A Message from Jane........
Welcome to the TEXAS PRIVATE SCHOOL MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION website. TPSMEA was founded to be a statewide organization specifically focused on the needs of private school music educators and students. The activities of TPSMEA are designed to enhance and promote the teaching of music by providing appropriate opportunities for enrichment and achievement. We proudly celebrated our 20th anniversary last year and are even more energized in planning for the future. For us to make a difference in the lives of our students and the educational atmosphere of our state’s private, parochial and home schools we need colleagues, like you, who share our goals. We invite you to get involved!
It is our purpose that this website be useful and informative, so please take a moment and look around. Members should specifically review the 2012-1013 Handbook for updates to particular competition procedures and organizational policies. For more information about the various activities and events that TPSMEA sponsors please use the email addresses on our CONTACTS page. Each division officer welcomes your questions and all members of the State Board are here to help. Please check back often – we will have some exciting news soon about a new TPSMEA presentation for our 21st All-State Weekend! Plan now to attend this year’s All-State Conference and Concert and meet our four exceptional guest clinicians: Mr. Paul Baker (Jazz), Dr. Larry Livingston (Orchestra), Dr. Sarah McKoin (Band), and Dr. Scott MacPherson (Choir).
As the President of TPSMEA it is my honor to represent our organization, to boast of the dedication and professionalism of our members, and to advocate the power of music across our state and beyond. Please contact me if I can offer any assistance to you or to your music program. We know this will be a memorable year for you and your students!