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

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  • The FAME program includes many important topics for students considering a career as a music educator. NEW! AMEA provides a $1000 scholarship opportunity to a FAME participant who plans to major in music education at an Alabama college or university. Visit www.myamea.org for details. Lunch will be provided by AMEA Deadline: January 12, 2018
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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

Qualifications:
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.
Other considerations:
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.