Membership and Benefits

You automatically become a member of the Nebraska Music Education Association (NMEA) when you join the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). All membership payments are handled through the NAfME website. Click the link below to join or renew today!

Join or renew your membership on the NAfME website!



Active Membership - $137

$102 to NAfME

$35 to NMEA

Open to individuals who are actively engaged in music education.
Retired Membership - $68.50

$51 to NAfME

$17.50 to NMEA

Open to former music educators who have retired from teaching or other music-related educational work, and who have been members of NMEA for at least ten consecutive years prior to seeking retired membership status.
Introductory Active Membership - $66

$51 to NAfME

$15 to NMEA

Open to individuals in their first year of full-time music teaching or other music-related education work who have been collegiate members during the preceding fiscal year.
Collegiate Membership - $37

$31 to NAfME

$6 to NMEA

Open to full-time music education students at an accredited Nebraska college or university who are not employed as full-time teachers.
Life Membership is also available to those who are eligible. Those interested in learning more can contact NAfME Member Services at member[email protected] or 800-336-3768.

*Rates listed are for 2023-2024.


NMEA membership includes the following benefits:

  • Advocacy
  • Opportunity for you and your students to participate in the Nebraska All-State Ensembles at all levels
  • Nebraska Music Educator magazine - Published three times annually
  • Discounted rates for professional development opportunities, including workshops and the Conference/In-service Clinic
  • Performance opportunities for your ensembles at Conference/In-Service and Capitol Concert Series
  • Leadership opportunities on the NMEA Board of Directors
  • Information services
  • Tri-M Music Honor Society for high school students
  • Statewide auditions (including audition materials) for All-State clinic groups of Band, Chorus, Orchestra and Jazz Band
  • NMEA's website which includes useful information and a calendar of activities
  • A dedicated, elected Board of Directors and staff working for YOU!


When you join NMEA you automatically join the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), as well. NAfME also offers a wide variety of member benefits.


  • Make your voice heard in local, state, and federal advocacy efforts
  • Access free NAfME resources
  • Spotlight music education with Music in Our Schools Month

Professional Development

  • Keep up-to-date on music standards, research and professional directions
  • Take advantage of discounts on NAfME books, plus free online teaching ideas and resources
  • Access online continuing professional development clock hours

For Your Students

Provide unmatched opportunities for your students through:

  • State, Division, and National Honor Ensembles
  • Prestigious composition contests
  • Tri-M Music Honor Society
  • NAfME Collegiate Advocacy Summit

Career and Community

  • Influence the direction of your profession
  • Find opportunities for leadership and advancement
  • Engage with your colleagues
  • Benefit from NAfME diversity, inclusion, access, and equity initiatives
  • Gain access to career resources
View NAfME benefits in more detail here!