Advertising Information and Rates

The CMEA NEWS is the official journal of the Connecticut Music Educators Association. Published quarterly, the NEWS is distributed to the over 1300 members of CMEA, business supporters, and national leaders of NAfME, the National Association for Music Education. The latest issue of the CMEA NEWS is posted for the public at  and members are given access to archived issues. The Fall and Spring issues are printed and mailed to all CMEA/NAfME members and leaders, including collegiate members and business supporters.  The digital Winter and Summer issues are emailed to all CMEA/NAfME members in PDF format.

In addition to the quarterly journal, CMEA publishes annual conference and All-State concert program books which are distributed at the CMEA All-State Festival and in-Service Conference each spring. The In-Service Conference Program is distributed to attendees, advertisers, and exhibitors at the annual conference on April 4th – 6th, 2024 (CT Convention Center, Hartford). The All-State Concert Program is distributed at the annual All-State Concert, on April 6, 2024 (CT Convention Center Ballroom, Hartford) to parents, music teachers, guest conductors, high school student participants, business supporters, and sponsors.

Advertising Deadlines for the 2023-2024 school year:


Aug 15, 2023


Nov 1, 2023


Feb 1, 2024

Conference & All-State Programs
March 15, 2024


May 1, 2024

Ad Placement Ad Size Rate
Outside Back Cover *(full color only) 7 x 9 ½ $475.00
Inside Front Cover * (full color only) 7 x 9 ½ $425.00
Inside Back Cover * (full color only) 7 x 9 ½ $425.00
Full Page (bw) 7 x 9 ½ $300.00
2/3 Page Vertical (bw) 4 ½ x 9 ½ $265.00
2/3 Page Horizontal (bw) 7 x 6 ¼ $265.00
½ page Horizontal only (bw) 7 x 4 ¾ $235.00
1/3 page Vertical (bw) 2 3/8 x 9 ½ $185.00
1/3 page Horizontal (bw) 7 x 3 $185.00
¼ page Vertical (bw) 3 ½ x 4 ¾ $160.00
¼ page Horizontal (bw) 7 x 2 ¼ $160.00
*     Based on availability. Please contact the editor prior to your reservation at

Mechanical Specifications

Page size is 8.5” x 11” trimmed; two or three columns per page. Type page size is 7” x 9.5” length, and 2.25” column width (14 picas). Saddle stitched. Bleeds ads NOT accepted. Color and black and white photos accepted but will print in grayscale unless paying for color. Ads should be supplied as PDF files. Artwork may be emailed to the Executive Director at

Frequent Advertiser Discount

15% for placements in all 4 NEWS issues
10% for placements in 3 NEWS issues
Discount does not apply to the Conference or All State Programs
Total discount will be applied onto the final issue’s invoice.
(Ex: ¼ pg ad for 4 issues: Invoices 1, 2+3 billed at full = $155 each. Invoice #4 minus 15% per  4 issues =$31)

Other Advertising Opportunities

Informative articles featuring your organization are welcomed for publication in tandem with the purchase of a full-page ad.  Contact Julie Alberty, Executive Director – for article specifications.