Full Name
Artie Almeida
Speaker Bio
The MMEA Headliner, Dr. Artie Almeida recently retired after 37 years of teaching in the public schools. She was the music specialist at Bear Lake Elementary school in the Orlando FL area, where she taught 1200 K-5 students. Her dynamic performing groups have performed for NAfME, AOSA, and on the NBC Today Show. Look for The Bear Lake Sound in the upcoming music education advocacy documentary “Marching Beyond Halftime.”
Artie was chosen as Florida Music Educator of the Year, and was also selected as an International Educator 2006 by the Cambridge England Biographical Society. She was a Teacher of the Year at the school level 6 times, Seminole County Teacher of the Year and was recently chosen as a University of Central Florida Alumni of the Decade. Artie is included in the publications Who’s Who in American Education, and Great Minds of the 21st
Artie was an adjunct professor of music education at the University of Central Florida for 34 years, the saxophone instructor at Valencia State College, the music and movement instructor at Seminole State College and a saxophone performer and teacher. Additionally, she performs early music with Ars Antiqua and the Halifax Consort.
Artie Almeida