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The Maryland Music Educators Association will host the Fall 2023 In-Service Conference at Long Reach High School in Columbia, Maryland on Friday, October 20, 2023.


Current, retired, and future educators from around the region are invited to attend. This conference is a great time to connect with colleagues from around the Maryland area. Attendees will learn applicable, pedagogy-based proven practices from fellow Marylanders and national clinicians.



Friday, October 20, 2023



Long Reach High School

6101 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia, MD 21045



7:45 AM - Registration & Exhibits Open

8:30 AM - Session 1

9:30 AM - Session 2

10:15 AM - Exhibit, Networking, & Concessions 

11:00 AM - Session 3

12:00 AM - Session 4 

12:45 PM - Conference Luncheon (optional)

2:00 PM - Day Complete



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The membership committee would like to invite everyone to an optional After Conference Social. 
Pub Dog of Columbia 
8865 Stanford Boulevard
Columbia, MD 21045


Hilton Garden Inn
8241 Snowden River Parkway
Columbia, Maryland, 21045


The Maryland Choral Educators Association (MCEA) is delighted to offer the Maryland High School Tenor/Bass Demonstration Chorus again this year. This is a valuable professional development opportunity for our educators and an outstanding experience for tenor and bass voices.  Please visit for full details.



MMEA will provide a certificate of attendance to attendees. CPD Credit will not be available for this one-day event.




Pre-registration is now closed. Registration will be available on-site the day of the conference.

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

The Early Bird Double Conference Registration Package for MMEA/NAfME Members is now closed. This package does not include the Fall In-Service Lunch or any hotel accommodations.

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. Please join/renew here.



$80 - Active Member

$50 - Introductory Active Member/New Educator (1st & 2nd Year Educators)

$35 - Retired Members

$20 - Collegiate/Student Members



$125 - Non-Member

$95 - Non-Member - New Educator (1st & 2nd Year Educators)

$50 - Non-Member - Retired

$35 - Non-Member - Student 


CONFERENCE LUNCH (optional) - Preorder ONLY by October 11, 2023

FREE - Introductory Active Member/New Educators & Retired Member Lunch Add-on

$15 - Conference Lunch Add-on


MMEA is hosting a conference lunch. This lunch is complimentary for first/second year or retired educators. All other attendees may choose to add-on lunch for $15 per person or bring their own lunch. Please note that lunch is available by pre-order only and must be purchased by the pre-registration deadline of October 11, 2023. 

Click here to view the lunch menu. 


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) or more conference registrations. Please contact MMEA staff at for more information. Invoicing is only available at Early Bird/Member/Non-Member pricing. “Recommended Registration Rate” is not available for invoicing. 

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.

*MMEA is dedicated to ensuring all MMEA/NAfME Members seeking resources have the access they need. As such, members may choose a “Recommended Registration Rate” option for this Fall In-Service.​​ This option is ONLY available to members for the Fall In-Service. The Add-on Lunch and the Annual Conference in February is not available at a “Recommended Registration Rate” option.



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.



Please direct all questions to the MMEA Team at


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 

2023 Fall In-Service Conference Partners
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Music & Arts supports music education as a trusted resource for band and orchestra instruments, accessories, print music, instrument repairs, individual and group lessons, and instrument rentals. The company provides ready-to-go educator solutions, quality and immediately available instruments, convenient rental options, and value-added resources to help build your music programs. Contact your Music & Arts Educational Representative or email for support today.

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