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Future Conference Dates:

January 13-16, 2021

January 12-15, 2022

January 11-14, 2023

January 10-13, 2024

January 8-11, 2025

FMEA is excited to announce that the FMEA Professional Development Conference will be reimagined into a virtual online experience for January 2021! This decision was based on many factors, with the health and well-being of our teachers, students, parents, exhibitors, and all other attendees being of the utmost importance.

We are committed to providing you the quality musical and professional development experience that you expect from the FMEA Conference, adapted into a flexible and easy to use online format you can experience in the comfort and safety of your own space.

Tentative Schedule:

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021
    • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Pre-Conference
    • 8:00 pm: President's Concert
  • Thursday, January 14, 2021
    • 5:00 pm: General Session
    • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm:  Several Tracks of Live Webinars and Virtual Exhibits
    • 9:00 pm: Virtual Happy Hour
  • Friday, January 15, 2021
    • 5:00 pm: General Session
    • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Several Tracks of Live Webinars and Virtual Exhibits
    • 9:00 pm: Virtual Happy Hour
  • Saturday, January 16, 2021
    • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm: Several Tracks of Live Webinars and Virtual Exhibits

PLUS: over 40 additional sessions available to watch any time on-demand, even after the conference.

Exhibitor Registration Now Available

One of the highlights of the annual FMEA conference is the large Exhibit Hall where attendees learn about all the great products and services offered by the companies that support music education. The Virtual Conference will be no exception. Visit our Virtual Exhibitor Information Page for all the details. 


Regarding All-State: The all-state and honors ensembles are an important part of the FMEA Conference, and the audition process is a valuable educational experience for all of our students. Auditions for the All-State Bands, Choruses, Orchestras, Guitar Ensemble, and the new Popular Music Collective will proceed as planned. Students accepted into these ensembles will be recognized for their achievement, and we are planning virtual opportunities to provide a musical and educational experience and to encourage lifelong involvement in music.

More information will be available within the next several weeks, including information about program offerings, dates, and costs, as well as all-state opportunities.



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.





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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 Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.