2024 Call for Proposals

This year, we are “Putting the Pieces Together” at the NCMEA Professional Development Conference! Yes, we are referring to putting actual pieces of music together for performance and to putting together the pedagogical building blocks we collect from experts and peers to use in the classroom. But most importantly, we are referring to every music educator’s contribution as a piece of the puzzle that makes our community complete! No matter who, what, or where we teach, we each have a unique fit that together creates a beautiful whole, and we look forward to celebrating all of the outstanding music educators in our state.

NCMEA invites session proposals to be submitted for consideration for the 2024 NCMEA Professional Development Conference in Winston-Salem, NC on November 9-12, 2024. Conference participants come from all educational levels and include K-12 students and teachers, pre-service collegiates, and higher education faculty in the fields of general music, band, chorus, jazz, orchestra, guitar, piano, popular music, and music technology.

We invite proposals that cultivate a vision of music education that is inclusive, collaborative, and expansive, keeping in mind the ideals set forth by NCMEA’s strategic framework:

  • Reflect diversity in our profession and represent the wide and changing spectrum of our population. This representation may include various cultures, abilities, economic backgrounds, and gender identities;
  • Develop leadership to advocate for music education in the classroom, in school programs, and in the community and represent current trends in education policy at the local, state, and federal level;
  • Provide opportunities for all students to create, perform, respond, and connect to various styles of music;
  • Enhance music teaching through combining effective and dynamic new practices with proven strategies.

The deadline for submission is March 1, 2024 at 11:59pm EST. Incomplete proposals will not be considered.

NCMEA Section Chairs will review and invite speakers/clinicians to present at Conference. All submitters will be notified of the status of their proposals in April 2024.

SUBMIT CONFERENCE PROPOSALS HERE