Bradford D. Rogers, KMEA President
Director of Bands, Oldham County High School
1150 North Highway 393
Buckner, KY 40010
(502) 222-9461 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the website of the Kentucky Music Educators Association (KMEA), a federated state association of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). KMEA was formed in 1941 from several Kentucky organizations involved with different aspects of music education and currently represents over 2,000 music educators from P-16.
The mission of the Kentucky Music Educators Association is to advance the cause of music education throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky by encouraging the study and making of music by all of the population and by serving as a strong advocate for issues affecting the accomplishment of that mission.
The primary vision for the Kentucky Music Educators Association is to promote music as a key component in the fundamental education of all Kentucky students. KMEA calls for increased participation in music in the schools, and an understanding of music’s importance at all levels of education. Further, KMEA dedicates its efforts to the expansion of musical understanding and experience beyond the school to all parts of the Kentucky community and throughout the life cycle, from early childhood to aging adults.
In keeping with our mission and vision statements, KMEA supports the daily work of music educators at all levels, and is actively involved in efforts on behalf of music education with arts advocacy groups, state and federal legislators, the Kentucky Department of Education, and the Kentucky Board of Education.
The annual KMEA Professional Development Conference provides invaluable opportunities for networking, sessions presented by members and nationally recognized experts on proven teaching techniques and methodologies, concert performances by our All-State and Intercollegiate groups, and an opportunity to hear some of the finest ensembles from schools across the Commonwealth.
A full-time state office staff led by Executive Director Dr. John Stroube supports the managers of performance assessment events for large and small ensembles, assists district and state level representatives and coordinators of All-State groups, administers the Professional Development Conference, and oversees the State Marching Band Championships and the fiscal management of our organization.
NAfME’s major goals include ensuring that every student in our nation’s schools studies music as part of a core curriculum that is delivered by or supervised by well-prepared professional music educators, each of whom meets state certification requirements. In today’s educational environment, KMEA believes it is crucial for its members to work together for the advancement of and access to music education for all Kentucky students. KMEA is dedicated to advocating for music education and providing valuable resources to assist members in their daily work with students.