NMEA Conference/In-Service Clinic

Each November NMEA provides professional development for music educators at its "Conference/In-Service Clinic." The 2021 event will be held November 17-19 (Wednesday - Friday) in Lincoln, Nebraska. Registration headquarters and Expo are at the Embassy Suites, 1040 P Street, with conference sessions across the street on UNL's main campus (Westbrook Music Building) and at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. The Cornhusker Marriott Hotel will also be used for sessions.


Registration fees for the 2021 NMEA Conference will be:

Early Bird (Sept. 1 - Oct 31) - $100  Early Bird (Sept. 1 - Oct 31) - $135 
Registration (Nov. 1 - 13) - $125  Registration (Nov. 1 - 13 )- $150 
Late & On-Site Registration (Nov. 14-19) - $140 Late & On-Site Registration (Nov. 14-19) - $175 
Introductory Registration - $25  

Collegiate Member - $35
(Collegiate registration includes a ticket to the Awards Dinner)

Member Sponsored Guest - $25  
Retired Member - Free  



Registration fees for exhibit booths for the 2021 NMEA Conference will be: 

  • 1st Exhibit Booth - $275
  • Additional Booths (up to 5) - $225 per booth
  • Extra Tables - $25 each
  • Electricity - $75

Exhibit registration is now open to the public and will close on September 1. Exhibitors will need to create a login on our website (if you don't have one already) in order to fill out the form. This ensures that we are able to capture you information in our database and send your invoice. Click the link below to register for a booth at the 2021 NMEA Conference!

Exhibit Registration Form


Please note: The conference schedule is subject to change.

View the Conference Schedule


IMAGE CONSENT:  NMEA records video and takes photographs during the Conference to use in our publications and broadcasts, such as the Nebraska Music Educator magazine, the NMEA website, etc.  Submitting an application or registration requires consent to allow any images taken during the conference to be used by NMEA. 

RECORDINGS:  Video or audio recording of any session, rehearsal or performance is strictly prohibited unless it is NMEA authorized personnel.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  There will be no refund of conference registration fees, unless the refund request is due to a personal or family emergency (defined as death or illness of an immediate family member, or other similar circumstance). If the NMEA Board of Directors deems the request a legitimate emergency, the refund will consist of half the registration fee paid by the individual.


  • 2022 - Wednesday-Friday, November 16-18
  • 2023 - Thursday-Saturday, November 16-18
  • 2024 - Wednesday-Friday, November 20-22
  • 2025 - Thursday-Saturday, November 20-22

NMEA conference dates were chosen to take advantage of the availability of hotels and conference facilities. Please put the dates of the NMEA Conference on your school calendars and notify all necessary school officials; working several years ahead will help avoid conflicts with other school activities.