2025 Conference Session Proposals

2025 LMEA Professional Development Conference

January 16-19, 2025
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
Two Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70130

We are moving our Professional Development Conference and All-State Events to a much larger venue where we can all meet together!

“The new LMEA Conference is being reimagined from the ground up to make a better experience for everyone — students, teachers, administrators, and exhibitors!”     Lee Hicks, LMEA President-Elect

Clinic Session

With the larger conference space at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, we are able to offer Professional Development Sessions in all divisions on the same days. This will increase the variety of pertinent sessions on each day, affording our attendees a greater selection.

Scheduling.  If a proposal is accepted, it will be scheduled on either Friday and Saturday, January 17-18, 2025.

Reimbursement.  LMEA does not reimburse expenses incurred by any presenter.

Conference Registration.  All presenters must register for the conference prior to the registration deadline.

Session Suggestions

Based on our post-conference survey, our attendees have submitted topic ideas for future sessions including:

  • Instrumental, Strings, and Vocal Technique (individuals and ensembles)
  • All Things Elementary Music
  • Sight-Reading Strategies
  • Assessment Tips (performance and sight-reading)
  • Marching Band
  • Non-Traditional Ensembles (Cajun Zydeco, Gospel Choir, Brass Band, Modern Band, etc.)
  • Program Building
  • Tips from Current Teachers and Directors
  • Student Leadership
  • All Things Technology
  • Advocacy
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI)
  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

Deadline for Submitting Clinic Session Proposal/Application

The deadline for submitting a proposal is July 10, 2024. Tentative decisions will be made by July 31, 2024. Those who have submitted proposals will be notified by email after this date as to which proposals are selected.

Session Abstract, Presenter Bio and Head shot

A session abstract or description, the presenter’s bio, and the presenter’s head shot must be submitted as part of the clinic session application. If there are multiple presenters for a specific session, a bio and head shot must be submitted for each person. If a proposed clinic session is selected, these will be included in LMEA’s conference magazine and on the LMEA website.

2025 Clinic Session Application – deadline July 10, 2024

2025 Collegiate Summit Session Information
2025 Collegiate Summit Clinic Session Application – deadline July 10, 2024

2025 Research Poster Session Information
2025 Submit Proposal for the Research Poster Session – deadline October 18, 2024