About Us

Who Are We?

The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) is a statewide nonprofit organization of over 4,500 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.

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Vision

The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association will be the leading voice for music education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Mission

The mission of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association is to advance comprehensive and innovative music education for all teachers and students through quality teaching, rigorous learning, and meaningful music engagement.

PMEA Election Information 

All current PMEA Active and Retired level members will be asked to vote in an upcoming election for two Content Area Representative position. The election will begin Wednesday, May 17 and will conclude at the end of the day on Wednesday, May 31.
PMEA is pleased to present the following Slate of Candidates, each listed by the position for which they are running:

Band Content Area Rep: 

  •   Adam Gumble, Hempfield HS
  •  Jason Worzbyt, Indiana University of PA
Orchestra Content Area Rep
  •  Sarah Lavelle, North Allegheny SD
  •  Jeffrey Tedford, Grove City College


  1. PMEA Bylaws (updated 12.1.16)
  2. PMEA Strategic Plan adopted 1/2014