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#1 dvillealumni2018



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Posted 24 November 2018 - 01:58 AM

I’m a college student at UNT and I started a TMEA membership. What all can I do with that as a student?

#2 takigan



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Posted 24 November 2018 - 10:10 AM

Just about anything a regular member can do except you can't enter students into competitions, or anything that involves voting on policies/officers.

It should allow you to login to the TMEA website.  This means you'll have access to Area results this January if that's something you want access to.  I believe it also gets you a subscription to the Southwestern Musician periodical, though I actually have no idea how to claim this since I don't really read it.

But more than all that, the biggest prize is entrance to the TMEA convention in February.  You'll be allowed to enter the massive exhibit hall which is like any other con exhibit hall, except it's like a candy store for music majors/teachers.  Instruments/mouthpieces to try out, sheet music to peruse/purchase, music recordings to purchase/listen to...Pretty much every major player in the activity has a booth set up, MFA and DCI have booths, all the major university music fraternity/sororities (KKY, PMA,TBS, SAI), all the uniform vendors, tons of colleges, the military are there trying to recruit people for the service bands.  You'll also be able to attend all the clinics, workshops and presentations if that's something that interests you as well.

A portion of your payment also goes into the TMEA scholarship fund to help out prospective music educators (one of my old roommates was a TMEA scholarship winner one year), so if none of the other stuff really applies to you and you're feeling like you wasted your money, you can at least feel good that you donated to that :).

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