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The Maryland Music Educators Association is excited to announce the 2022 Fall In-Service Conference! This conference will occur as a live in-person event on Friday, October 21, 2022 at Urbana High School, in Frederick County, Maryland.

MMEA is 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.

Building Up Basics

This conference will provide sessions starting from the basics, building up to concepts of advanced and mature musicianship, and everything in between. As we continue to explore teaching music in post-Covid spaces, we will take a moment to review and consider some possibilities in “Building Up Basics.”


Urbana High School

3471 Campus Drive

Ijamsville, MD 21754

Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals has ended.

Conference Schedule

7:30 AM - Registration & Exhibits Open

8:15 AM - Session 1 (choice of multiple sessions)

9:15 AM - Session 2  (choice of multiple sessions)

10:00 AM - Exhibit & Snack Time

10:45 AM - Session 3  (choice of multiple sessions)

11:45 AM - Session 4  (choice of multiple sessions)

12:30 PM - Conference Luncheon (optional)

2:00 PM - Day Complete

Full Schedule 

Sessions proposals are currently under review. Check back here at the end of September for a full schedule and detailed descriptions of all sessions. Updates will be shared via email and/or MMEA social media accounts. 


Pre-registration will remain open until Friday, October 14, 2022 at 12:00pm. MMEA is offering price points for collegiate, first/second year educators, active members, and retired members, as well as a non-member rate. 

All transactions are final and non-refundable unless MMEA Leadership cancels the event. In the event of cancellation, participants will have the opportunity to request a refund within 30 days of the cancellation. Credit card processing and platform fees will not be refunded under any circumstance.

Pre-Registration Fees*
$20.00 - MMEA and/or NAfME Collegiate (Student)
$50.00 - MMEA and/or NAfME Member First/Second Year Educators & NAfME Retired
$80.00 - MMEA and/or NAfME Member (Active)
$130.00 - Non-Member


Optional Add-On Lunch
$14.00 - Conference Lunch Ad- On (Pre-order by 10/14 only)
$0.00 - First/Second Year & Retired Educators Lunch Add-On (Pre-order by 10/14 only)

MMEA is hosting a conference lunch. This lunch will be complimentary for first/second year or retired educators. All other attendees may choose to add-on lunch for $14.00 per person or bring their own lunch. Please note that lunch is available by pre-order only and must be purchased by the pre-registration deadline of October 14, 2022. Click here to view the lunch menu.

On-Site Registration Fees*

Registration will be available the day of the conference at the following rates.

$30.00 - MMEA and/or NAfME Collegiate (Student)
$60.00 - MMEA and/or NAfME Member First/Second Year Educators & NAfME Retired
$95.00 - MMEA and/or NAfME Member (Active)
$145.00 - Non-Member

*MMEA is dedicated to ensuring all those seeking resources have the access they need. As such, attendees may choose a “Pay What You Can” option or a recommended registration rate.​​ Add-On Lunch is not available as a Pay What You Can option.

Conference Hotel
Conference Attendees can contact the Hampton Inn, Frederick for hotel accomodation for Thursday or Friday evening. 

Click here for the Hotel Block. 

The MMEA Hotel Block will close on Friday, September 30, 2022

Note - The group code is MC6 and the group name is MMEA Conference
When making your reservation, check your selected nights. The default is several nights' stay. Be sure to change your night selections to one (or more) nights depending on your needs/schedule. 

MCEA Tenor-Bass Demonstration Chorus

This year, MCEA will return to offering the Tenor/Bass Demonstration Chorus. Nomination/Registration is NOW open.


The Information was sent to Choral Educators via email. If information was not received, any public or private school choral educators can email to request the nomination information.  

Registration must be completed by 12:00 pm (noon)  on Friday, October 14, 2022.

Click here for more information. 


CPD Credit

CPD Credit will not be available for this one-day event. MMEA will provide a certificate of attendance to all who attend and complete a post conference survey. 


Covid-19 Vaccination And Masking Policy For MMEA In-Person Events

To ensure everyone's health and safety to the best of our abilities,  MMEA is requesting that all attendees be fully up to date with their vaccination against COVID-19 if they will be participating in in-person events. Attendees will not need to provide proof of vaccination but are asked to respectfully comply with this policy.


MMEA will continue to monitor and address the changing landscape of the Covid pandemic. Please note, MMEA and/or the hosting school system reserves the right to change this policy. Should masks be required, they must be at least a 2-layer mask. Well fitted KN-95 or N-95 masks are encouraged. 


Communication and Questions

Please direct all questions to the MMEA Team at

Sponsor, Sponsored Sessions, Exhibitor Packages

For sponsor information, click here.


Join us in-person for the 2022 Fall-Inservice Conference!

Conference Exhibitors
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Old Line Performing Arts is a youth fine arts non-profit located in Frederick, MD focused on providing high-quality marching arts education.

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Towson University’s music education program is recognized as one of the leading programs in Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region led by a nurturing yet rigorous faculty. Our program boasts a 100% placement rate of music education graduates over the last five years. Towson offers undergraduate Music Education degrees in Instrumental or Vocal/General as well as a Master of Science in Music Education. A combined degree in music education and performance is also available.


QuaverMusic is a comprehensive, fully-digital music curriculum! It is packed with engaging content that meets PreK–8th National Standards. Highly interactive technology and user-friendly navigation make teaching and learning easier. QuaverMusic is taught in over 18,000 schools, with four million students engaged in seriously fun education.

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The University of Maryland School of Music serves as an advocate for the art of music in American culture. In educating the next generation of artist-citizens, the School is fiercely dedicated to the highest standards of artistic and scholarly excellence; diversity in curriculum and programming; robust engagement with our region, nation, and world; entrepreneurial thinking and problem solving; and the creation of an inclusive, open, and welcoming community.

Conference Sponsors
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Whether you’re interested in vocal performance, instrumental music, teaching, managing or just improving your musical knowledge, FSU’s Music program has something for you! Offering a challenging Bachelor’s Degree and Minors that promote artistic, creative, and intellectual growth in all aspects of music. Students learn their art through classroom lessons and performances, and receive strong background in musical performance through participation in a broad variety of ensembles, and attendance of faculty, guest artist and student recitals.

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Peripole, Inc. is a company founded by music educators to serve the needs of music educators and the music community. Our instruments are not only great for the classroom but also used in Music Therapy, community musical activities and programs, and by individual musicians. Peripole is the exclusive dealer for Peripole® Halo® Recorders, Bergerault® Orff Instruments, Peripole® Percussion and the NEW Peripole® Classic™ Ukulele by Enya.