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California Music Education Association


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Welcome to CMEA Southwestern Section!  CMEA Sections are affiliates of both the State and National organization, National Association for Music Education (NAfME). 

Seeking Representatives for each school district in all three counties!  Contact: for further information!


Many programs, festivals, networking opportunities, and resources are available for music educators through CMEA and NAfME.  By joining and becoming involved in programs that support music education in K-12 and college environments, you are promoting the important work of music education for all students.

CMEA Southwestern Section represents 133 school districts in the three counties of Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles.

Music Education Organizations:

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Composition Conference Dates 2018-19

Plan ahead to participate with your students in

CMEA Southwestern Section's

Annual CMEA SWS Conference, September 29, 2018

Solo & Ensemble Festival, annually second weekend of May.

October 27, 2018 - Azusa Pacific University - Composition Workshop (oriented toward teachers)   -----------General focus of technology, composing, songwriting, ensembles

CASMEC – Saturday Young Composers Festival - February 16, 2019

Spring Composition Workshop at Azusa Pacific University - April 2019

APU Young Composer Festival (4th Annual) All students and teachers welcome! - May 11, 2019

Music Tech Café – Young Composers Ensemble/APU: Dr. Koops & Dr. Crawford - June 17-22, 2019