Conference/Inservice

NMEA Conference/In-Service Clinic

Each November NMEA provides professional development for music educators at its "Conference/In-Service Clinic." The 2021 event will be held November 17-19 (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. The Cornhusker Marriott Hotel will also be used for sessions.

REGISTRATION

Early bird registration for the 2021 NMEA Conference is now open! Please use the link below to register for the conference.

2021 NMEA Conference Registration

Registration fees for the 2021 NMEA Conference will be:

MEMBERS NON-MEMBERS
Early Bird (Sept. 1 - Oct 31) - $100  Early Bird (Sept. 1 - Oct 31) - $135 
Registration (Nov. 1 - 13) - $125  Registration (Nov. 1 - 13 )- $150 
Late & On-Site Registration (Nov. 14-19) - $140 Late & On-Site Registration (Nov. 14-19) - $175 
Introductory Registration - $25  

Collegiate Member - $35
(Collegiate registration includes a ticket to the Awards Dinner)

 
Member Sponsored Guest - $25  
Retired Member - Free  

 

2021 EXHIBITS

Registration for the NMEA Conference exhibit hall is now closed. More information be coming to those who registered soon.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

Please note: The conference schedule is subject to change.

View the Conference Schedule

NMEA CONFERENCE & ALL-STATE COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

NMEA acknowledges and respects the diversity of situations existing in our state regarding COVID-19 protocols. Since the majority of our conference and all-state events will occur on UNL property and all events occur within the city of Lincoln, NMEA will follow UNL and Lancaster County guidelines for masking at the time of the conference. Currently Lancaster County has a mask mandate, meaning that the NMEA Conference and All-State would similarly require masking while indoors, including bell covers on wind instruments. This policy may change to reflect updated guidance from UNL and Lancaster County. Individuals who cannot wear a face covering because of a medical condition, mental health condition, religious reasoning, or a disability that prevents the wearing of a face covering may seek an approved face covering exemption individually by contacting the NMEA board through: [email protected] by November 1, 2021. We have provided links to both the City of Lincoln and UNL's COVID-19 response pages on our quick links menu for you to view the latest information.

CONFERENCE POLICIES

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

  • 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.