General Music Council

Sept 2019
Hello general music teachers!
We have a fantastic lineup for the General Music sessions this year!
· Artie Almeida will be back with some brand new materials! She loves CMEA and we love her!
· We’ll have three fantastic ensembles performing for us: Young Voices of Colorado: TrebleMakers, Traut Chimes Choir, and The Grandview Groove!
· Colorado Elementary All State Choir will be directed by Dr. Andrea Ramsey and Dr. Anthony Trecek-King. Both directors will work with our young singers and will lead sessions!
· Patty Bourne will return to present World Music Drumming, drumming for music literacy, drumming and classroom management, and overall child development in the music room.
· RMC AOSA has invited Michael Chandler to present on Recorders, Movement, and unusual meter.
· New this year: Little Kids Rock will present Modern Band 101 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Wednesday before CMEA begins! To register or get more information, visit or email
These are just a sampling of the forty sessions the general music council will offer at CMEA this January!

In addition, we are currently looking for representatives from even numbered districts. Please email if you would like to know what this position entails.

We hope you’ve had a fantastic start to your school year!

August 2019

I’m Elizabeth Ford, your new GMC Chair!  I’m beginning my fifth year on this council and am excited about stepping into this leadership role.  

I’m also thrilled to have Cathy Keller as my Chair-Elect!  We began our terms on the council together four years ago and I know we’re going to make an awesome team.  Shannon Glenn will be stepping in as our secretary/treasurer.  She’s served in every position on this council and brings valuable knowledge and experience.

Our council already consists of tight-knight, hard-working volunteers.  After the recent election, we’ve added some wonderful new members that are sure to turn our team into a powerhouse! (Karissa Swanson- Dist. 1, Paul Maley- Dist. 3, Rebecca Walker- Dist. 5, Kalinda Theobold – Dist. 7)  I’m thrilled with all the fresh ideas they bring to the table.

Our council is already looking forward to the 2020 Conference!  We’ve locked in some headlining presenters and are looking to add more evening opportunities for the GMC membership such as late night folk dancing and drumming!

Please feel free to email any questions or ideas!