The mission of the IMEA is to promote lifelong music learning and to provide leadership for music education

Links

 

US Department of Education

http://www.ed.gov

The official US Government agency that implements Federal education legislation including the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).  USDE also conducts research and provides various grant opportunities.


Illinois General Assembly

www.ilga.gov

Track bills as they progress through committee, to the floor, and to the Governor's desk.


Illinois Arts Council

www.state.il.us/agency/iac

The official state agency that supports the arts through grant funding and provides a variety of community and educational arts services including arts residencies in schools.


Illinois State Board of Education
www.isbe.state.il.us

The official state agency that develops the rules, regulations and procedures to implement education policy as determined by the State Legislature. The site offers the latest developments in teaching standards, student learning standards and teacher recertification. A listing of employment opportunities is also included.


Advocacy for Music Education

http://www.menc.org/resources/view/music-education-advocacy-central

See also Support Music.Com, Music For All, and Dream Out Loud Below


Americans for the Arts

www.artsusa.org

Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With more than 40 years of service, we are dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.


Arts Education Partnership

www.aep-arts.org

AEP is a national coalition of arts, education, business, philanthropic and government organizations that demonstrate and promote the essential role of the arts in the learning and development of every child and in the improvement of America's schools.


Association of Illinois Music Schools

www.niu.edu/aims

The purpose of the Association of Illinois Music Schools is to advance the cause of music in higher education generally and to improve the quality and program of the music educational system in Illinois through the promotion of cooperation between all colleges and universities and through the exercise of educational leadership.


Illinois Arts Alliance/Foundation

www.artsalliance.org

Since 1982, the Illinois Arts Alliance/Foundation (IAAF) has been Illinois primary multidisciplinary arts service organization, strengthening the nonprofit arts in Illinois and enabling arts organizations to better serve their communities.


MENC: The National Association for Music Education
www.menc.org

MENC, the largest arts education professional association in the world, is the national parent organization of IMEA.


Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
www.artsedge.kennedy-center.org

This website is designed to link arts and K-12 education through technology. Students can chat with artists online and the site provides teaching guides for dance, music and theatre performances at Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.


Grammy in the Schools

www.grammyintheschools.com

This website is notable for a section on careers in music, a valuable resource to guide and direct aspiring musicians into the profession.


Ten - Golden Apple's Teaching Excellence Network

www.goldenappleten.org

Golden Apple's Teaching Excellence Network is a place to create, experiment, debate, connect, and explore the world of teaching with other excellent educators.


Early Childhood Music and Movement Association (ECMMA)

http://www.ecmma.org

The Early Childhood Music & Movement Association is a professional organization that supports the field of early childhood music and movement through education, advocacy, and networking.

 

Teaching Job Placement Assistance

Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) Education Employment Job Bank 
http://www.illinoiseducationjobbank.org

Listing of employment opportunities in Illinois education (all positions, all subjects, all levels, all geographic locations).

Recruit Illinois

http://www.recruitillinois.net/

A model state-wide teacher recruitment resource funded by the U.S. Department of Education

Recruiting Teachers

http://l.domainingdepot.com/lander/?a_id=35&domain=recruitingteachers.org

MENC Career Center

http://www.menc.org/careers/

Music teaching career resources including job vacancy announcements

50 States K-12 Teaching Employment Opportunities

http://www.uky.edu/Education/TEP/usajobs.html

The Chronicle of Higher Education Careers

http://chronicle.com/jobs/

Searchable data base by discipline, state, region or institution.

http://www.higheredjobs.com/

National source for higher education positions

http://www.universitywork.com

Links to faculty and administrative job announcements at colleges and universities


Additional Links

American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
www.acdaonline.org
American Music Conference
www.amc-music.org
American Orff-Shulwerk Association
www.aosa.org
American School Band Directors Association
www.asbda.com
American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers
www.ascap.com
American String Teachers Association
www.astaweb.com
American Symphony Orchestra League
www.symphony.org

Artists House Music

www.artistshousemusic.org

Association for Technology in Music Education
http://atmionline.org/
Bands of America
www.bands.org

Barbershop Harmony Society

www.barbershop.org

Chamber Music America
www.chamber-music.org

The Chicago Flute Club

www.chicagofluteclub.org

The College Music Society
www.music.org

Dream Out Loud - Advocacy Materials from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

http://cso.org/Institute/SchoolsAndTeachers/DreamOutLoud.aspx

The Grammy Foundation
www.grammy.com

Greater Chicago AOSA

www.gcaosa.org

Heart of Illinois AOSA

www.cfa.ilstu.edu/music/orff/

Illinois ASTA

www.ilasta.org

International Clarinet Society
www.clarinet.org
International Double Reed Society
http://idrs.colorado.edu/
International Foundation for Music Research
www.music-research.org
International Horn Society
www.hornsociety.org
International Society of Bassists (ISB)
www.isbworldoffice.com
International Trombone Association
www.ita-web.org
International Trumpet Guild
www.trumpetguild.org
John Philip Sousa Foundation
www.loyno.edu/sousafoundation
Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic
www.midwestclinic.org
Mr.Holland's Opus Foundation
www.mhopus.org

Music for All

www.music-for-all.org

Music Teachers National Association
www.mtna.org

National Association for the Study and Performance of African American Music

www.naspaam.org

National Association of Teachers of Singing

www.nats.org

National Flute Association
www.nfaonline.org

The National Music Council
www.musiccouncil.org
Opera for Everyone (Music Educators Site) 
www.operaforeveryone.com/mesite/
Percussive Arts Society
www.pas.org

Support Music.com

supportmusic.com

US Air Force Band
http://www.usafband.af.mil/

US Air Force Heritage of America Band
www.af.mil/accband

US Army Band Master Classes
bands.army.mil/masterclass

US Marine Band

www.marineband.usmc.mil/

US Navy Bands

www.navyband.navy.mil/

 
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