The Georgia 4-H Music Education Matters Summit provides an experience for youth across Georgia, and around the nation, to practice and grow in music education, network and learn from industry professionals, and develop as a leader, team member, and performer.

In Georgia 4-H, we believe in the power of young people. Through a partnership with National 4-H Council and the CMA Foundation, Georgia 4-H, shares a commitment to giving youth a voice through music.

Overview

The Georgia 4-H Music Education Matters Summit provides an experience for youth across Georgia, and around the nation, to practice and grow in music education, network and learn from industry professionals, and develop as a leader, team member, and performer. In Georgia 4-H, we believe in the power of young people. Through a partnership with National 4-H Council and the CMA Foundation, Georgia 4-H, shares a commitment to giving youth a voice through music.

 

2018 Class Descriptions

Who Should Attend?

Youth 7th-12th grade are eligible to attend and will select one of five tracks to tailor their summit experience:

  1. Dance
  2. Instrumental
  3. Songwriting
  4. Vocal
  5. Musical Theatre

Each track will engage multiple instructors with different areas of expertise to help participants become better performers and to teach them about the opportunities that exist for careers in their area. Additional classes will be offered that highlighted successful collaborations among artists and music technology. Tracks are designed to focus not only on skills development, but mentorship and career exploration with industry professionals. Through a combination of workshops, presentations and informal networking time youth are able to ask questions related to their own development as a musician and their own career aspirations. In addition, youth will have the opportunity to work one on one with mentors who provide guidance on becoming a better performer, as well as discuss career opportunities in the music industry.

Coordinated by the University of Georgia, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Cooperative Extension, Georgia 4-H.  Since 1981 Georgia 4-H has coordinated 4-H Clovers and Company, one of the premier 4-H performing arts groups in the county.

Make plans now to join us for the 3rd Annual Music Education Matters Summit, July 17-19, 2018 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, GA.

Registration Opens April 1, 2018.

MEMS Schedule
 

Registration

Registration includes Tuesday Lodging, all Wednesday meals and lodging, Thursday breakfast and lunch, and an event t-shirt.

Full time registration is $115.00 (youth and adult). Those registered by the early bird deadline will receive a $5.00 discount ($110.00). Participants registered after the close of registration will be charged a $5.00 late fee ($120.00).

Make checks payable to:
Georgia 4-H Foundation

Mail to:
Music Education Matters Summit Registration
Attn.: Jenna Daniel
305 Hoke Smith Annex – UGA Athens, GA 30602

Postmark Deadline:
Payments should be postmarked by Monday, July 2, 2018.

Event Registration will open on April 1, 2018. Registration will remain open until Friday, June 29, 2018, for you to make additions or changes.

Contact Jenna Daniel (jennabdaniel@uga.edu, 706.542.0906) with changes after June 29. Any drops after this day will incur a $30.00 cancellation fee.

In-State Registration

Georgia residents should speak to their local Extension office regarding registration to Music Education Matters Summit 2018.

Out of State Registration

Non-Georgia residents hoping to register for Music Education Matters Summit 2018 should speak to their state Extension office.

Out of State Event Letter

Dates at a Glance

Monday, April 2: Event Registration Opens
Tuesday, May 1: Financial Scholarship Applications Due to Jenna Daniel.
Monday, May 21: Financial Scholarship Applicants Notified of Award
Friday, June 15: Early Bird Deadline
Friday, June 29: Registration Closes
Monday, July 2: Payment Postmark Deadline

Sponsors

The Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation

Focuses on improving and sustaining music education programs everywhere while supporting worthwhile causes important to the Country Music Association.

Inspiring a love for music in people around the world through the charitable giving of the Country Music community is our vision. Since its inception, the CMA Foundation has given more than $13.6 million to organizations enhancing the lives of students through the power of music. Music Education has proven to be an effective and invaluable tool by influencing student’s academic achievement, social development and increased participation in activities. Music education matters.

Without the support of the Country Music community these efforts would not be possible.

For more information on the CMA Foundation, visit: http://www.cmaworld.com/initiatives/cma-foundation/

National 4-H Council

National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of 4-H National Headquarters located at the National Institute Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). 4-H programs are implemented by the nation’s 110 land-grant colleges and universities and the Cooperative Extension System through 3,100 local offices across the country.

Established in 1976 through the merger of the National 4-H Foundation and the National 4-H Service Committee, National 4-H Council partners with 4-H at all levels – national, state and local – to build stronger 4-H programs and distribute national financial support to benefit the nation’s youth

The University of Georgia, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Cooperative Extension, Georgia 4-H

The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. This mission is accomplished, through “hands on” learning experiences, focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.

Exploring and discovering, encouraging and challenging, that’s what Georgia 4-H is all about. As a program of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension System, 4-H is part of the nationwide Extension network.

Contact

Youth and adults who live in Georgia should contact their local Extension office. All out of state registration must be coordinated through official 4-H contacts.

Please contact us for additional information.

Jenna Daniel
Extension 4-H Specialist
University of Georgia
305 Hoke Smith Annex
Athens, GA 30602
Office: (706)542-0906
jennabdaniel@uga.edu

4-H spokesperson, Jennifer Nettles reflects on her time in Clovers and Company, “For me I think that was pivotal in helping me become the leader and the artist I am today,” she said. “I learned so much about shows, music, putting on a show, building a show and all these things that continue to serve me in my work today.”