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.


Performing Group and Session Proposal Information

The application process for session proposals and performing groups is now closed.  Notifications will be sent out in late August/early September.


Exhibitor Information

We are currently switching to another registration program.  Exhibitor Registration will be available in July.  Information will be e-mailed to previous exhibitors once it is available, as well as posted here.


2019 PMEA/NAfME All-East Honors Ensembles Information

Specific application information for the 2019 Eastern Division Honors Ensembles will be available on this page.  Students who are currently in 10th & 11th grade and participated in their state’s All-State Ensemble are eligible to apply (specific state requirements will be available with the application information soon). 
The Window of Opportunity to submit an application (no video required) for these ensembles is Monday, August 20 – Friday, September 21.  The application fee is $15.00.(Applications will NOT be due in June like they have been in previous years.)  Pennsylvania Vocal Jazz students are eligible to apply to participate in the All-East Mixed Chorus.  
**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.**