Capitol Concert Series

Each year, the NMEA coordinates the Capitol Concert Series as part of "Music In Our Schools Month®" (MIOSM). MIOSM is officially designated by NAfME to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children and to remind citizens that schools are where all children should have access to music. Ensembles across the state are selected to perform in the Rotunda of the State Capitol in Lincoln where State Senators, along with the public, are invited to attend.

This year's Capitol Concert Series is scheduled for March 20-23, 2023 in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building in Lincoln. 

The application to perform during this year's Capitol Concert Series is now open and will close on February 3, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. Click the link below to submit your application.

2023 Capitol Concert Series Application

Past Capitol Concert Series


Our 2022 Capitol Concert Series was held March 21-24, 2022. Performers included ensembles from Ashland-Greenwood Elementary, Northwest High School in Grand Island, Papillion LaVista High School, Elkhorn South High School, Malcolm High School, Cozad Community Schools, and Columbus High School.

Ashland-Greenwood Elementary Choir directed by Sharon Bebout

Pictured with Sen. Bruce Bostleman and Sen. Rob Clements

Northwest Orchestra from Northwest High School in Grand Island directed by Shawn Pfanstiel


Papillion La Vista Monarch Men directed by Tyler Buglewicz

Pictured with Sen. John Arch

Elkhorn South Concert Choir directed by Cal Cross and Molly Gonring


Malcolm High School Concert Band directed by Ryan Marsh

Pictured with Sen. Mike Hilgers

Cozad 8th Grade Choir directed by Stacie Blackmore

Pictured with Sen. Dan Hughes and Sen. Matt Williams

Columbus High School Concert Choir directed by Jacob Ritter

Pictured with Sen. Mike Moser