Celebrating Over 80 Years of Music Education

The Nebraska Music Education Association (NMEA) is a non-profit organization of music educators founded in 1937. To achieve the goals of our mission, we provide continuing education opportunities, recognition, scholarships and advocacy to our educators. For their students, we offer education, auditions, competitions and performance opportunities. All members and member students are eligible to attend the annual All-State and Conference/In-Service Clinic held in November each year.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, your contributions to NMEA support music education in the state and are considered charitable, tax deductible gifts.  Thank you for your support!

NMEA partnering with the Maryland Music Educators Association for 2021 July Virtual Conference

The Maryland Music Educators Association is hosting their 2021 Virtual Conference on July 13-15, and NMEA is partnering with them to provide extra professional development opportunities to our members. For every registration sold to someone with a Nebraska address, NMEA will receive the following amount:

  • In-state Collegiate member - $5 (25% of list price)
  • Collegiate non-members in state - $7.50 (25% of list price)
  • Full Active Member - $15 (25% of list price)
  • Non-member educators in state - $105 (50% of list price)

Conference registration will open on April 26, 2021. Take advantage of these professional development opportunities while supporting the NMEA!

NAfME Position and Guidance on Singing in Our Schools

The NAfME Council for Choral Education has released a statement advocating for continued in-person choral singing in K-12 school music programs. Click below to read the full statement and guidelines.

Read Statement

2020 NMEA DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access) Action Statement

On November 15, 2020, the NMEA board approved an Action Statement created by the DEIA committee. Click below to read the statement. 

Read Statement

Call for Performing Ensembles

The application for performing ensembles to perform at the 2021 NMEA Conference is now open and will close on May 22 at 11:59 p.m. Please fill out our Google form to submit your application. 

To facilitate the application process, please make sure you have the following information gathered before beginning:

  • Your NAfME number
  • Director(s) headshot
  • Bio (150 words or less)
  • High quality mp3s of your group performing. There should be three (3) selections of contrasting styles

Ensembles that performed at the 2019 conference or virtually at the 2020 conference are not eligible to perform in 2021.

NMEA is encouraging diversity in terms of types of ensembles and music performed.

Call for Performing Ensembles Form