Music Educators Association
The Saskatchewan Music Educators Association (SMEA) provides professional development opportunities for music teachers and educators in the province.
Singing in Canadian Schools:
COVID-19 IMPACT SURVEY
Funded by Choral Canada, CMEA and their partners, this study provides a national review of the impacts of COVID-19 on the teaching of singing in K-12/CEGEP school music education in Canada during the 2020-21 school year. Some of the findings will come as no surprise to our members, including these statistics:
Extra-/Co-curricular music programs involving singing were suspended in 91% of respondents' schools.
Live performances with students were eliminated from 93% of music programs by responding teachers.
Professional development addressing safe indoor singing or modifying the music curriculum to reflect pandemic restrictions on singing were perceived to be inadequate by 55% of music teachers.
67% of music teachers who responded did not receive modified music curricula to guide music instruction and assessment, particularly in relation to the limited use of singing.
Financial support is available to
SMEA members pursuing professional development opportunities, initiating regional workshops, and/or setting up special projects in their schools
Reach new heights in musical development and perform with students across the province. Saskatchewan Honour Groups is open to band and choral students enrolled in Grades 9-12 at the start of the school year (September 2022).