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.



  • Pre-Registration Rates (on-site rates will be released at a later date):
    • Full Active Members – $185
    • Collegiate Members – $50
    • Retired Members – $30
  • Hotel Room Rates and Reservations
    • Westin (headquarters) – $189/night
    • 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
***Hotel Reservation information will be available in late October

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

Performing Group and Session Proposal Information

The application process for session proposals and performing groups is now closed.  Performing Group notifications have been sent out, Session Notifications will go out shortly.

Exhibitor Information

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

PMEA All-State/All-East Photography & Recording Bids

PMEA All-State/All-East Photography & Recording Bids Now Being Accepted
PMEA is collecting bids for Recording & Photography for the 2019 PMEA/NAfME Eastern Division Conference, April 4-7 in Pittsburgh. Please see the Recording Specifications & Photography Specifications for complete information. Questions can be directed to info@pmea.netDeadline for bids: Wednesday, September, 26.

2019 PMEA/NAfME All-East Honors Ensembles Information

The deadline to submit an application has passed. Notifications will be emailed out to the NAfME sponsor member director in mid-November.
**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.**