2019 Eastern Division Information

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.

For conference information including sessions, sponsors, and exhibitors, please visit the 2019 PMEA/NAfME Eastern Division Conference Website.

*Approximately 15 hours of continuing education hours will be available for attendance at the 2019 PMEA/NAfME Eastern Division Conference. 


Conference Registration

  • Register Online Now!
  • 2019 PMEA/NAfME PDF Conference Registration Form (Fillable)
  • 2019 PMEA/NAfME Conference Registration Policies
  • Pre-Registration Rates (on-site rates will go into effect March 26, 2019):
    • Full Active Members – $185
    • Collegiate Members – $50
    • Retired Members – $30
    • Daily Rate (Members only – for one day of attendance – Thursday, Friday or Saturday) – $100
    • Non-members (full conference only) – $300
  • On-Site Registration Rates
    • Full Active Members – $200
    • Collegiate Members – $60
    • Retired Members – $40
    • Daily Rate (Members only – for one day of attendance – Thursday, Friday or Saturday) – $115
    • Non-members (full conference only) – $315

**PMEA cannot accept Purchase Orders without payment for any fees.

**Attendees will be responsible for any parking fees.


Urban Site Visit – Pittsburgh City Schools

**Pre-registration and tour option is required with your conference registration if you plan to attend**

Join 60 conference attendees to visit and observe innovative and diverse music programs in the Pittsburgh City Public Schools.  Choose one of the four tours. 15 persons max for each tour.  Each tour will consist of two school visits on Friday, April 5th departing at 8:30 a.m.  Attendees will have a follow up sharing session in the afternoon.
Fee for the Site Visit is $10.00 to cover transportation costs.
  • Tour A:  Dilworth K-5  Morning Meeting/Obama 6-12 Steel Drums
  • FULL –Tour B:  Allderdice HS, Band/CMU Recording Studio,Hip Hop Project
  • FULL – Tour C:  King K-8, Modern Band & General Music/Allegheny K-5, General Music & Keyboarding
  • Tour D:  Brashear HS, Music Technology/South Hills MS, General Music & Keyboarding


Hotel Reservation Information

Room blocks have been reserved at the hotels listed below. Please note that all rates do not include taxes (14% per room night)

  • DoubleTree – $179/night 
  • Omni William Penn – $175/night
  • Westin (headquarters) – $189/night Sold Out
  • Drury Plaza Hotel – $169/night   Sold Out
  • Wyndham Grand – $150/night  Sold Out

**Attendees will be responsible for any parking fees.

Airport Transportation Information

The airport is approximately 20 miles from downtown Pittsburgh. Please allot for at least 30 minutes of travel time. Please see the Pittsburgh Airport Transportation Discount Information for options to get from and back to the airport. 

Exhibitor Information

For exhibitor registration and details, please visit the Exhibitor Information page.


2019 PMEA/NAfME All-East Honors Ensembles Information

Notifications have been sent to directors.  Questions should be directed to AllEastManager@pmea.net
**Please note that students from Pennsylvania who are selected and choose to participate in an All-East Honors Ensemble will not be able to participate in a 2019 PMEA All-State Ensemble due to rehearsal schedules. Student Participants from PA in both the All-East & All-State ensembles are eligible to apply for the 2019 NAfME National Honors Ensembles.**