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2022 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

November 17-19, 2022

Greater Richmond Convention Center

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Active Members (current teachers who are current NAfME members)

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT PRICE $90.00

after October 15th $120.00

Retirees, College Students, First-Year Teachers (current NAfME members)

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT PRICE $25.00

after October 15th $45.00

Non-Members (those without current active NAfME status)

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT PRICE $235.00

after October 15th $250.00

Non-Music Teacher spouses/guests that accompany a VMEA member to conference are welcome to

pick-up at Guest Badge at on-site registration.

Our registration portal allows payment via Credit Card or Check

Please remit Checks payable to VMEA to:

VMEA Treasurer

114 Powhatan Dr.

Williamsburg, VA 23188

Full refunds are available up to 30 days prior to event.

50% refunds are available up to 7 days prior to event.

No refunds available within 7 days or beyond event.

*To request refund, email Laurel Phillip at laphillip.vmea@gmail.com

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WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

  • Refreshes and enhances teaching skills.

  • Serves as an opportunity for quality professional development.

  • Provides information and training on the latest research and trends in music education.

  • Reviews the latest developments in music technology.

  • Affords networking opportunities with fellow music teachers from across the Commonwealth.

  • Provides clinics and workshops presented by master teachers and leaders from across the United States.

  • Provides opportunity to visit with music industry professionals and discuss the latest in curriculum materials for use in the classroom.

  • Presents outstanding performing groups conducted by fellow teachers.

  • Provides opportunity for meaningful and relevant recertification points.

  • Provides new thoughts and ideas to be used in the classroom immediately.

2022 VMEA Conference Schedule

Download the Conference Schedule in PDF Format Below

OR Scan to Get the 2022 VMEA Conference App!!

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INVITED PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLES

Choral Performances

St. Christopher's School 7th and 8th Grade Choir

Nick Brata, Director

West Springfield High School Madrigals

Dustin Brandt, Director

Briar Woods HS Falcon Singers

Nigel Tangredi, Director

Woodson Bella Voce

Amy Moir, Director

Southern Virginia University Chamber Singers

Kyle Bishop Nielsen, Director

Orchestra Performances

Rachel Carson Symphonic Orchestra

Devyn Wilcox-Grimes, Director

South County High School Chamber Orchestra

Marci Swift, Director

Fairfax High School Chamber Orchestra

Gerald Fowkes, Director

Old Dominion University Symphony Orchestra

Dr. Paul Sanho Kim, Director

Band Performances

Cooper Middle School Symphonic Band

Matthew Baker, Director

Lake Braddock Symphonic Band

Michael C Luley, Director

Grafton High School Wind Ensemble

Darren Kirsch, Director

James Madison University Wind Symphony Stephen P. Bolstad, Director

Shenandoah Conservatory Studio Big Band Matthew Niess, Director

Alexandria City High School Jazz Band "A"

Doug Rogers, Director

The United States Navy Band

Captain Kenneth C. Collins, Commanding Officer

EXHIBITOR
INFORMATION

The Exhibitor Space for the 2022 VMEA Professional Development Conference is SOLD OUT!!

Please contact Exhibits Business Manager, Justin Ratcliff, for additional information about joining us in 2023!! 

Sponsorships are still available for those interested. 

Richmond Information

The City of Richmond is excited to host our VMEA Annual Professional Development Conference.  

Explore the links below to make your experience in Richmond even more positive!!

QUESTIONS? CONTACT US.