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 and advocate 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 students through quality teaching, rigorous learning, and meaningful music engagement.

Election Information

Full Active & Retired PMEA Members will soon be asked to vote in the 2019 PMEA annual election. This year’s ballot will include the following Content Area Representative Positions: Band, Chorus & Orchestra. 
View the 2019 PMEA Slate of Candidates. The online election will open Wednesday, February 20 and close at the end of the day (11:59 p.m.)  Monday, March 4. Information on how to vote will be made available in early February.


  1. PMEA Bylaws (updated 12.1.16)
  2. PMEA Strategic Plan (2017-21) – Final