Alberta Music Educators' Association

Alberta Music Educators' Association (AMEA). Founded in Edmonton in April 1957 at the instigation of Leslie Bell and Alan Rumbelow, the latter at that time supervisor of music for Edmonton public schools.

Alberta Music Educators' Association

Alberta Music Educators' Association (AMEA). Founded in Edmonton in April 1957 at the instigation of Leslie Bell and Alan Rumbelow, the latter at that time supervisor of music for Edmonton public schools. At first limited to school music teachers, in 1963 membership was broadened to include private teachers and those in the music trade. In 1962, to keep teachers abreast of new teaching materials and methods, the association began to sponsor workshop demonstrations on series of music books (eg, W.J. Gage's Music for Living and Ginn's Our Singing World). In 1963 it affiliated with the CMEA. The AMEA was incorporated in August 1964. It held annual conferences which included joint meetings in 1964 and 1968 with the ARMTA, in 1965 with the CMEA, and also with the Fine Arts Council of the Alberta Teachers' Association. It published (ca 1962-4) a newsletter edited by Frank Churchley, and (1965-8) seven issues of the magazine Alberta Music Educator edited by Malcolm Brown and later by Elizabeth Filipkowski. In May 1969 the AMEA was dissolved; members who were school teachers had the option of joining the Alberta Teachers' Association Fine Arts Council. The CMEA has worked with the latter organization to represent the interests of music educators in Alberta. AMEA presidents included A.S. Rumbelow 1957-8 and 1959-60, Father Leo Green 1958-9 and 1960-1, Cyril Mossop 1961-2, Frank Churchley 1962-3, Elizabeth Filipkowski 1963-4, Ronald Stephens 1964-5, Isabella Kennedy 1965-6, Paul Bourret 1966-8, and Marilyn Perkins 1968-9.