Celebrating 86 Years of Music Education

The Nebraska Music Education Association (NMEA) is a non-profit organization of music educators founded in 1937. To achieve the goals of our mission, we provide continuing education opportunities, recognition, scholarships and advocacy to our educators. For their students, we offer education, auditions, competitions and performance opportunities. All members and member students are eligible to attend the annual All-State and Conference/In-Service Clinic held in November each year.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, your contributions to NMEA support music education in the state and are considered charitable, tax deductible gifts.  Thank you for your support!

Register for the NMEA Summer Leadership Symposium Friday, June 9!

All NMEA members are invited to participate in our Summer Leadership Symposium on Friday, June 9 on the UNK Campus! This one-day event will ignite your innate leadership style and empower you with new perspectives, skills, and tools to activate within your classroom, school, and community with sessions led by Dr. Glenn Nierman and Kathy Ohlman. Accommodations are available through Holiday Inn Express or UNK Housing for June 8-9.

Registration and More Information

2022 All-State Student Participant List

The 2022 All-State Student Participant List is now available for out-of-state colleges and universities to purchase. The cost to purchase the list is $100.

PLEASE NOTE: Students who did not give us permission to share their information have been removed from the list.

Purchase the 2022 All-State List


2023 All-State Audition Materials Available

Audition materials for our 2023 All-State auditioned ensembles are now available! Click the links below to view the various audition materials and requirements.

2023 NMEA Call for Performing Ensembles

The application to submit your ensemble to perform at the 2023 NMEA Conference/In-Service Clinic is now open! Directors can submit their applications until the window closes on May 20, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. Learn more about the application requirements on our Conference/In-Service web page. Thank you for your interest in the NMEA 2023 Conference/In-Service Clinic!

Submit your Performing Ensemble