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The Maryland Music Educators Association will host the 2024 Annual State Conference at the Baltimore Convention Center and Morgan State University  on Friday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25, 2024. 

 

Current, retired, and future educators from around the region are invited to join us. Attendees will learn applicable, pedagogy-based proven practices from fellow Marylanders and national clinicians. This event occurs simultaneously with the rehearsals and concerts of the All State Senior Band, Senior Orchestra, Senior Mixed Chorus, and this year the return of the Senior Treble Chorus.  

 

DATE

Friday, February 23 - Sunday, February 25, 2024

 

LOCATIONS

Baltimore Convention Center (Friday & Saturday) 

1 W Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Baltimore Convention Center (bccenter.org)

 

Morgan State University, Murphy Center for the Arts (Sunday)

2201 Argonne Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218

Murphy Fine Arts Center (morgan.edu/mfac)

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

FRIDAY - Conference Day 1

8:00 AM Registration Opens/Research Poster Session/Coffee Hour 

9:00 AM Session 1

10:30 AM Session 2

11:30 AM Lunch  & Exhibits Open

12:45 PM Session 3

1:45 PM Exhibit & Networking 

2:30 PM Session 4

4:00 PM Session 5

5:00 PM Exhibit Happy Hour

 

SATURDAY - Conference Day 2

8:00 AM Registration Opens/Exhibits Open/Coffee Hour 

9:00 AM Session 1

10:00 AM Exhibit & Networking

10:45 AM Session 2

11:45 AM Lunch & Exhibits (Exhibits close at 1:00 PM)

1:00 PM Session 3

2:30 PM Session 4

4:00 PM Session 5

5:30 PM MMEA Awards for Excellence Presentation

 

SUNDAY - All State Concerts 

All State Senior concert tickets are included in the Full Conference registration package. Exact performance times and ticket information will be available at a later date.  All concerts will take place at Morgan State University.

  • All State Senior Band Concert

  • All State Senior Orchestra Concert

  • All State Senior Mixed Chorus Concert

  • All State Senior Treble Chorus Concert 

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE DETAILS

Check back for a full schedule, presenters, and detailed descriptions of all sessions. Updates will be shared via email and/or MMEA website and social media accounts. 

CONFERENCE HOTEL
Conference Room blocks will be arranged for attendees to utilize. Both hotels are connected to the Convention Center via walkway or bridge. We encourage our attendees to attend the full weekend. Make the most out of the experience and enjoy the city!  More information and links to room blocks coming soon. 
 

Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel

300 South Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, US

 

Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor

401 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, US

 

RESEARCH POSTER SESSION 

The Maryland Music Educators Association seeks Research Poster Submission for the 2024 Annual State Conference. This opportunity allows current researchers to present their projects to colleagues for review and comment. These will be presented during the morning of the first day of the conference. 

 

Click Here for information - Submission Window is November 1 to December 13, 2023.

 

MARYLAND 5TH/6TH GRADE DEMONSTRATION CHORUS

The Maryland Choral Educators Association (MCEA) is delighted to offer the Maryland 5th/6th Grade Treble Demonstration Chorus again this year. This is a valuable professional development opportunity for our educators and an outstanding experience for younger choral students.  Full information, including nomination forms will be available after the Fall In-Service Conference.

 

CPD CREDIT and CERTIFICATES

MMEA is currently in the application process with the Maryland State Department of Education to qualify for CPD Credits. More information to come soon. MMEA will provide a certificate of attendance to attendees.

 

REGISTRATION

All Conference Attendees are strongly encouraged to pre-register. 

 

Pre-registration will remain open until Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 12:00 pm (noon) ETS. 


MMEA is offering price points for active members, first/second year educators, retired members, Collegiate/Student Members as well as a non-member rate.

MMEA is also excited to offer an Early Bird Double Conference Registration Package for MMEA/NAfME Members. (Limited time only). This package will allow members to register for both the Fall-Inservice and the Annual State Conference for a discounted rate. This package does not include the Fall In-Service Lunch or any hotel accommodations. Please join/renew here.

Registration will be available the day of the conference. Active/New Educator registration prices will increase by $20.00 for on-site registration. Retired Educators and Collegiate/Student (members and non-members) prices will increase by $10.00 for On-site Registration.  

 

EARLY BIRD DOUBLE CONFERENCE PACKAGE

NAfME/MMEA Members Only - Limited Time Only 

Available until Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Early Bird Double Conference - Fall In-Service & Annual Conference (12% to 20% Discount)

$220 - Active Member 

$155 - Introductory Active Member/New Educator (1st & 2nd Year Educators)

$85 - Retired Members 

$50 - Collegiate/Student Members  

 

MMEA/NAfME MEMBER PRICING 

Pre-Registration - Annual Conference (Full) - Friday through Sunday

$165 - Active Member

$120 - Introductory Active Member/New Educator (1st & 2nd Year Educators)

$65 - Retired Members

$40 - Collegiate/Student Members

 

Pre-Registration - Annual Conference (Single Day) - Friday or Saturday

$95 - Active Member

$70 - Introductory Active Member/New Educator (1st & 2nd Year Educators)

$45 - Retired Members

$30 - Collegiate/Student Members

 

NON-MEMBER PRICING 

Pre-Registration - Annual Conference (Full) - Friday through Sunday

$235 - Non-Member

$170 - Non-Member - New Educator (1st & 2nd Year Educators)

$85 - Non-Member - Retired

$55 - Non-Member - Student 

 

Pre-Registration - Annual Conference (Single Day) - Friday or Saturday

$135 - Non-member

$100 - Non-Member/New Educator (1st & 2nd Year Educators)

$60 - Non-Member - Retired

$40 - Non-Member - Student

 

Registrations will be processed through Eventbrite. 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 circumstances. 

 

Invoicing - Districts, schools, or organizations can request invoicing for five (5) conference registrations or more. Please contact MMEA staff at mmeamarylandinfo@gmail.com for more information.

Late Fee Policy - Invoices not paid within 60 days will be assessed a late fee. Invoice totals of $100 or less will be assessed a late fee of $20.00. Invoices over $100 will be assessed a 20% late fee, not to exceed $500.

MEMBERSHIP NOTE 

Registration for membership pricing options will require members to enter their membership number and membership expiration date to process payment. Please join or renew here.

 

COMMUNICATION AND QUESTIONS

Please direct all questions to the MMEA Team at mmeamarylandinfo@gmail.com.

 

REGISTER TODAY!

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

Kellie Harvey, MMEA Conference Chair

Jennifer Kauffman,  MMEA President

Amy T. Hairston, MMEA President-Elect

Carrie Barrett, MMEA Recording Secretary 

Dr. Christopher Cicconi, MBDA President

Scott Engel, MBDA President-Elect

Toni Daniel, MCEA President

Charnice Frazier, MCEA President-Elect

Dana Shieh, MODA President

Stephanie Mayer-Sattin, MODA President-Elect

Dr. Ashleigh Cicconi, MGMTA President

Gabriel Gray, MGMTA President-Elect

Dr. Laura Hicken, MSMTE President

Dr. Kate Evans, MSMTE President-Elect

Anthony Conto, MMEA Executive Director 

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