PMEA Annual In-Service Conference

2021 PMEA Annual Conference – Important Update (8.3.20)

The PMEA Board has made the difficult decision to move the spring annual conference to a virtual setting. The decision has been made given the current climate and numerous accommodations that would need to be made for an in-person event (temperature checks for all attendees, fewer sessions spaced out with time for cleaning, smaller exhibit hall with no food/beverage or items distributed, etc.). Making this decision now will allow ample time to plan a virtual event with the same high caliber of professional development you’ve come to expect from the PMEA annual conferences.
PMEA will be in touch with individuals who submitted session proposals for the 2021 Conference, as well as presenters initially accepted to present at the 2020 annual conference, in the coming weeks. We will also touch base with the directors selected to have a group perform at the 2020 Conference. A call for performing groups for the 2021 Conference will not be held this year.

2021 PMEA Annual Conference Exhibitor Information


2021 Eastern Division Conference Update

The NAfME National Executive Board has approved the postponement of the 2021 Division Conference & All-Eastern Honors Ensembles for Hartford, CT, to now take place in April of 2025. (The 2023 Eastern Division Conference will be held in Rochester, NY.) Eastern Division leaders are now looking into virtual options for the 2021 event.

NOTICE OF IN-PERSON CANCELLATIONAmplify 2020 NAfME National Conference and All-National Honor Ensembles

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person combined Amplify 2020 NAfME PreK-12 National Conference, Music Research and Teacher Education Conference, and All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE), originally scheduled to take place November 4-8 in Orlando, FL. The health and safety of our members, students, and event participants was, and remains, our priority.

In light of this development, we look forward to sharing information regarding exciting upcoming virtual opportunities. The Music Research and Teacher Education Conference will be held virtually in the Spring of 2021, and details will be shared within the next two weeks. More information including new dates, schedules, and registration fees for other virtual events, including the All-National Honor Ensembles, will be announced in the weeks and months to come. Any attendee or organization who had already registered for the cancelled in-person events will be issued a refund. Selected session presenters may receive multiple emails regarding the changes in our event planning as NAfME attempts to alert all members to these changes.

NAfME commends the tremendous efforts our members are making to support music students across the country during this challenging time. We continue to provide online resources for our members and valued collaborators, and look forward to virtually convening and celebrating the importance of music education for all students.  

We will get through this – together!

Please send all questions regarding the NAfME PreK-12 National Conference and All-National Honor Ensembles event cancellation to Kristen Rencher at and questions regarding the NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education Conference event cancellation to Lynn Tuttle at