Celebrating 85 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!

Auditions & Registration for All-State Ensembles Starting Soon!

Registrations and audition applications for all of our 2022 All-State Ensembles begin in August. Click the link for each ensemble to view their audition schedules in more detail.


All-State Orff Ensemble registration opens on NMEA website

All-State Middle Level Orchestra audition application opens on NMEA website

All-State Middle Level Chorus audition submission opens via Google Forms


All-State Band, Chorus, Jazz Band, and Orchestra registration for students opens via OpusEvents


Looking for 2022 NMEA Conference Details?

Head over to our Conference/In-Service page to see the latest updates on our upcoming conference happening in Lincoln on November 16-18, 2022. This year's theme is "A Brand New Day." Early bird registration begins September 1!

2022 NMEA Conference/In-Service

Time to Think Awards!

The applications for the following awards can be found on our website by clicking the links below. All applications are DUE OCTOBER 1.

Career Teacher Recognition

High School Music Participation Recognition

Music Educator of the Year

Young Music Educator of the Year

Outstanding School Administrator