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 directly to Sheraton, Forum 2E.
Please arrive in room by 8:45 am.
The first FAME session will begin promptly at 8:59 am.
We are looking forward to seeing you soon!
2018 Registered FAME Attendees
|Registration #||Student, School Name||Nominating Teacher|
|46||Connor Daley, Wetumpka High School||Jason Warnix|
|45||Trevor Sullivan, Brewer High School||Doug Farris|
|44||Aaron Easdon, Hewitt Trussville High School||Scott Waid|
|43||Harrison Hornsby, Clay Chalkville High School||Stacy Daniels|
|42||Landon Bass, Hewitt Trussville High School||Scott Waid|
|41||Harley Koopman, Scottsboro high school||Jimmy Leek|
|40||Abby Beard, Dora High School||Jeremy McFall|
|39||Matt Levan, Dora High School||Jeremy McFall|
|38||Kevin Grantham, Dale County High School||Sherri Miller|
|37||Adriann Dobbins, Scottsboro high school||Jimmy Leek|
|36||Ryan Perkins, Tuscaloosa County High School||Michael Guzman|
|35||Jarrett Jones, Tuscaloosa County High School||Micheal Guzman|
|34||Katie Calkins, Sylacauga High School||Samuel Childs|
|33||Baylee Wills, Sylacauga High School||Samuel Childs|
|32||Sarah Blakney, Pickens Academy||Jason Jackson|
|31||KayCee Creel, Bibb County High School||Mr. Fields|
|30||Gabrielle Richards, Bibb County High school||Matt Fields|
|29||Arianna Shepherd, Sparkman High School||Mr. David Raney|
|28||Ryan Livingston, Chelsea High School||Perry Lawley|
|27||Nathan Rizzo, Chelsea High School||Perry Lawley|
|26||Tyler May, Oak Mountain High School||Travis Bender|
|25||Landon Owen, Sylacauga High School||Martez Tidwell|
|24||Abigail Shimel, Bibb County High School||Matt Fields|
|23||Lily Rimmer, Helena High School||Jeff Burnside|
|22||Laurel Martin, Hillcrest High School||Khristina Motley|
|21||Hannah Kate Junkin, Hillcrest High School||Khristina Motley|
|20||Ainsley Platt, Mountain Brook High School||Jason Smith|
|19||Odinaka Ozuligbo, Hewitt-Trussville High School||Allen Gillespie|
|18||Elizabeth Bishop, Excalibur Christian School||Genny Bishop|
|17||Evan Garris, Sylacauga High School||Dontavius Tidwell|
|16||Alanna Bradley, Hewitt Trussville High School||Scott Waid|
|15||Emily Lane, American Christian Academy||Heather M. Henson|
|14||Kaitlyn Heritage, American Christian Academy||Heather M. Henson|
|13||Kaitlyn Stahl, American Christian Academy||Heather M. Henson|
|12||Drew Whinery, American Christian Academy||Heather M. Henson|
|11||Morgan Burroughs, American Christian Academy||Heather M. Henson|
|10||Mercedes Childers, Albertville High School||Chris Lindley|
|9||Sophie Spina, Oak Mountain High School||Travis Bender|
|8||Josh Hermeling, Luverne School||Jonathan Chance|
|7||Joseph Allen, Sweet Water High School||Kory Jones Boyett|
|6||Kara Cargile, Hewitt Trussville High School||Allen Gillespie|
|5||Rebekah Dickson, Florence High School||Kasey Wasson|
|4||Emma Tosney, Hoover High School||John Kincaid|
|3||James Scruggs, Foley High School||Will Hamm|
|2||Jarred Cotton, East Lawrence High School||Donna Hairrell|
|1||Justin Reed Kilpatrick, Albertville High School||Chris Lindley|
You can still register online for FAME!
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.
Mail application and supporting materials to:
AMEA Executive Director
1600 Manor Drive NE
Cullman, AL 35055
The applicant must intend to register as a full-time music education major at an Alabama university in the following fall.
The applicant must have attended FAME (Future Alabama Music Educators) at an AMEA Professional Development Conference.
The applicant’s current music teacher must be an AMEA member.
Nominations should be accompanied by the following:
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?
A sealed, official high school transcript.
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.
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.
The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient’s university before the fall semester.
Award will be presented at the AMEA In-Service Conference and the recipient will present their experience at FAME.