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Dean of integrated arts (Music/Art):  Dr. Kenneth Williams
Music Office Phone: (904) 390-2140
Music Office Fax: (904) 390-2260
Specialist, Vocal Music: Dale Choate
Specialist, Instrumental Music:  Paula Thornton
Specialist, General Music:  Patsy Butterbrodt

Local organizations

Florida Elementary Music Educators Assoc.
Florida Bandmasters Assoc.
Florida Vocal Association
Florida Orchestral Association
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
Elementary Music Band Vocal Orchestra Education Director
Mary Jeanette Howle Jonathan Maerkl Jane Palmer Brian Griffin Laura Dwyer / Lynn Radcliff
John Gorrie #22
(904) 381-7482
Fletcher High #223 Fletcher High #223 DASOTA #107 (904) 354-5657
For more information on professional music educator's organizations, click on the links below:
Florida Music Educator's Association (FMEA)
Florida School Music Association (FSMA)
The National Association for Music Education (MENC)

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Music education

Our customers

Elementary music teachers, secondary general music teachers, band directors, orchestra directors, chorus directors; community members and businesses and indirectly: students, principals, classroom teachers

Our goals

  • To make music such a vital part of education that every child is provided musical experiences as part of their educational experience in Duval County;
  • To assist music teachers in reaching their goal of educating children in the creation, understanding, and appreciation of music;
  • To provide teachers with the necessary resources to reach their goals;
  • To keep music teachers informed of and involved with news and activities relevant to their programs;
  • To be a liaison between classroom teachers and the administrative network, providing funding and regulations for music programs in the schools;
  • To be a liaison between schools and community groups or businesses with an interest in supporting music education.

Calendar of events

Band Dates - District 17 FBA

  • Marching MPA - November 3 at Terry Parker High School

  • Solo and Ensemble MPA - February 7-8-9 at Fletcher High School

  • High School Concert Band MPA - March 7-8 at Terry Parker High School

  • Middle School Concert MPA - March 14-15 at Mandarin Middle School

Chorus Dates - District 4 FVA

  • Solo and Ensemble MPA - November 9-10 at LaVilla and DASOTA

  • Concert MPA - February 28 - March 1 at St. Augustine High School

Music In Our Schools Month - March 2008

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