2022 Annual Conference


We anticipate hosting hundreds of educators from across Maryland and beyond for the return on our in-person professional learning events. In the event we are unable to host this event in-person, the conference will shift to a virtual format.  


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.



Maryland Strong


Sessions focusing on classroom-tested approaches, philosophies, resources, and tools to help Maryland music teachers in the classroom. Come learn directly applicable, pedagogy-based tools for success. 


There will be sessions aligned with the theme in the following content areas:

  • Band

  • Chorus

  • Emerging Practices

  • General Music

  • Higher Education

  • Orchestra



  • September 20 - October 17 at 11:59pm (Proposals submission window)

  • October 18 - November 1 - Proposal reviews window

  • Acceptance status notices sent - To Be Determined

  • Launch conference registration - To Be Determined

  • Annual Inservice Conference - Date, location, and format To Be Determined


Conference Committee

  • MMEA President, Brian Schneckenburger, Committee Chair (Baltimore County)

  • MBDA President, Matthew Heist (Anne Arundel County)

  • MBDA President-Elect, Christopher Cicconi (Towson University)

  • MCEA President, Edryn Coleman (Howard County)

  • Choral Educator Representative, Michelle Rafter (Washington County)

  • MODA President-Elect, Dana Shieh (Prince George’s County)

  • MODA Conference Chair, Richard McCready (Howard County)

  • MGMTA President-Elect, Ashleigh Cicconi (Harford County)

  • MMEA Board Member-At-Large, Thomas Pierre (Prince George’s County)

  • MSMTE President, Louise Anderson (Salisbury University)

  • MSMTE President-Elect, Laura Hicken (Towson University)

  • Music Supervisors Representative, Micah Socks (Washington County)

  • MMEA DEI Co-Chair, Stephanie Prichard (University of Maryland)

  • MMEA Education Technology Chair, Krystal Williams (Prince George’s County)