Conferences and Events

National Conferences and Events

NAfME Council of Music Program Leaders Colloquium series

  • May 27, 2021 TBA
  • August 26, 2021 TBA
  • October 28, 2021 TBA

State and Division Conferences

57th NAfME Eastern Division Biennial In-Service Conference and All-Eastern Honors Ensembles

We All Belong!: Proven Practices and Perspectives for Today’s Music Educator
April 2224, 2021
Virtual Conference
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Conference information:

  • Full conference schedule
  • Open to all NAfME members — special rates available for NAfME members and NAfME Collegiate members; nonmember rate also available.
  • Sessions will focus on proven practices by Eastern Division Music Educators 
  • Tracks for Band, Choir, Orchestra, General Music, Modern Band, Collegiate, Administration, City Schools Music and more!
  • Conference Focus: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access
  • Designated Concert Hours
  • Premiere Concert Debut of the 2021 All-Eastern Virtual Ensembles

Announcing the All-Eastern Virtual Ensemble Conductors:

  • Band: Cynthia Johnston Turner, Director of Bands, University of Georgia
  • Mixed Chorus: Cory Ganshow, Director Choral Activities, Bradley University
  • Orchestra: James Tapia, Director of Orchestra Studies, Syracuse University
  • Treble Choir: Amanda Quist, Director Choral Activities, University of Miami
  • Jazz Ensemble: Terell Stafford, Director of Jazz Studies, Temple University

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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.


NAfME Advocacy Tuesdays in April

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

Recording for May 12, 2020, “Keeping Music Education Strong,” a NAfME and NAMM Foundation webinar

Vision 2020—February 25 NAfME now Immediate Past 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, 2020. 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

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