Inspire. Connect. Shine.

75th All State In-Service Conference

March 31 – April 2, 2022

Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford

Music, while always inspiring and meaningful, has the power to bring people together as a community. Now, more than ever before, music has taken on the critical role of supporting the social and emotional well-being of students during these unprecedented times. The theme of the 2022 CMEA In-Service Conference, “Inspire. Connect. Shine.” focuses on the vital need for quality music education, in today’s rapidly changing and turbulent world. The 2022 CMEA In-Service Conference takes place in Hartford, Connecticut, one of America’s oldest and most historic cities, on the banks of the beautiful Connecticut River. Hartford is the place to be on March 31-April 2, 2022 for an incredible professional development experience!

Call for Showcase Ensembles

Are you looking for a performance opportunity for your talented ensemble? Applications are being accepted from CMEA members now through December 17, 2021 for school performing groups (choral, instrumental, alternative) representing elementary, middle, and high school levels for performance as a Showcase Ensemble at the 2022 CMEA Conference.   Details & Application

Latin Grammy Award Winner

Flor de Toloache

CMEA is very excited to announce that Flor de Toloache will join us in Hartford to inspire us by their keynote address, connect us through energizing sessions and make our spirits shine at the  Friday Evening Concert! We hope to see you there!

Latin GRAMMY Winners Flor de Toloache make New York City history as its’ First and Only All­-Women Mariachi Group. Founded in 2008, Flor de Toloache is lead by singers Mireya I. Ramos (founder) & Shae Fiol (founding member). Reminiscent of the early days of mariachi the group started as a trio, Harp, Violin and Vihuela. Today, Flor De Toloache’s members hail from diverse cultural backgrounds such as Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy and the United States. This defines their unique flavor and sound. The result of this cultural bouquet is an edgy, versatile and fresh take on traditional Mexican music. They coalesce as would a band of sisters, with a grace and vibrant beauty that casts a spell over their audiences not unlike the legendary Toloache flower still being used in Mexico as a love potion. While working to preserve centuries old traditions of Mariachi, their melange of the traditional and the modern pushes the boundaries of the genre and brings Mariachi music to new audiences.

Call for Session Proposals

Proposals accepted through July 28, 2020

NAfME members and NAfME Corporate Sponsor Member companies are invited to submit educational session proposals for the conference through July 28, 2020.

Further Details and Submission Form