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On Thursday, August 4, 2022 we anticipate hosting hundreds of educators from across Maryland and beyond for our Summer Virtual Conference. 

The conference will be held from 10am to 3pm, and is a virtual event hosted via Zoom.

We are 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.


Refresh, Rejuvenate, Retain: Practices for the Coming Year

What lessons have we learned from the pandemic that will propel us forward as we continue to recover? Hear from expert teachers on ways that we continue to recover, recruit, and retain students. Sessions will be aligned with the conference theme in the following content areas: Band, Chorus, Orchestra, General Music, and Emerging Practices.


​$20.00 - NAfME Collegiate member

$30.00 - Non-Member Collegiate (full-time undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students)

$45.00 - MMEA/NAfME Member

$100.00 - Non-Member 

All transactions are final and non-refundable. 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.


MMEA is dedicated to ensuring all those seeking resources have the access they need. As such, attendees may choose to “Pay What You Can” option or a recommended registration rate.​​

Conference Schedule

Click here for conference schedule

If you wish to purchase access to the session recordings, please email MMEA Staff at

CPD Credit

CPD Credit will not be available for this one-day event.


Please direct all questions to MMEA Staff at

Conference Sponsors

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Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS) envisions public education in Maryland that supports ALL students’ creativity through robust arts experiences so they can thrive. AEMS is committed to ensuring all students in Maryland have access to arts education by mobilizing power to communities through advocacy programs, professional and leadership programs, and resource building and sharing.

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Shepherd University School of Music offer three degrees: a Bachelor of Music (B. M.) in Performance with instrumental, vocal, piano, and jazz emphases, a Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.) with vocal and instrumental emphases, and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Music with concentrations in Composition and General Music.

Menchy Music Service

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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Westminster’s music education programs have a reputation for excellence and a long track record for successful job placement. We aim to develop teachers who are reflective, acknowledge the connections music has to the child’s world and who seek to promote an understanding of those connections in a social context.

​​Conference Committee

Dr. Brian Schneckenburger, MMEA President

Dr. Kathryn Evans, Towson University

Dr. Christopher Cicconi, MBDA President

Dr. Edryn Coleman, MCEA President

Dr. Ashleigh Cicconi, MGMTA President

Dr. Laura Hicken, MSMTE President

Amy Hairston, MMEA Advocacy Chair

Stephanie Mayer-Sattin, MMEA Private Schools Chair

Walter Harley, Tri-M Chair

Krystal Williams, MMEA State Large Ensemble Festival Chair

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