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You automatically become a member of Maryland Music Educators Association when you join the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

From local activities to national issues, MMEA and NAfME offer the combination of networking, professional development and resources you need as a music educator.

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To Join or Renew Membership please visit

July 2023 - June 2024 Dues By Membership Type

  • Active - $150 ($102 NAfME, $48 MMEA)

  • Introductory Active - $75 ($51 NAfME, $24 MMEA) Please note: The introductory active membership is available to those in their first year of full-time music teaching or other music related education work who have been collegiate members during the preceding membership year.  This level is only available for one year. 

  • Collegiate - $45 ($31 NAfME, $14 MMEA) A collegiate membership is available to those who are full time students in a college or university program and not currently teaching. 

  • Retired - $75 ($51 NafME, $24 MMEA)

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  • Advocacy – MMEA and NAfME work to advocate for music professionals by informing state and national legislators of the importance of an education that includes music. We work in collaboration with Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), the The Office of Fine Arts (, and state advocacy organizations such as Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS) and Maryland Citizens for the Arts (MCA).

  • MMEA Board Elections — Members only may vote in MMEA Board elections and be elected to a Board position.

  • Professional Development – Each year, MMEA hosts a Fall In-Service Conference in the summer and a three-day Annual Conference in late winter/early-mid spring which highlight national and local presenters.

  • NAfME Benefits - Members may also attend NAfME conferences and learning sessions. Registration for MMEA and NAfME events is discounted for MMEA/NAfME members. Members can also take advantage of savings on NAfME Academy.

  • Networking – Connect with MMEA colleagues through five component associations (MBDA, MCEA, MODA, MGTMA, MSMTE) representing specialized interest areas.

  • Quality Music Education – MMEA and NAfME helps provide quality music education for Maryland students through the development of National Standards and State Music Curriculum.

  • ResourcesMMEA/NAfME members receive the NAfME’s quarterly Music Educators Journal. MMEA maintains resources for educators, along with Repertoire Lists for festivals. MMEA/NAfME members also receive a discount on NAfME Resources.

  • Student Events and Leadership Opportunities – MMEA offers auditions for and sponsors seven (7) All State Ensembles featuring the finest student musicians in Maryland and the opportunity to work with nationally known conductors. Each Fall, an All Access Virtual Solo & Ensemble Festival is held, in which students and educators are encouraged to select repertoire that is representative of the student’s personal experiences and culture. Each Spring, the State Solo & Ensemble Festival and the State Large Ensemble Festival is held for student musicians across the state. MMEA supports young composers through the Young Composers Project.

  • New Professionals – An introductory/active membership is available to those in their first year of full-time music teaching or other music-related education work who have been collegiate members during the preceding membership year.  This level is available for one year.

  • Collegiate and Tri-M Activities – Student members have access to all professional resources and conferences at a reduced rate.

  • Retired Members – Retired teachers can receive all member benefits of MMEA/NAfME at discounted rates

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