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!


The 2021 All-State Ensembles have been selected and are available for DIRECTORS ONLY to view. You must log into the NMEA website in order to access the page. The selected participant lists will be available to the public at a later time. 

2021 All-State Selected Participants


Please read the attached letter from President Even Lee for an important update on the 2021 All-State Ensembles.

Letter to Membership regarding All-State 2021


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.

NFHS Tri-M Grant

For the third year in a row, the Tri-M Music Honor Society is partnering with the National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS) to raise awareness of the Tri-M program and recruit new chapters. NFHS is providing $1,000 in grants to sponsor 10 new Tri-M chapters during the 2021-2022 academic year. This grant opportunity is based on the impact a chapter will have on the students, school, and community. Other requirements include:

  1. Have a willing faculty member able to fulfill the duties of the Advisor role.
  2. Have never chartered a chapter, or not have had an active chapter in the past 10 years.
  3. Be in good standing with their NFHS state association.
  4. Plan to or currently participate in NFHS state music contests and/or programs.
  5. Plan for student leadership development.

Nominations will conclude on November 12, 2021. Click the link below for more information and to apply!

Apply for the NFHS Tri-M Grant

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

Calling all Elementary Teachers!

Do you teach K-12? K-5? If you teach the elementary grades, please take the time to fill out the following Google Form. I would love to create a list of elementary music teachers in the great state of Nebraska! As the Director of General Elementary Music Affairs, I would like to provide more workshopping opportunities outside of our November convention, so to start this endeavor, I need to know your names and contact information. Thank you so much!
- Emily Roemmich

Elementary Teacher Contact Google Form