2019 PMEA/NAfME Eastern Division Conference Information
April 4-7 – Pittsburgh
Innovation, Access, & Insights
Music has always served as an inspiration to connect not just melodies, harmonies, and rhythms, but most importantly, people. The theme of the 2019 NAfME Eastern Division Conference, “Innovation, Access, and Insights”, focuses on how in today’s rapidly changing world, the need for quality music education for all, has never been more vital. Pittsburgh, PA, with its long history of being one of the country’s most industrious cities, and now a cultural center for progress and development, provides the perfect backdrop to showcase how relevant and inclusive music education creates a positive impact on our students and communities.
Conference Registration Rates
- Pre-Registration Rates (on-site rates will be released at a later date):
- Full Active Members – $185
- Collegiate Members – $50
- Retired Members – $30
**PMEA cannot accept Purchase Orders without payment for any fees.
Hotel Reservation Information
Room blocks have been reserved at the following hotels:
- Westin (headquarters) – $189/night **Wednesday night’s room block at the Westin has been filled.**
- DoubleTree – $179/night – Call 1-800-222-TREE and mention 2019 Eastern Division Conference
- Omni William Penn – $175/night
***Rooms will have a 14% tax rate
For exhibitor registration and details, please visit the Exhibitor Information page.
NAfME Eastern Division Composition Program Information
Compositions must not exceed five (5) minutes in duration.
Compositions may be for a solo instrument or voice, or for an ensemble of instruments and/or voices
Each applicant may submit a maximum of two compositions, but each composition requires a separate application and fee.
Students are responsible for providing their own performers. (Eastern Division may assist in recruiting performers, but cannot guarantee a performance.)
Students whose works are selected will be expected to attend the Young Composer Concert and the Young Composer Forum.
Travel, housing, and other expenses are the responsibility of the composer or sponsoring school.
K-12 applicants must have a faculty sponsor who is a member of NAfME.
Collegiate applicants must be NAfME Collegiate members in good standing at time of application and at time of concert.
2019 PMEA/NAfME All-East Honors Ensembles Information