2020 Conference
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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 2020 event will be held November 19-21 (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.  The Conhusker Marriott Hotel will also be used for sessions. 

Map of Downtown Lincoln      Parking Map for Downtown Lincoln

2020 Hotel Offerings 


Conference registration will be made available online, with fees payable with a major credit card only.

Conference/Clinic Registration Fees

Fees will be posted after the Board of Directors finalizes the 2020 Schedule of Fees.


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

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 2020 Conference is open January 2 through April 1, 2020. Click here to enter the submission portal. 

The Call for Performing Ensembles is open from March 1 through May 22, 2020. 

Contact: Clay Blackman, President-Elect and Conference Chair  

2020 EXPO

Information and booth reservation will be available mid-2020.