F A Q
[Frequently Asked Questions]
Q. I have students auditioning for All-State. Must I send in my in-service conference/clinic registration now?
A. No, however your NMEA/NAfME membership must be currently active. Registration may be completed anytime before the registration deadline (November 1). Registration may also be completed on site at the in-service conference/clinic – at a higher fee.
Q. My NAfME/NMEA membership expires this fall, before the dates of the in-service conference/clinic. Must I renew my membership at this time and include it with my application forms in order for my students to be eligible for All-State?
A. You must be a current NAfME/NMEA member for you or your students to participate in any All-State activities — auditions or the conference/clinic. Your membership must be active for the month of October to participate in All-State auditions and it must be active for the month of November to participate in the All-State ensembles and the conference/clinic. You should update your membership on the NAfME website. That is the only way to update memberships now. NMEA recommends that you update your membership as soon as possible (NAfME allows you to rejoin up to 6 months prior to your membership expiration date).