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ARTISTRY: Teaching & Performing January 10-13, 2018 Tampa Convention Center

Future Conference Dates:

January 10-13, 2018

January 9-12, 2019

January 8-11, 2020

January 12-16, 2021

January 11-15, 2022

January 10-14, 2023

January 9-13, 2024

January 7-11, 2025


The FMEA Professional Development Conference is one of the largest music education professional development events in the United States. In addition to approximately 250 clinic sessions and concerts, it is host to 22 All-State Ensembles featuring Florida's top Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Guitar, and Elementary Orff students conducted by world-class conductors and teachers. It is attended by more than 10,000 people, including secondary music directors, elementary music teachers, music supervisors, college students, college music teachers, school administrators, K-12 students performing in the All-State ensembles, students and professional musicians performing with invited performing ensembles, exhibitors, and parents of performing students.

Session Proposals and Performing Ensemble Applications

Members of FMEA and nationwide members of NAfME are invited to submit Session Proposals or Ensemble Performance Applications before April 30, 2017. Exhibitors may submit commercial Product Showcase Sessions now through August 1, 2017.

Online Session Proposals and Performance Applications

Important Dates

(Subject to Change)

April 30: Deadline for Session Proposals and Performance Applications
August 1: Deadline for Product Showcase Applications
TBA: Hotels begin taking reservations at 9:00 a.m.
September 23: Pre-Registration Opens 
November 11: Hotel Room Cancellation Deadline 5:00p.m.
November 14: Hotels will charge your credit card for the first night of each room held.
December 8: Pre-Registration Closes at midnight.  Payment must be postmarked on or before December 5 if you are paying by check.  Pre-registration is by credit card only from December 6-9. 
December 9: You can enter students and chaperones on-line to make on-site registration easier, but you will need to stand in the ON-SITE registration line to print your badges and pay when you arrive at the conference.