General Overview:

The Mission of the Virginia Music Educators Association is to provide leadership and professional development to ensure quality music education. Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to provide mutual helpfulness to its membership and to promote the advancement of music education through schools and other educational institutions. VMEA is an affiliated state unit of NAfME -- The National Association for Music Education.

Membership in the Virginia Music Educators Association is open to any individual engaged in or associated with the teaching of music, in schools or privately. Active membership dues for NAfME and VMEA are $123.00 per year. This includes subscriptions to VMEA Notes, Music Educators Journal and Teaching Music.





VMEA Home School Policy Statement:

Students that attend home schools may participate in VMEA events using the following guidelines for eligibility:

  1. Solo and ensemble – All students may participate in this event. Students from home schools without an instrumental or choral program may participate if they are registered by their principal through a director from a participating school.
  2. District Festival – Home schools with a band, orchestra, or choral program may participate in district festivals. All students must be regular performing members of that organization and the director must be a member of NAfME or pay the non-member fee.
  3. All District, Regional and all Virginia events – Only those students who participate in a home school band, orchestra, or choral program on a regular basis are eligible to audition for these events.

All other VMEA/VBODA/VCDA requirements for eligibility and participation apply for each stated event.