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 Nebraska Music Education Association is searching for its next Executive Director. The Executive Director must exhibit organizational leadership skills with excellent oral and written communication skills. It is important that they relate to and build consensus with the board of directors and work to build relationships with membership and all other stakeholders. This person must manage both human and capital resources to achieve the organization’s goals, build and manage programs and have a passion for growing the organization to serve its current and future needs with a creative approach to problem solving.

Please see the attached job description for more details and application procedure. All applications received by the stated deadline will be given full consideration. Applications received after the deadline will be considered until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to Judy Bush, current NMEA Executive Director, at [email protected]

Executive Director Job Description

2022 NMEA Conference Session Application Now Open!

The application for submissions to present at the 2022 NMEA In-Service/Conference is now open through March 15 at 11:59 p.m., Central Time. Please read the form instructions carefully before submitting. Thank you for your interest in the NMEA 2022 Conference/In-Service Clinic!

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NAfME 2021 All-National Honor Ensembles Announced

NAfME has announced the students that have been selected to participate in the 2021 All-National Honor Ensembles, and these students will perform a national online concert during Music In Our Schools Month. Click the link below to read more information and to see the ensemble lists.

2021 All-National Honor Ensembles

2022 NAfME National Conference Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals: Submit your proposal now (below) for music research (SRME) and teacher education (SMTE), PreK-12, or music program leader sessions. Submission deadline: February 15.

The 2022 NAfME National Conference is the premier national event fostering and facilitating collaboration between music education practitioners, researchers, and program leaders across the spectrum of PreK-12 and higher education. The 2022 conference combines the best of three traditional signature NAfME events: the NAfME Biennial Music Research and Teacher Education Conference, the NAfME National PreK-12 Conference, and the NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles. 

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