AMEA’s Philosophy

The Mission of the Arizona Music Educators Association is to promote the study and enjoyment of music by supporting comprehensive music instruction and providing professional development activities.

Music is part of the core curriculum providing students with creativity, critical thinking, and teamwork skills needed to achieve success in the 21st century classroom, while also offering new and innovative ways to develop literacy, math and science skills.

AMEA believes that all music curricula should be taught by highly qualified music teachers, certified by the Arizona State Department of Education.

AMEA believes that its music festivals and events are an extension of the classroom and therefore curricular, and support all State and National Music Standards. Student eligibility is to be determined by the local governing body of the participating school.