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Arkansas Music

Educators Association

Founded in 1954, The Arkansas Music Educators Association is a federated state association of the National Association for Music Education which represents more than 140,000 music educators and students worldwide. ArkMEA shall be the leading advocate for essential and quality music education in Arkansas.

The purpose of ArkMEA shall be the advancement of all music education in Arkansas.


The mission of ArkMEA is to equip current and future generations of music educators through quality professional development opportunities and to encourage music making as a lifetime activity.


Ensure that every student will have access to a sequential, balanced, and comprehensive program of music education taught by certified music educators

Recruit, retain, and revitalize music educators through quality professional development

Perpetuate a collaborative network of music and education organizations,corporations, and state agencies, creating greater awareness of the value of music education

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