Who Are We?
PMEA is a statewide nonprofit organization of over 5,000 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 will continue to be the most authoritative, influential voice for music as an essential part of education throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The mission of PMEA is to advance music education by encouraging excellence in the study, teaching and making of music.
- Promote and support quality music education, learning and performance.
- Promote and support music education in schools and communities.