About SMEA

SMEA is a non-profit cultural association that was incorporated in 1957. It acts as the voice for music educators, music directors and performers in Saskatchewan. SMEA is committed to supporting music education in the province and is recognized as the “Professional Development Network” for music education by the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation.

Mission

  • To promote the development of high standards of music and music education.

  • To exchange information and ideas with those interested in music.

  • To sponsor conventions, workshops, clinics and other means of musical development, information and vision.

Vision

  • Commitment to volunteer and community involvement as a volunteer based organization, comprised of a membership and elected Board of Directors who strive to work together towards the growth and development of its activities at a volunteer level.

  • Universal participation through leadership, membership, volunteers and access to organizational programs and services.

  • Partnership and cooperation in a coordinated approach with other music and arts related organizations to maximize use of available resources and ensure the continuum of high standards of music education.

  • Volunteer leadership, effective governance and organizational effectiveness by the expeditious use of scarce and valued resources, including human resources, to increase self reliance, growth, resource acquisition, adaptability, innovation, productivity, service, satisfaction and commitment at the local level.

  • Lottery recognition and promotion.

Board of Directors

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Michaila Jersak

DIRECTOR, REGION 2

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Cindy Tootoosis

DIRECTOR, REGION 6

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Nathan Seghers

PRESIDENT

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Graham Gilmore

DIRECTOR, REGION 3

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Brendan Dickie

DIRECTOR, REGION 7

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Katlyn Redding

VICE PRESIDENT

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Sharon Bates

DIRECTOR, REGION 4

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Dara Schindelka

DIRECTOR, REGION 1

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Lauren Lohneis

DIRECTOR, REGION 5

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Jennifer Jungwirth

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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SMEA Board Liaisons

Dean McNeill

U of S Liaison

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David Dick

U of R Liaison

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Janet Weaver & Wendy Rigby

Orff Contact

Lynn Ewing

STF Liaison

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Katlyn Redding

SK Honour Groups Chair

Stefanie Stefanson-Pexa

Heart of the City, Saskatoon

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Melinda
Anderson-Grass

Heart of the City, Moose Jaw

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Michele Wheeler

Heart of the City, Regina

Peggy L'Hoir

Heart of the City

Angela Caron

Métis Consultant

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Cameron Breiter

USMES President

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Emily Kelln

URMSC President

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Region Representatives

REGION 1: Dara Schindelka

REGION 2: Michaila Jersak

REGION 3: Graeme Gilmore

REGION 4: Sharon Bates

REGION 5: Lauren Lohneis

REGION 6: Cindy Tootoosis

REGION 7: Brendan Dickie

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Regions by School Division

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SMEA Member Organizations

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SMEA Affiliations