2017 Biennial Eastern Division Conference

Managed by the New Jersey Music Educators Association

NAfME is the National Association for Music Education.

The Eastern Division Conference is held every two years and is hosted by a local state Music Education Association. The 2017 Conference will take place place from April 5-8, 2017 in Atlantic City, NJ.

All registration forms and other information for the conference will be found on this website, which is maintained by the New Jersey Music Educators Association for the 2017 Conference.

Please note that Conference regsitration refunds needed to be requested, in writing, by March 15th; refunds are not given if you cannot attend due to illness, family emergencies, etc.

All-Eastern Honors Concert Tickets

Updated March 18, 2017

March 17 was the deadline to pre-order Honors Concert Tickets online for $20. All online purchases will be held at the WILL CALL TABLE at the concerts. All tickets are general admission; there is no reserved seating. TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED.


Posted February 27, 2017

A Symposium on Responsiveness, Reach, Relevance, and Reconciliation in Music Education - Blending Research & Practice.

The Symposium will take place on Friday, April 7, 8:00-11:00AM in the Steel Pier Room. Moderated by NAfME Eastern Division President Scott Sheehan and Eastern Division Research Coordinator Dr. Linda Thornton, all are welcome and there is no charge to attend the symposium! However, please pre-register. Pre-registration will allow you access to the materials that will be referenced throughout the workshop.

Tri-M Pre-registration

Posted February 26, 2017

The 2017 Music Student Leadership Conference will take place on Friday, April 7, 2017; 9:00am-4:30pm, at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, NJ. This student conference is hosted by the Tri-M Music Honor Society, but is open to any music student grades 6-12!

Sessions and Performing Groups Schedule

Updated February 26, 2017

The schedule for the 2017 sessions and performing_groups is now posted.

Call for Presiders

Posted on January 25, 2017

The Atlantic City Conference is in need of presiders for the educational sessions. This simply involves introducing and later thanking those that conduct sessions.

February 28th is the deadline to sign up to be a presider.

Booking Your Stay in Atlantic City

Posted on October 16, 2016

Conference attendees: rooms in Atlantic City are very reasonable during the week, but can go up drastically on the weekend (Friday and Saturday). You will benefit greatly and receive the BEST POSSIBLE RATES when you book your room through this website.

Early-Bird Pre-Registration

Posted on October 11, 2016

Pre-Register now and save!

The deadline to pre-register by purchase order is February 1 February 21, 2017; by check is March 10, 2017; and online credit card pre-reg will remain open until April 3, 2017.

Attention Exhibitors!

Posted on September 11, 2016

Exhibitor Booth information for the 2017 Conference in Atlantic City is now available.

New exhibitors to New Jersey (this means you have never exhibited at an NJMEA Conference) will receive a 10% discount to the 2017 Conference! All Exhibitors from the NJMEA 2016 State Conference that placed a deposit with us at the end of the Conference last year will receive first preference for booth placement.

Eastern Division Recordings

Posted on March 8, 2016

Eastern Division Conference performance ensemble recordings are available on CD/DVD and on iTunes!

Browse CD/DVDs: 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007

Browse iTunes: 2015, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007