General Information

Q: When and where is the 2021 AMEA Professional Development Conference

January 21-23, 2021 (Thursday through Saturday) as a virtual conference.

Q: Who should attend the 2021 AMEA Professional Development Conference?

This conference is intended to fuel your passion and increase the volume of your music teaching knowledge! Band directors, choir directors, elementary educators, general music specialists, string music teachers, music program leaders, administrators, classroom educators,  collegiate students, college professors, and private studio teachers will benefit from over 10 pre-conference sessions, and 74 sessions, meetings, performances, and socials. All attendees will learn new skills and techniques that they can use immediately upon returning to the classroom whether online or in-person or both! We are balancing intensive learning with special events that will recharge your batteries during these unusual times!

Q: Why should I attend?

You will be virtually surrounded by attendees from across the state who share your passion for music education. We have also created a professional development line-up that is the best of the best of clinicians and specialists from all interest areas. If networking, learning, and being inspired are important to you – you cannot miss this! Note. We built several online social events into the schedule so there will be plenty of time to connect with friends and colleagues during the online conference!

Q: I have high school students interested in pursuing careers in music education.  Is there anything for them at the virtual conference?

Yes!  The FAME (Future Alabama Music Educator) program includes many important topics for students considering a career as a music educator. AMEA provides a $1000 scholarship opportunity to a FAME participant who plans to major in music education at an Alabama college or university. Learn more!

Registration Information

Q: What are the registration fees; are there any discounts?

All registration rates are listed on the registration pages. Save by pre-registering by January 15, 2021.  Don’t wait!   Retired members receive complimentary registration.

Q: What does my registration fee include?

Conference registration includes access to more than 90 Professional Development sessions and performances, General Sessions, Keynote,  conference exhibits, social events, and much more!

Q: Where and when is registration?

Everyone should pre-register on the registration page. Since this is a virtual conference, we are closing all registration on Tuesday, January 19 to ensure everyone has access. Before registering, take a moment to renew your membership with NAfME and AMEA.

Q: What is the registration cancellation/refund policy?

You can cancel your registration and receive a full refund up to 2 weeks prior to the conference.

 Q: Do I need to be a NAfME/AMEA member to register?

Yes, you’ll need to provide your NAfME membership number to register. Members may register a guest who is not a music educator.  Non-members may register for an additional fee.  Visit to join or renew.

Session Information

Q: What content is covered in the sessions? Who is presenting? When are the sessions?

The entire conference can be previewed today online! See our conference app.

Q: What materials should I bring?

Yourself and a thirst for knowledge! If special materials are needed for a session, that information will be provided in the session description in the conference program.

Q: What is the dress code for the meeting?

We want you to relax and be comfortable while participating online – so whatever you are comfortable in is what you should wear! (Within reason, of course)