PMEA Annual In-Service Conference

Dear PMEA Members:
The PMEA State Board has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Annual Conference & All-State Festival, scheduled for April 22-25, 2020 in the Poconos due to the crisis circumstances that have arisen from the COVID-19 outbreak. This decision was not an easy one, however it was made with the health and safety of our members, students and all other involved personnel in mind. It has been more than 75 years (since WWII) that PMEA has had to take such an action.
  • PMEA Conference & All-State Festival Registration Fees as well as All-State Ticket purchases will be refunded. Please allow up to six weeks to receive refunds. 
  • It is your responsibility to cancel any hotel reservations made for this event (Kalahari will waive the cancellation fee, but please allow time for the refund to be applied):
    • Due to the large number of hotel reservations being cancelled at this time, Kalahari is encouraging guests cancel a reservation through the online reservation system set up for PMEA:
    • Select the “Manage Existing Reservation” link (under the Make a Reservation button) and enter the acknowledgement number and last name under which the room was booked. If you booked several rooms for a group, these reservations can also be cancelled online as long as you have the acknowledgement number for each reservation. **Please note that the cancellation fee will appear for rooms cancelled online, however the fee will be waived once the cancellation is officially confirmed by Kalahari staff.
  • Exhibitors will be contacted directly with further information.
  • Conference presenters and performing groups will be contacted directly with further information.
In addition, all current and future online Region-State auditions are suspended until further notice. This includes: 
  • Western Region & Region VI Orchestra
  • All-State Chorus Auditions
  • Region Band Auditions
With the closure of schools across the commonwealth, many of our PMEA students do not have access to technology, and/or instruments to produce a fair and equitable audition. PMEA is committed to providing a fair process for all of our eligible students and we will revisit the procedure(s) once schools reopen. 
Students already selected to All-State Jazz, Vocal Jazz & Chorus, please hold on to your All-State music until further notice. Western Region & Region VI Orchestra students, as well as all Region Band students, please hold on to your Region music folder as online auditions will be held.
All-State Band, Chorus, Orchestra & Wind Ensemble students will be auditioned for ranking purposes (i.e. to apply for the 2020 NAfME National and/or the 2021 All-Eastern Division Honors Ensembles). Further information will be made available at as it becomes available.
We thank everyone for your patience and flexibility in this ever changing situation. We sincerely appreciate all you have done & continue to do for music education in the Commonwealth. May you continue to take care of yourself and all who surround you.
The PMEA State Board

Exhibitor Information

Further information for exhibitors can be found on the Exhibitor Information page.