PMEA Annual In-Service Conference


2024 PMEA Annual In-Service Conference
April 17-20, 2024
Bayfront Convention Center, Erie

In 2024, we are venturing up to our Northwest Corner to the Erie Bayfront Convention Center. We will feature innovative ideas, performances, speakers, and sessions that are sure to bring new tides to your classroom. Make plans to join us as we let the music of the water surround us and bring us together to experience “Making Waves” in music education through the conference experience. Unable to attend during the week? Take advantage of this year’s special Saturday Schedule – and Saturday only registration. 

2024 Conference Registration Information

Pre-registration is now closed.  2024 PMEA Conference Registration Form (on site) may be printed to bring with you. Please take note of the 2024 PMEA Annual Conference Registration Policies

Conference registration rates are as follows:

Active Member: On-Site (4/10 and after): $215
Collegiate Member: On-Site (4/10 and after): $50
Retired Member: On-Site (4/10 and after): $30
Non-Member: On-Site (4/10 and after): $325
Daily Rate (Members only – Thursday/Friday): On-Site (4/10 and after): $140
Saturday Only: On-Site (4/10 and after): $90

2024 Hotel Information

All of PMEA’s room blocks at the three hotels closest to the convention center (the Sheraton Bayfront, Courtyard Marriott Bayfront & the Hampton Inn) are filled at this time. PMEA is not able to add any more rooms to the block as these hotels are full.

Other hotels in the area include:

  • Cobblestone Hotel & Suites Erie (; 814-455-1010  (1 mile away)
  • Candlewood Suites Erie (; 814-455-1010 (7 miles away)
  • Fairfield Inn Erie (; 814-868-0985  (7 miles away)
  • Homewood Suites Erie (; 814-866-8292  (7 miles away)
  • TownePlace Suites Erie (; 814-866-7100  (7 miles away)

Looking for  to do while you’re in Erie? Be sure to check out the following Resource, compiled by PMEA Retired Members Chair Paul Fox.


Send a Collegiate Member to the Conference Initiative – PMEA Members Helping PCMEA Members!

THINK BACK! Do you remember when… you were a college student trying to meet all your educational and living expenses, budgeting the costs of housing, meals, car, clothing, books, music, lessons, testing, an occasional social or dating, etc. Now our future music educators have significant drains on their wallets for annual clearances, mileage to field experiences, professional dues, paying off school loans, and even the fees associated with attending the annual PMEA conference. HOW CAN WE HELP?

Let’s make it a little easier for them and sponsor one or more to go in April! Your Tax-Deductible Gift will help send PA college music education majors to the PMEA Annual Conference in Erie. *Please note that you must log-in to submit your donation.

PCMEA members: Watch for future PMEA Digital News and other emails to enter your name into the pool of those who will be randomly selected for a complimentary PMEA registration!

Conference Schedule

PMEA Conference Insert (PDF) – Helpful when submitting your request to attend