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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 NMEA Board of Directors has voted to cancel the 2020 November Conference/In-Service Clinic. The board has released the following letter clarifying the reasoning behind the cancellation and their intent for the future of the conference. Read more about it here: A Letter from the NMEA Board.


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

Conference/Clinic Registration Fees

Registration Fees for Professional Development:

  • $20 for members
  • $40 for non-members


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.   


Click here to enter the submission portal. 

The Call for Performing Ensembles has ended. Please check back in January for the 2021 conference deadlines. 

Contact: Clay Blackman, President-Elect and Conference Chair  


Click here to download the application form.

The Call for Poster Sessions has ended. Please check back in January for the 2021 conference deadlines.


The cost is $100 per exhibitor - more information to follow!