Welcome! This site is designed to serve Western Massachusetts music teachers and their students. 
Western District is a division of MMEA, a federated state unit of NAfME.

Festival information forthcoming

January 12, 2022

  • Festival Registration has not yet been posted for either the Senior or Junior festivals. We will post this information once all logistics have been finalized.

  • We are planning for one-day, in person festivals. The senior festival will take place Saturday, April 9th, and the junior festival will take place Saturday, May 7th. More information will be coming soon.

  • Growing Music in Mass, a giving arm of the MA Music Educators Association, provides financial assistance to school programs, identified by association members, that are chronically underfunded, require start-up funding, or need additional assistance for underserved student populations.They have extended their scholarship deadline (TBD) beyond the July 1st date for the following scholarships:

    • Future Symphony Hall Scholars, inspired by the original mission, will specifically help students prepare for future active festival participation and events of growth. 

    • Classroom Innovations is designed to help music educators expand their range of instructional strategies and methods, and to better meet the musical needs of all students in all settings and at all levels.

    • Symphony Hall Scholarships will provide qualified young musicians with the financial resources to audition for and participate in the All State Music Festival.

       Click here for more information and to apply: https://growingmusicinmass.org/

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