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ECMMA Revised By-Laws

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Dear ECMMA Membership,


We are excited to inform you that in keeping with the evolving ECMMA organization, our revised bylaws have been passed by the ECMMA Board and can be viewed by clicking HERE.

Please contact Diana Greene with questions and concerns: dgreene@ecmma.org

We look forward to our continued service in governance of the ECMMA! 


Jennie Mulqueen,

ECMMA President

ECMMA News, 2014 Summer, Convention Reflections, Judy Panning

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Convention. It’s like nothing else in the world: a gathering of people searching for connections with their work, with their colleagues, with the soul of their art. It’s a time to renew acquaintances, revive your love for teaching, and grow in your resolve to improve, deepen, or broaden your practice.

Professional organization for early childhood music/movement (ECM) has existed for about 30 years, though work in the United States was already happening in the 1970s. With general agreement


ECMMA News, 2014 Summer, Hall of Honor

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Three phenomenal educators were inducted into the ECMMA Hall of Honor at our Convention in June: Joyce Jordan DeCarbo, Phyllis Weikart and Dr. Sister Lorna Zemke. Each was chosen in recognition of a lifetime of achievement with worldwide influence in early childhood music and movement.

Joyce Jordan DeCarbo
"Music is one of the most powerful stimulations you can give to your child," says Joyce Jordan-DeCarbo, . . . . "Musical experiences stimulate the brain and strengthen neural


ECMMA News, 2014 Summer, President’s Perspective, Jennie Mulqueen

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Dear ECMMA Friends and Colleagues,

Since returning from convention, I’ve definitely been on the ground — or shall I say tripping on the ground — while teaching a new preschool music class at South Shore Conservatory, where I have served as Director of Early Childhood Programs for the past six years. Fresh with lots of ideas and inspiration, I dove in head first and played new music and taught new songs. I planned to tie everything up neatly with a theme of summer garden bugs, even equipped


ECMMA News, 2014 Summer, new Honorary Certification, Lianne Brewer

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Dear ECMMA Members and Friends,
At our National Convention in Atlanta this summer, we were pleased to set the stage to recognize more officially some of the gems of our community.

In honor and respect of our veteran members with long-standing commitment to this organization and to Music and Movement education, our Board voted to create the Honorary Certification for Members of ECMMA.
The Honorary Certification is in process of being set up by our Certification Committee. It will be

ECMMA is grateful for the ongoing sponsorship of our Supporting Businesses and Organizations. Please be sure to thank them for their efforts in supporting Early Childhood Music and Movement. Learn more about ECMMA Supporting Businesses.