2021 July Virtual Conference


NMEA has partnered with the Maryland MEA to host their 2021 Virtual Conference on July 13-15, 2021.

Building on successes from past virtual events, we anticipate hosting hundreds of educators from across the United States and beyond for professional learning. 

We are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive community in which participants and members of all backgrounds can access events, programs, services, and be treated fairly. Harassment, discrimination, prejudice, or bias in admission, employment, volunteering, or administration of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, ancestry, or military service will not be tolerated.

*Participating Associations include: Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC, and Wyoming.


Making Equity Actionable

How do we welcome all students and teachers as we seek to improve equitable access and representation in music education? Educators will learn strategies for opening doors to all students while evaluating the curricula we teach to ensure cultural relevance.

Sessions aligning with the conference theme should be targeted to one of the following content areas:

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • General Music
  • Emerging Practices
  • Higher Education


The deadline to submit session and research proposals is WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2021 AT 11:59 PM PT.
  • March 7 - Proposal submission window opens
  • March 31, 11:59 PM ET - Proposal submission window closes
  • April 2 - Proposal reviews begin
  • April 18 - Proposal reviews end
  • April 21 - Acceptance status notices sent
  • April 26 - Conference registration opens
  • July 13-15, 2021 - July Virtual Conference


Registration for the Maryland Music Educators July Virtual Conference is now open! Click here to register. Take advantage of these professional development opportunities while supporting the NMEA!

Recommended registration rates* include access to the event and the session recording archives for one year. All registration fees are non-refundable unless the Maryland MEA Executive Board takes action to cancel the event.

  • $20 - NAfME Collegiate member
  • $30 - non-member collegiate
  • $45 - Maryland MEA member, no CPD credit
  • $60 - Maryland MEA member, w/ CPD credit
  • $60 - NAfME Member, not Maryland
  • $210 - non-member, no CPD credit (save $20 when you join/renew)
  • $225 - non-member, w/ CPD credit, Maryland MEA Only (save $20 when you join/renew)

*Maryland MEA is dedicated to ensuring all those seeking resources have the access they need. As such, applicants may choose a “pay what you can” option or a recommended registration rate.


Please direct all questions to the MMEA Office at [email protected]