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Click here for the full updated Conference Schedule.

Times, locations, and sessions are subject to change.

This document will be updated as needed.

Pre-registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available the day of the conference.


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

Click here for Urbana Maps.

Schedule Overview

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 

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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.

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

MCEA Tenor-Bass Demonstration Chorus

This year, MCEA will return to offering the Tenor - Bass Demonstration Chorus. Registration is now closed.


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.  

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

Conference Exhibitors
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Baltimore Brass Company is a musical instrument repair and retail store located in Catonsville, MD.

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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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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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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.

The Band Shoppe is a local independent family owned music store with two locations located in Sykesville and Catonsville. The Band Shoppe proudly offer affordable top quality repairs & services, private lessons, rentals and new and used instruments for sale!

Menchey Music Service is Pennsylvania and Maryland’s largest family-owned school music dealer with 8 retail locations, affiliate locations, school representatives, and webstore; Menchey rents and sells band and orchestra instruments, guitars, keyboard products and print music and accessories. We also provide repair service, musical instruction, and weekly school service.

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Shenandoah University's world-renowned Shenandoah Conservatory offers intense, specialized, professional training in music, theatre, and dance. Students work with a faculty of active professionals as they develop artistically and intellectually to meet the challenges of a diverse and rapidly evolving arts market. Shenandoah Conservatory offers 28 degree programs at the baccalaureate, master's, artists diploma and doctoral levels, as well as four certificate programs, and produces more than 300 performances a year.

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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

Hal Leonard is the world's largest music publisher of everything from educational materials to popular hits.

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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.


MakeMusic is the company behind MakeMusic Cloud (SmartMusic) interactive learning software and Finale notation software.

Since 1974, Maryland-based Rovner Products has provided innovative, technologically superior, high-performance ligatures, mouthpieces, and woodwind accessories to players all over the world. Very special pricing on Dark and Versa-X Ligature Educator Sample packs is available only to attendees of this year's MMEA Conference.

From beginning band students to professional working musicians, the Western Maryland Music Center was founded on the idea that every lesson, concert, gig, rehearsal, and event are all equally important to the musician and our local arts community. The stores are dedicated to taking care of all of our local students and performers needs.