tiger Classic (Morgan City) - October 19, 2019
DeRidder Marching Festival - October 19, 2019
Dutchtown Marching Festival - October 19, 2019
Lakeshore Marching Festival (Mandeville) October 19, 2019
Pride Marching Festival (Many) - October 26, 2019
Sterlington Marching Festival - October 26, 2019
Strawberry Classic (Southeastern) - October 26, 2019
Gulf Coast Championships (McNeese) - October 26, 2019
Sulphur Marching Festival - November 2, 2019
Classic on the Cane (Northwestern) - November 2, 2019
Showcase (ULL) - November 9, 2019
Changes to All-State Band (and Orchestra Winds) Auditions.
Changes to All-State Band (and Orchestra Winds) audition music and procedures were announced in the Band Division Chairman's article in the February issue of the Louisiana Musician and in the Winter LMEA Newsletter.  This information was also posted to the LMEA website.  Click on the link below to view the changes.
Link to changes to audition music and procedures.
Conference Clinic Proposals. 
The submission deadline for clinic sessions at the 2019 LMEA Professional Development Conference is June 10, 2019.  Please click on the following link for access to the electronic submission of proposals.
Conference Clinic Proposal 
Agenda Items from the May 2019 LMEA Board of Directors Meetings 
Minutes from the May 2019 Board meeting will be reviewed and approved at the October 2019 Board meeting.  Approved minutes are then posted to the LMEA website. The following items were included in the agenda of the May 2019 meeting:
Adjudication forms, Louisiana Arts Legislation, changing “Comments Only” procedure in the Handbook, Adjudicator Certification, Administrator of the Year Nominees, feasibility of establishing a system to identify and recognize groups as Louisiana Honors Ensembles, membership fee structure, research of larger venues for State Conference, and restructure of audition procedure for All-State to include the use of recorded and/or Skype auditions. 
Collegiate NAfME Update
Ed McClellan
Please click on the following links to view the 2019 LMEA Professional Development Conference "Call for Research" and "Call for Collegiate Summit Session Proposals."

Vocal Division Update
Angela Jones
Conductors for the 2019 LMEA All-State Choirs will be Stephen A. Futrell, of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, for the Concert Mixed Choir and Kevin P. Johnson, of Spelman College, for the Women's Choir.
1st Round Audition selection for 2019 will be "Richte Mich, Gott" by Mendelssohn.
2nd Round Audition selection for 2019 will be "Dolcemente Dormiva" by Monteverdi.
Quick Link to the All-State Choir Audition Page

Band Division Updates
Joey Nassar
Conductors for the 2019 LMEA All-State Bands will be Richard Clary, Florida State University, for the Symphonic Band and Dennis Llinas, University of Oregon, for the Concert band.
Please stay in contact with your District Director in preparing for the 2019 All-State auditions.  As previously announced, the Board of Directors approved a few changes to audition music and procedures in January of 2019.
Quick Link to the All-State Band Audition Page
Quick Link to changes in audition music and procedures.

Orchestra Division Updates
Katrice LaCour
Conductor for the 2019 LMEA All-State Orchestra will be Larry Livingston from the University of Southern California.
Deadline for submission of All-State Orchestra (String) audition recordings is September 18, 2019.
Quick Link to All-State Orchestra Audition Page

Jazz Division Updates
Lee Hicks
Conductor for the 2019 LMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble will be the internationally renowned baritone saxophone player, Denis DiBlasio.
Deadline for submission of All-State Jazz audition recordings (Set #3) is September 16, 2019.
Quick Link to the All-State Jazz Audition Page

Elementary Division Updates
Michele White
Our Featured Clinicians for the 2019 LMEA Professional Development Conference will be Dr. Andy Paney and Diane Carlson Engle.  Additional clinicians will be announced during the Fall Semester of 2019.
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.
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 Link to NAfME
NAfME Website (Membership and Services)

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

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