MAAE's  projects and initiatives strengthen Arts Education in Missouri

Support for Professional Learning








MAAE has several projects designed to educate and inform about issues that affect arts education. One facet or our work is to provide tools to facilitate conversation among Missouri's arts advocates and their elected officials and policy makers at the local, regional and state and national level. 

Areas of focused interest include:


MAAE recognizes both academic excellence, excellence in artistic performance and advocacy support for arts education in Missouri. Each recognition program has its own rules for submission and award recipients are typically honored in a ceremony during the MAAE Fine Arts Education Day at the State Capitol. 

        • All-State Choir Program - sponsored by MCDA
        • All-State Band Program - sponsored by MBA
        • All-State Jazz Band Program - sponsored by MoAJE
        • All-State Orchestra Program - sponsored by MoASTA
        • All-State Theatre Program - sponsored by Missouri Thespians
        • All-State Childrens Choir Program - sponsored by MMEA
        • All-State Collegiate Ensemble Program - sponsored by MMEA
        • All-State Ensemble "The Collectie" - sponsored by MO MMEA
  • National Student Arts Advocate Award
  • Missouri Alliance for Arts Education Schools of Excellence Awards
  • MAAE Student Essay Contest
  • The MAAE Creativity and Innovation in Teaching Award
  • The MAAE Arts Education Community Champion
  • The MAAE Administrator of the Year Award
  • The Missouri Alliance for Arts Education and the Missouri School Boards’ Association School District of Distinction in Arts Education Award
  • The Missouri Alliance for Arts Education State Government Advocate for Arts Education Award


Examples of research conducted by MAAE are listed below.  -more info

Connecting Arts Communities

Working with Arts Agencies and Institutions in providing arts education experiences, collaborative arts integration coaching, student enrichment and performance opportunities from Missouri teachers and students.