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.
2018 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!
Registration for 2019 Choral Festivals is now open!
Our Choral Festivals provide an outstanding opportunity for you and your students to perform and to receive valuable feedback from experienced educators.
March 18, 7 pm at Poway Center for the Performing Arts - High School Choral Festival with sight singing
March 19, 6:30 pm at Wangenheim Middle School - Middle School Choral Festival with sight singing
April 17, 6:30 pm at CPMA Middle School - Middle School Choral Festival with sight singing
April (exact date coming soon), 6:30 pm at Patrick Henry High School - High School Choral Festival with sight singing
Space is limited.
Reserve your space now by completing the online registration form:
Contact festival coordinator for more information:
Sara Freese- firstname.lastname@example.org
2018-19 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.
YOUR VOICE MATTERS!
The State of California is requesting that all VAPA educators (Music, Digital Media, Theater, Dance, Visual Art) provide feedback on the drafts of each discipline's new State Standards.
This is your chance to have a voice in the new standards!
On July 26, 2018, the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) took action to begin the public review and comment period for the draft VAPA Standards. The public review and comment period is an opportunity for any interested individuals or organizations to provide comments and suggested edits to the IQC. Those comments and suggestions will inform the IQC's actions at its November 15-16, 2018 meeting, at which it will consider recommending the draft VAPA Standards to the SBE for adoption in January 2019.
Responses are due by September 30th.
Click here to visit the new standards.
Click here to start the response survey.
SAVE THE DATE - Fortissimo Gala
January 20, 2019 | Bernardo Winery | 12-3pm
Please plan to join us for our Annual Fortissimo Gala to be held at the beautiful Bernardo Winery on January 20, 2019. During the Gala we will be honoring our 2017-18 Fortissimo award recipients. However, this is an afternoon to celebrate all of our Southern Border Section Music Educators who are so giving of their time. Registration will be opening soon, but please save the date and do join us for good company, lunch and an included host bar.
The California Music Educators Association's vision is to ensure that all California students have equal access to high quality music instruction as part of a
We are looking forward to another great California All-State Music Education Conference in Fresno
February 14-17, 2019.
Registration is Open Here
We hope to see you there!
Da Capo San Diego
"Go Back and Do It Again"
The next rehearsal for Da Capo will take place on Thursday, September 20, from 6-8:30pm at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, CA.
Rehearsals occur on varying days of the week throughout the year.
Da Capo members are interested in learning to perform on a secondary instrument. Rehearsals will include new and standard concert band repertoire from grade .5-3, provided by JWPepper, as well as by members of the ensemble. You can find more information at:
If you are interested in joining please fill out the Google form below. All are welcome!
Da Capo Season 2 Survey