The man who disparages music as a luxury and non-essential is doing the nation an injury. Music now, more than ever before, is a national need.

Woodrow Wilson

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Professional Development

The Kern County Music Educators Association is committed to providing substantial professional development opportunities for music educators throughout the year. KCMEA brings in nationally recognized music educators and conductors to speak about and demonstrate the latest techniques and research in music education.

Professional development opportunities include the annual KCMEA Fall Conference, Winter Warm-up,  ​numerous networking opportunities.

KCMEA is also committed to informing Kern County educators about professional development opportunities through our parent organizations (CMEA and NAfME), and other regional opportunities as they are scheduled.

KCMEA Fall Conference 2019 is here!

Here's what you need to know:

When is it?

Saturday, September 14, 2019.  Registration and breakfast starts at 7:30; Keynote speaker starts at 8:30, and sessions continue throughout the day until 3:00.  

Where is it?

CSUB Music Building.

How much does it cost?

Just $20 for KCMEA members, and $10 for college students!  

So what do I need to do to go?

Register online to reserve your spot and your lunch (which will be provided by Music and Arts).

Still need convincing?

We are also hosting a reception after the conference (roughly 3:30) at Lengthwise Brewery for some networking, food, drink, and relaxation.