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The 2023-2024 MMEA All-State Professional Development Conference

 

MMEA, the Massachusetts Music Educators Association, in affiliation with NAfME, the National Association for Music Education, is pleased to present our annual All-State Conference and Exhibition on March 21st - 22nd, 2024, at the DCU Convention Center in Worcester, MA.


The annual All-State Conference features as many as 100 sessions, several concert hours and spotlight concerts, exclusive exhibit hall receptions, and is attended by more than 700 music educators and nearly 500 of the state’s top student musicians performing band, orchestral, jazz, and choral works.

 

2023-2024 Registration Information

  • Register for the 2024 MMEA All-State Conference here.

  • Early registrations must be received by midnight on March 1st, 2024. After that date, regular registration fees apply.

  • On-Site Registration will be open at the conference each day.

 

If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact Tom Westmoreland, Assistant Conference Chair at DEIA@MassMEA.org

We appreciate your patience as we have been moving to the CVENT platform. We are excited about the improved registration, check-in process, mobile app, and communication capacity of CVENT and look forward to hosting you at the DCU Center in March!

Graduate Credit Registration
Gordon College would like to offer graduate credit (1 credit) for MMEA Conference attendees. Details about tuition, registration, and course requirements can be found here: http://www.gordon.edu/mmea.

Conference Registration Fees: 

  • NAfME Member Pre-Registration: $200

  • NAfME Non-Member Pre-Registration: $275

  • NAfME Member Regular Registration:  $235

  • NAfME Non-Member Regular Registration: $300 

  • NAfME Retiree Pre-Registration: $20 

  • NAfME Retiree Registration: $25

  • NAfME Collegiate Member Pre-Registration: $10

  • NAfME Collegiate Member Registration: $10 

  • NAFME Non-Member Collegiate Pre-Registration: $25

  • NAfME Non-Member Collegiate Regular Registration: $25

Registration is non-transferable and non-refundable. Consideration for a refund in the event of a family emergency must be appealed to the Executive Director.

DEIA & Conference Sessions 

Starting in the 2023-2024 school year, MMEA has adopted a new rubric for evaluating conference workshop session proposals.  This was a cross-functional collaboration between the MMEA DEIA Committee and the MMEA Conference Committee. 

Earning Professional Development Points at the Conference

The Massachusetts Music Educators Association is a registered professional development provider with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). We are excited to continue adding more value into your MMEA membership through providing professional development opportunities, such as the All-State Conference. In order to successfully receive PDPs from the All-State Conference, teachers must accumulate a minimum of 10 hours of sessions. If they participate in more than 10 hours of sessions, they will receive 1 additional PDP for each additional hour. They will need to submit a Google Form assignment for evaluation that will go live after the conference. If they participate in less than 10 hours of sessions, they will receive a certificate for "Professional Hours." Professional hours can be used to bundle with other professional development focusing on music that teachers attend in the future to make the 10-hour threshold required by DESE.

  • Observing the All-State ensemble rehearsals count towards professional development hours! Teachers may reflect on rehearsal observations.

  • The General Membership Meeting does not count for PDP's.

  • MMEA Professional Development Evaluators reserve the right to ask teachers to edit their submissions if reflections do not provide insights gained to improve practice and student learning outcomes.

  • MMEA Professional Development Evaluators will not keep copies of issued certificates. Teachers should make sure to download and print all certificates.

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