Maryland Music Educators Association Virtual Conference


NMEA has partnered with the Maryland MEA to host their 2021 Virtual Conference on July 13-15, 2021.

The associations are seeking proposals for 45-minute presentation sessions and 30-minute spoken research presentations to be presented at the July 2021 virtual event.

Building on successes from past virtual events, we anticipate hosting hundreds of educators from across the United States and beyond for professional learning. 

We are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive community in which participants and members of all backgrounds can access events, programs, services, and be treated fairly. Harassment, discrimination, prejudice, or bias in admission, employment, volunteering, or administration of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, ancestry, or military service will not be tolerated.

*Participating Associations include: Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC, and Wyoming.


Making Equity Actionable

How do we welcome all students and teachers as we seek to improve equitable access and representation in music education? Educators will learn strategies for opening doors to all students while evaluating the curricula we teach to ensure cultural relevance.

Sessions aligning with the conference theme should be targeted to one of the following content areas:

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • General Music
  • Emerging Practices
  • Higher Education


The deadline to submit session and research proposals is WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2021 AT 11:59 PM PT.
  • March 7 - Proposal submission window opens
  • March 31, 11:59 PM ET - Proposal submission window closes
  • April 2 - Proposal reviews begin
  • April 18 - Proposal reviews end
  • April 21 - Acceptance status notices sent
  • April 26 - Conference registration opens
  • July 13-15, 2021 - July Virtual Conference


Read the presentation outline guidelines and requirements.

  1. Create an account in the online submission platform, or sign in to an existing account. When creating an account, you will be asked to provide an email address and create a password. This email address will be used for communication regarding the status of the conference session proposal.  Note:  If your proposal has a co-presenter, only one person should fill out the session proposal.
  2. Complete all required sections of the online form.
  3. Click “Submit” to finalize your submission.

Upon successful submission of a proposal, an automated confirmation email will be sent to the email address associated with your account. Please forward this to any co-presenters and save a copy for your records.

After a proposal is submitted, the status will be "In Progress” through the review process. After the reviews are completed, the proposals will be marked “Accepted” or “Declined” and an automated status email will be sent to the email address associated with your account.

Submittable Help: Click here for a support article or contact [email protected] for all technical/navigation issues. 



Recommended registration rates* include access to the event and the session recording archives for one year. All registration fees are non-refundable unless the Maryland MEA Executive Board takes action to cancel the event.

  • $20 - NAfME Collegiate member
  • $30 - non-member collegiate
  • $45 - Maryland MEA member, no CPD credit
  • $60 - Maryland MEA member, w/ CPD credit
  • $60 - NAfME Member, not Maryland
  • $210 - non-member, no CPD credit (save $20 when you join/renew)
  • $225 - non-member, w/ CPD credit, Maryland MEA Only (save $20 when you join/renew)

*Maryland MEA is dedicated to ensuring all those seeking resources have the access they need. As such, applicants may choose a “pay what you can” option or a recommended registration rate.


Please direct all questions to the MMEA Office at [email protected]