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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 2018 event will be held November 14-16 (Wednesday - Friday) 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

2018 Hotel Offerings



Pre-Registration is now closed.  On-site registration will begin on Wednesday, November 14 at 12:45 pm at the Embassy Suites. 


Click here for At-A-Glance documents (check often for updates). (last posted 11-07-2018)


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. 

Video or audio recording of any session 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.

Conference/Clinic Registration Fees

$100  Active Members who register through November 1
$125  Active Members who register November 2 through 9 (on-site reg. only after Nov. 9)
$140  Active Members who register On-Site November 14-16

$  20  Active Introductory Member (first year member after being a collegiate member)
$  60  Guest who attends any portion of the Conference/Clinic/Expo
$  10  Retired members
$  22  Collegiate members (September 1 through November 1 registration only)
$  30  Tri-M registrations (September 1 through November 1 registration only)

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

$  15  First Award Banquet tickets purchased September 1 through November 1
          (Second tickets are $35)
$  35  Award Banquet tickets purchased November 2 through 9

$  15  Barbershop/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)



The Call for Proposals for Conference Sessions for the 2018 Conference closed March 1.

The Call for Performing Ensembles closed May 1.

Contact:  Evan Lee, President-Elect and Conference Chair


Future Conference Dates

2019 – Thursday-Saturday, November 21-23
2020 - Thursday-Saturday, November 19-21
2021 - Wednesday-Friday, November 17-19

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.