Mentorship Program

CMEA’s New Mentorship Program!

CMEA’s new Mentorship Program is officially launching this fall for this school year! The program will connect first- and second-year teachers with veteran music educators with similar areas of expertise to work with throughout the year.    

What will the program look like? 

  • All mentors will meet in early October to discuss expectations, goals, and values of the program  

  • First and second year teachers will have the chance to sign up through the end of October 

  • Mentors will be assigned, and the program will launch with a kickoff event in October/November  

  • Mentees will have access to their mentors throughout the year for support based on their needs along with a whole group event in February and devoted time at the In-Service Conference.  

In this climate of constant change, the Mentor Program will work to provide an extra support system for first- and second-year teachers to collaborate, share challenges, hear best practices, and engage in our statewide network of music educators, all at their own pace and convenience.  

Anyone interested in being a mentor must sign up at by Friday, September 22nd. Also, please share the link and information with any new music teacher(s) in your district who may be interested in participating in the program as a mentee. I know when I was a new teacher, I would have jumped at the opportunity to have a music teacher mentor since my TEAM mentor was a non-music teacher!  

Please feel free to email Hannah Fraser, CMEA Membership Chair, with any questions at