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Unitiy in Music Education: Building Community One Note at a Time January 12-15, 2022 Tampa Convention Center

We can't wait to see you back in Tampa this January!

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 23 All-State Ensembles featuring Florida's top Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Guitar, Orff, and Popular Music 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 and family members of performing students.

We are watching the COVID-19 Delta Variant situation closely. FMEA is committed to the health and safety of our attendees and will make every effort to develop plans and policies to instill confidence in your ability to attend safely. See the Health Information page for details. 


Hotel Reservations

Hotels begin taking reservations at 9:00 a.m. Eastern on Saturday, September 25.  In order to keep registration fees low, it is important to stay only at an official FMEA hotel. This allows the hotels to provide us greatly reduced prices for the ballrooms we use for all-state rehearsals. See the All-State Rehearsal Locations to see which hotels your potential all-state students will be rehearsing in. 

If your preferred hotel is full, please try again in November when the all-state audition results are released and directors cancel room reservations they will no longer need.


Exhibitor Information

Please see the Exhibitor Information page for information about exhibiting at the 2022 FMEA Conference.


Important Dates (subject to change)

May 11, 2021
Deadline for Session Proposals and Performance Applications

May 31, 2021
Deadline for Product Showcase Applications

September 18, 2021
Pre-Registration Opens
Nominations open for Student Conference Experience and Tri-M Experience

September 25, 2021
Hotels begin taking reservations at 9:00 a.m.

November 13, 2021
Hotel Room Cancelation Deadline 5:00 p.m.

November 15, 2021
Hotels will charge your credit card a non-refundable deposit for the first night of each room

December 12, 2021
Pre-Registration closes at midnight. Payment must be postmarked on or before December 4 if you are paying by check. Pre-registration is by credit card only after December 5.

December 17, 2021
All school lodging checks are due, payable to the hotel where reservations were made for you and/or your students.

December 17, 2021
The final deadline for discounted hotel blocks. Unsold rooms in the FMEA blocks are released back to hotels.



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The FMEA Professional Development Conference and All-State Ensembles are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.