Magazine article The Canadian Music Educator

President's Message / Une Lettre De la Présidente

Magazine article The Canadian Music Educator

President's Message / Une Lettre De la Présidente

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As I write this greeting, the snow is rapidly melting and rivulets of water are rushing to join the streams that have formed in the ditches and culverts. Tonight's forecast calls for a 14 degree drop in temperature and I will wake up tomorrow, once again in winter. As Canadians, we have become accustomed, if not resilient, to our inconsistent weather.

Like today, while the sun warms my face, change can feel optimistic and positive. In recent weeks, I have read about one school board's commitment to maintain physical classroom spaces for their elementary music programs again next school year. Another provincial government has increased their funding to their instrumental music programs. From the CMEA perspective, we are on the cusp of launching yet another excellent publication in our biennial research to practice series and have recently also celebrated the election of new members to our board table who will bring fresh perspective and energy to our organization.

There are days, however, that often feel more like tomorrow's forecast: icy, cold and grey. Recently our colleagues in Nova Scotia had to participate in a work to rule in order to demand better education for their students. …

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