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2023 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

November 16-18, 2023

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

2023 INVITED PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLES

Choral Performances

Katherine Johnson MS Bella Canzone

Kelly Harbison, Director

Deep Run HS Cantate

Amy El-Khouri, Director

Osbourn Park HS Madrigals

Dominick Izzo, Director

Caritas Nova

Kelli Pierson, Director

The Madison Singers of James Madison University

Dr. Jo-Ann van der Vat-Chromy, Director

Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble

Dr. Darden Purcell, Director

Orchestra Performances

Katherine Johnson MS Chamber Orchestra

Anna Sengstack, Director

Centreville HS Symphony 

Mark Taylor, Meredith Kohut,  Directors

Colgan HS Philharmonic Orchestra

Ben Bernstein, Director

Virginia Commonwealth University Symphony 

Daniel Myssyk, Director

Guitar Performances

J. Michael Lunsford Guitar Ensemble

Jared Eastridge, Director

Radford University Guitar Ensemble

Dr. Robert S. Trent,  Director

Band Performances

Brambleton Middle School Symphonic Band 

Martin Blount, Samantha Charriez, Colson Meeks, Directors

Shelburne Middle School Band

Charlie Nesmith, Jon Wilson, Directors

Langley HS Wind Symphony

Doug Martin, Director

James W. Robinson Symphonic Band

 Andrew E. Loft, Director

Thomas Jefferson HS Percussion Ensemble

Steve Ballard, Director

Chantilly Jazz

Christopher Reichers, Director

James Madison University Brass Band

Dr. Kevin Stees, Director

 

Liberty University Jazz Ensemble

Joseph Henson, Director

Virginia Wind Symphony

Captain Brian O. Walden, Director

Williamsburg Classic Swing Orchestra

Steve Turner, Director

Elementary Performances 

The Pines Sound Orff Ensemble

Mary Catherine Campbell, Director

Special Featured Guests

The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own"

The U.S. Army Choir

P.o.D.4 of the 380th Army Band

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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.

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.

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