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NMEA Conference/In-Service Clinic

Each November NMEA provides professional development for music educators at its "Conference/In-Service Clinic."  The 2019 event will be held November 21-23 (Thursday - Saturday) in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Registration headquarters and Expo are at the Embassy Suites, 1040 P Street, with conference sessions across the street on UNL's main campus (Westbrook Music Building) and at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Map of Downtown Lincoln      Parking Map for Downtown Lincoln

2019 Hotel Offerings

To make a reservation at the Cornhusker Marriott, use this Reservation Link.    


the most current Schedules for each day of Conference, along with a student schedule, will be posted on this page. 


Register for Conference - Online Registration CLOSED November 16

         On-site Registration will be open Thursday, November 21 from 7:00 am-6:30 pm; Friday, November 22 from 7:00 am-3:30 pm; and Saturday, November 23 from 7:00-11:00 am.  Registration is located in the Chancellor Room at the Embassy Suites.  The on-site registration fee for Active members is $140.00. 

Tri-M Symposium Registration - CLOSED November 1st!

Collegiate Member Pre-Professional Symposium - CLOSED November 1st!

Conference/Clinic Registration Fees

$100  Active Members who register through November 1
$125  Active Members who register November 2 - 16
$140  Active Members who register On-Site (Nov. 21-23)

$  20  Active Introductory Member (first year member after being a collegiate member)
$  40  Guest who attends any portion of the Conference/Clinic/Expo (adult, non-music-educator)
$    0  Retired members
$  22  Collegiate members (September 1 through November 1 registration only)
$  30  Tri-M registrations (September 1 through November 1 registration only)

$  60  Children's Chorus Registration Fee (includes lunch and t-shirt)
          $  15  Children's Chorus Lunch for parents, teachers  
          $  10  Children's Chorus T-shirt for parents, teachers 

$  20  First Awards Banquet tickets purchased September 1 through November 1
          (Second/additional tickets are $35 each)
$  35  Award Banquet tickets purchased November 2-16

$  15  Children's Chorus Final Concert Ticket
$  25  All-State Final Concert Ticket for each concert
          (Jazz Band/Chorus is one concert; Orchestra/Band is one concert)


IMAGE CONSENT:  NMEA records video and takes photographs during the Conference to use in our publications and broadcasts, such as the Nebraska Music Educator magazine, the NMEA website, etc.  Submitting an application or registration requires consent to allow any images taken during the conference to be used by NMEA. 

RECORDINGS:  Video or audio recording of any session, rehearsal or performance is strictly prohibited unless it is NMEA authorized personnel.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  There will be no refund of conference registration fees, unless the refund request is due to a personal or family emergency (defined as death or illness of an immediate family member, or other similar circumstance). If the NMEA Board of Directors deems the request a legitimate emergency, the refund will consist of half the registration fee paid by the individual.

Future Conference Dates

2020 - Thursday-Saturday, November 19-21 
2021 - Wednesday-Friday, November 17-19 
2022 - Wednesday-Friday, November 16-18 
2023 - Thursday-Saturday, November 16-18 
2024 - Wednesday-Friday, November 20-22 
2025 - Thursday-Saturday, November 20-22

NMEA conference dates were chosen to take advantage of the availability of hotels and conference facilities. Please put the dates of the NMEA Conference on your school calendars and notify all necessary school officials; working several years ahead will help avoid conflicts with other school activities.  


The Call for Proposals for Conference Sessions for the 2019 Conference is now closed.

The Call for Performing Ensembles is now closed. 

Contact:  Evan Lee, President-Elect and Conference Chair