FAME at the AMEA Conference

Future Alabama Music Educators (FAME) is a one-day seminar sponsored by the Alabama Music Educators Association and held in conjunction with the January AMEA Professional Development Conference.

This seminar is for 11th and 12th grade high school students who have an interest in pursuing a career in music education to meet and interact with current music educators.

FAME Information for Attendees

  • Download the Letter to Participants and Schedule of Events.
  • Attendees should arrive at the conference center before 8:29 am and go to the conference registration desk and pick up their name badge.
  • Please arrive in Riverview Room 1 by 8:45 am.
  • The first FAME session will begin promptly at 8:59 am.
  • We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

2017 Registered FAME Attendees

Erin Acree, Oak Mountain High School
Amanda  Bishop, Chelsea High School
Gabrielle  Bowie, Pleasant Grove High School
Brianna  Brooks, Oxford High School
Temon  Brown, Brewer High School
Abagail  Chavez, Dale County High School
Janie  Clasgens, Virgil I. Grissom High School
Christian  Coker, Thomasville High School
Dylan  Corley, American Christian Academy
Iyana  Diaz, Tuscaloosa County High School
Katie  Fuller, Pelham High School
Evan  Garris, Sylacauga High School
Jasmine  Gay, Dale County High School
Ethan  Grabowski, Carroll High School
Adrianna  Gramelspacher, Thomasville High School
Kevin  Grantham, Dale County High School
Dylan  Haynes, Oxford High School
Caleigh  Henson, American Christian Academy
Bethany Howard, White Plains High School
Destiny  Keeton, Tuscaloosa County High School
Gabriel  Knight, Fayette County High
Tyler Myers, Etowah Youth Orchestras
Anna Joy  Myrick, Sheffield High School
Drew  Neal, Carroll High School
Mykala Phalon, Etowah Youth Orchestras
Caitlin  Pippins, American Christian Academy
Dalton Rowe, Oxford High School
Sommer  Sims, Briarwood Christian School
Haley  Templeton, Dale County High School
Sarah  Thompson, Houston Academy
Jackson  Vaughan, Oak Mountain HIgh School
Jaydah  Williams, Tuscaloosa County High School
Bryant  Wilson, American Christian Academy

FAME Scholarship

The AMEA believes in the importance of developing outstanding future music educators in Alabama. This $1,000 scholarship award recognizes upcoming music educators, who set high standards for themselves and offer inspiration and direction for others. Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on academic and musical achievements, essay content, and strength of recommendations. The winning applicant’s essay will be published in the AMEA magazine, the Ala Breve.

Deadline: May 31

Mail application and supporting materials to:

Garry Taylor
AMEA Executive Director
1600 Manor Drive NE
Cullman, AL 35055

  1. The applicant must intend to register as a full-time music education major at an Alabama university in the following fall.
  2. The applicant must have attended FAME (Future Alabama Music Educators) at an AMEA Professional Development Conference.
  3. The applicant’s current music teacher must be an AMEA member.
Nominations should be accompanied by the following:
  1. An essay of no more than 1200 words based upon the following questions: What are the factors that influenced you to become a music educator? Why should all students have access to music education?
  2. A sealed, official high school transcript.
  3. At least three letters of recommendation. One must be from a current music teacher and the others can be from anyappropriate source, including a classroom teacher or guidance counselor.
Other considerations:
  1. Application is due by May 31. The AMEA Governing Board will make a decision at the June meeting. Notifications will be made in early July.
  2. The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient’s university before the fall semester.
  3. Award will be presented at the AMEA In-Service Conference and the recipient will present their experience at FAME.