Conferences and Events

National Conferences

Bringing the Future into Focus: NAfME National Music Research and Teacher Education (MRTE) Virtual Conference

February 25, 2021, 10:00 AM ET–February 27, 2021, mid-day
Registration and details to come, November 16, 2020

Update on PreK–12 Conference to come

Notice of cancellation of in-person November 2020 NAfME National Conference 

Connected and Caring for Music Education: 2020 NAfME Music Program Leaders Forum

November 4–5, 2020
The 2020 Music Program Leaders Virtual Forum will provide relevant professional development for music program leaders and district arts coordinators working in the K–12 school setting, aimed at establishing and growing networks of collegial support for those in the profession.

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Professional Learning Community Live and On-Demand Free Webinars during COVID-19

Recording for May 8 “Preparing for the End of the 2019-2020 School Year” webinar

Recording for May 12 “Keeping Music Education Strong,” a NAfME and NAMM Foundation webinar

Vision 2020—February 25 NAfME President and Board Chair Kathleen D. Sanz; Deb Confredo, chair of the Society for Research in Music education; and Linda Thornton, chair of the Society for Music Teacher Education presented the first of the “Vision 2020” webinars on February 25. Music educators played a role in helping envision the future of music education, responding to the ideas in this first of a series of Vision 2020 live webinars. Find the archived webinar and PDF of the slide deck here. Stay tuned for the next webinar.

State and Division Conferences

NAfME Federated State Association Conferences

Music Education Association Cancellations and Reschedulings

Conferences are produced by each of the NAfME federated state associations throughout the year. Please visit this page to find your state’s website and more information.

57th NAfME Eastern Division Biennial In-Service Conference and All-Eastern Honors Ensembles: “Music Can Do It All—Supporting Social-Emotional Needs”


The 2021 Division Conference & All-Eastern Honors Ensembles for Hartford, Connecticut, is postponed and will now take place in April of 2025. (The 2023 Eastern Division Conference will be held in Rochester, New York.) Eastern Division leaders are now looking into virtual options for the 2021 event.

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