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 - $140

$102 to NAfME

$38 to NMEA

Open to individuals who are actively engaged in music education.
Retired Membership - $70

$51 to NAfME

$19 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 - $70

$51 to NAfME

$19 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 - $38

$31 to NAfME

$7 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 for high school, middle level, and elementary.
  • 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, joining a professional network that will help you succeed in the classroom and your career! NAfME also offers a wide variety of member benefits.


  • Advocacy resources to help you support and protect your music program
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access resources
  • Amplify, the online forum exclusively for NAfME members
  • Six outstanding NAfME periodicals, including the online archive of back issues
  • The opportunity to contribute content to the NAfME Blog
  • Present at the NAfME Biennial Research and Teacher Education Conference and other NAfME events
  • Access to a wide variety of live NAfME webinars, town halls, and chats throughout the year
  • Standards-based lesson plans and teaching guides in the NAfME online resource library
  • All recorded webinars in the NAfME Academy are free for NAfME members (formerly an additional subscription)
  • Leadership and collaboration opportunities through your state MEA and NAfME Societies and Councils
  • Free resources to advocate for your program and spotlight your students during March, Music In Our Schools Month®
  • The right to vote in NAfME elections
  • Recognition for your students through composition contests and honor society membership
  • Valuable insurance offerings created especially for educators
  • 25% discount on NAfME books co-published by Rowman & Littlefield Education
  • Special offers from NAfME corporate members
  • Copyright resources
  • All the benefits offered by your state music education association