About Us

Who Are We?

PMEA is a statewide nonprofit organization of over 4,500 members, dedicated to promoting the musical development of all Pennsylvanians. The present membership evolved from a small group of band directors dating from 1933. Today, the organization includes those engaged in music instruction at all levels, from preschool through college and university, as well as those in the music industry, merchandising and publishing. The organization promotes and supports quality music education, learning and performance as well as promoting and supporting music education in schools and communities. PMEA is affiliated with The National Association for Music Education, NAfME.

PMEA Vision

PMEA will be the leading voice for music education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Our Mission

The mission of PMEA is to advance comprehensive and innovative music education for all teachers and students through quality teaching, rigorous learning, and meaningful music engagement.

PMEA Governance Task Force Proposal Information

Below you will find documents regarding recommendations from the PMEA Governance Task Force. The changes proposed will affect the PMEA Executive Committee & State Board, which in turn impacts all of us. PMEA will be voting to accept or reject these recommendations in the near future.  PMEA members have a voice in this decision, so please take time to read these attachments and draw your own conclusions. Be informed; make a difference!


  1. Bylaws
  2. New Strategic Plan adopted 1/2014