2022 NAfME National Conference Schedule

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*The below schedule is subject to change without notice. Please check the page regularly for updates.

*The 2022 NAfME National Conference and All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE) will not be livestreamed or recorded.

National Conference FAQ

Read the NAfME National Conference Frequently Asked Questions to learn details about the conference and National Harbor, including a directory and map of the conference space, registration hours, dining options, how to download the conference app, and more!

Wednesday, November 2


3:00 – 6:00 PM ET            Emerging Leaders Forum

                                           Collegiate PreCon                    


3:00 – 7:00 PM ET            Music Programs Leaders Forum  


Thursday, November 3


8:00 AM – 2:30 PM ET      Music Program Leaders Forum


9:00 AM – 2:30 PM ET      Emerging Leaders Forum

                                            Collegiate PreCon


12:00 – 2:45 PM                Conference Sessions


3:00 – 4:15 PM ET             National Conference Opening General Session featuring Keynote Speakers:                     

                                            Cindy Marten and Paul R. Lehman


4:30 – 5:30 PM ET             Conference Sessions


5:30 – 7:00 PM ET            Opening Night Happy Hour and Entertainment


Friday, November 4


9:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET        Wellness Room – Open/Activities

The Health and Wellness ASPA will host a wellness room at the NAfME conference. Throughout the day, attendees can use the room as a quiet place to relax and recharge in-between sessions. Several times throughout the day, ideally during conference breaks, we will also host short Mindful Moments in the room, open to all attendees (i.e, Restorative Yoga, Mindfulness, Body Mapping, Expressive Arts, Breathing Techniques). These short sessions of various lengths will focus on the physical and mental well-being of the conference participants. The Health and Wellness ASPA seeks to highlight the benefits of mindful practices for personal and student health and wellness.

8:00 – 10:10 AM ET            Conference Sessions


10:20 – 11:20 AM ET         General Session featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Richard Antoine White


11:30 – 12:10 PM ET         Conference Sessions


12:30 – 1:30 PM ET           Exhibit Hall Time


1:20 – 2:20 PM ET             Biennial Research Poster Session #1


1:30 – 2:20 PM ET             Conference Sessions


2:30 – 4:00 PM ET             Young Composers and Songwriters Concert


2:30 – 4:05 PM ET             Conference Sessions


4:15 – 5:05 PM ET             Conference Sessions


4:30 – 5:45 PM ET             Society for Research in Music Education Meeting and Senior Researcher Address


Saturday, November 5


7:30 AM – 2:00 PM ET       Wellness Room – Open/Activities


8:15 – 9:15 AM ET             General Session – Composers Creating Conversations with Alex Shapiro and                                                                      Brian Raphael Nabors


9:25 – 10:25 AM ET           Biennial Research Poster Session #2


9:25 – 12:10 PM ET           Conference Sessions


12:15 – 2:00 PM ET           Exhibit Hall Time


1:00 – 2:00 PM ET             Biennial Poster Session #3


2:10 – 5:00 PM ET             Conference Sessions


6:30 – 10:00 PM ET          All-National Honor Ensembles Concerts: Modern Band, Guitar Ensemble, Mixed                                                                 Choir, Jazz Band


Sunday, November 6


9:30 – 10:45 AM ET          All-National Honor Ensembles Concerts: Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band