Central Coast Section

California Music Educators Association (CMEA), Central Coast Section, is a professional organization comprised of music teachers from all levels of education. Its membership comes from Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and San Luis Obispo Counties. If you wish to contact us via e-mail, please select one of our board members.

President's Message

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome to the website for music educators of California's Central Coast! The Central Coast Section of CMEA is one of nine sections in the state. Our board of directors volunteers their time and experience to provide performance opportunities for students, while offering professional support for music educators. To this end, our website contains useful resources and pertinent details regarding our events.

Our events include traditional honor ensembles, large ensemble festivals, and solo/ensemble festivals. In an effort to reach young students, and those outside our traditional ensembles, we also offer the Young Ensemble Showcase, and the Songwriters Showcase. The Young Ensemble Showcase (YES!) is an exciting event for our elementary students and teachers to showcase their work and observe performances by other young musicians. Whether it be recorders, Orff instruments, a choir, or anything else our elementary teachers come up with, YES! is a celebration of young musicians. The Songwriters Showcase is an opportunity for young composers to exhibit their work and receive feedback from a professional musician. Details on both events are available on the Festivals page.

Please feel free to reach out to me or any board member with questions, or the need for a helping hand. We would love to be informed of ways to better support you and your students. Also, please join us for one or both of the CMEA-CCS General Meetings and Dinner in September and June. This is a great opportunity for us to connect with each other as music educators. Hope to see you there!

Musically yours,

Maria Carney

CCS President