IMEA seeks proposals for the 2016 IMEA Professional Development Conference

The Indiana Music Education Association is accepting proposals for it’s 2016 Professional Development Conference January 14-16, 2016 in Fort Wayne, IN.  Events will be held at the Grand Wayne Convention Center and nearby sites.

In 2015, IMEA  hosted approximately 900 music educators over three days of sessions, meetings and events.  IMEA seeks quality proposals in all areas of Music Education, including (but not limited to):  Jazz, Band, Choral, Orchestra, General Music (Primary and Secondary), Special Needs and General Interest.

Proposals will be vetted by a committee of music educators, with sessions determined by the end of April.  Performing Groups will be determined by the beginning of June.

To propose a session:

Conference Session Submissions

Conference Session submissions will be accepted through March 16, 2015.  All proposals should be submitted online.

Information needed for a Conference Session Submission includes:

  • Clinician background information
  • Proposed session title and abstract (may be edited later)
  • Sponsoring organization (if applicable)
  • Session needs — instruments, special equipment or a demo group
  • Date/Time constraints for the presentation (if applicable)
  • Any other pertinent information for the committee to consider

Please Click Here to access the online submission form.

Conference submissions will be compiled with decisions made in mid April 2015.

Performance Group Submissions

Performance Group submissions will be accepted through May 15, 2015.  All performance submissions should be submitted online.

Information needed for a Performance Group submission includes:

  • Clinician background information
  • Performance group information including general repertoire, recognition received, other pertinent information on previous performances
  • Sponsoring organization (if applicable)
  • Performance needs — instruments, special equipment, staging
  • Date/Time constraints for the performance (if applicable)
  • Three pieces performed within the last 12 months in an electronic format for online upload.

Please Click Here to access the online submission form.