The California Music Educators Association Southern Border Section (CMEA-SBS) is the inclusive organization that supports and promotes all music education in the San Diego and Imperial Counties. As one of the largest state sections in California, CMEA-SBS is an active advocate for music education not only in the San Diego and Imperial Counties but also the state and nation through its affiliated Membership with CMEA and NAfME: The National Association for Music Education.
2017 Fortissimo Award Winners Announced!
The Fortissimo Awards honor teachers and administrators for their exceptional work in music education. This year's winners can be found on the Fortissimo page. Congratulations to these outstanding examples of fine music education!
Fortissimo Awards Gala
January 14, 2018 | 12-3pm - Bernardo Winery
Please join us and help us honor our 2017 Fortissimo Award Recipients at our Annual Fortissimo Awards Gala. Held at Bernardo Winery, the Fortissimo Event allows time for teachers to socialize and honor those who are being recognized. Discounted pricing includes food and drinks and is open to 80 guests including award recipients, teachers, administrators, and supporters of music education.
Teachers: $20 / Admin & General Guests: $40
Through December 5, 2017
Eligible High School Students Can See Hamilton for a 'Hamilton'
U.S. history students from eligible Title I high schools are invited to see the musical Hamilton at a special reduced price of $10 after integrating Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Era coursework into classroom studies.
Hamilton will be on tour Jan. 6 to 28 in San Diego. Click here to learn more about this program and to apply to participate.
This opportunity is provided through the Gilder Lehrman Institute, the nation's leading American history organization dedicated to K-12 education, in partnership with Hamilton and The Rockefeller Foundation on the Hamilton Education Program.
2016-17 Professional Development
There are wonderful Professional Development opportunities offered to music teachers in the San Diego area. Please visit our CMEA-SBS Professional Development Page to find out more information.