2019 Election

Nominees have been selected for this year's election; each candidate has prepared a short bio and responses to questions, which are posted below.

Voting is conducted electronically by logging onto NMEA's members-only section and accessing the ballot for candidates and issues.  Voting will cease on November 22 at 12:00 noon CST (Day 2 of the Conference/Clinic).  During open voting time, click on the ballot box below (with the "X" in it) to vote. You will only be able to access the ballot once.

Results will be announced at the awards banquet, Nov. 22.  


If you have forgotten your password, you can use the "Forgot Password" link and an email with a password reset email will be sent to you  If you need assistance logging in or for questions about the ballot or voting process, please contact NMEA's Executive Director.


Board Positions on the 2019 Ballot

President-Elect - Job Description
Director of Choral Affairs - Job Description
Director of Orchestral Affairs - Job Description

Clicking on "Job Description" after each position will give you an opportunity to learn about the responsibilities of this position. In addition to specific responsibilities, all board members must be prepared to serve as a nonprofit board leader. Click here to read the "Nonprofit Board Member Job Description."

Nominees for Election

Thank you to our 2019 Nominating Committee, under the direction of Nominating Chair Fred Ritter, for creating this year's slate of candidates. 

    Clay Blackman, Cross County Community School;
    Sarah Stratton, Omaha South High School

 Choral Affairs Director
    Lynn Hall, Heartland Community Schools
    Janelle Reetz,Bellevue West High School

Orchestral Affairs Director
    Brett Noser, Lincoln High School
    Rose Rydberg, Omaha Public Schools

Candidates were asked to share a short biography and to answer the following three questions:
What does Nebraska’s music education of the future look like? 
What specific strengths, skills, and ideas do you possess that will make you a better member of the board of directors?
3.    What do you feel NMEA leadership needs to do to strengthen music education, the profession, and our organization?

Click here for the candidate’s unedited biographies and responses to the questions.


Notice of Annual Membership Meeting

The 2019 Annual Membership Meeting will be Friday, November 22, 2019, from 7:00-7:45 AM, in Westbrook Music Building Room 114 on UNL's main campus. The meeting is included in your Conference registration.  The agenda currently includes Board Director reports and NMEA financial information, and other such business as may be brought forth.