2019 Conference – General Information

2019 Conference Registration

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Directors with All-State students must complete their conference registration by October 22, 2019.

Pre-registration (early bird registration) for all other LMEA members is available through November 1, 2019.

Conference Schedules

Click on the link below for the most up-to-date Conference Schedule:

Conference Schedule as of November 1, 2019

Thursday – Saturday Elementary and Choir sessions, concerts
Friday – Sunday Orchestra and Jazz sessions, concerts
Saturday – Monday Band sessions, concerts
Saturday – Monday
CNAfME Summit
Note:  CNAfME members are welcome at all sessions



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Hotel Information

The conference hotel is Crowne Plaza Executive Center, 4728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge. There is a block of rooms available at this hotel beginning Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. and available until November 1st (or until the block is filled).

Collegiate Call for Research

Graduate students, music educators, and other who have completed relative research are invited to submit a proposal to be included in the Research Poster Session at the LMEA Conference. The submission process must be completed (time-stamped) by midnight September 13, 2019.

College/University Exhibitors

Exhibits will be set up in the Atrium on Friday morning. Information will be available to All-State members and their parents throughout the conference.

Commercial Exhibitors

For companies interested in displaying at the LMEA Professional Development Conference, please select menu link for more information.

2019 Exhibit times:

Friday, November 22 11:00 am – 4:00 pm & 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Saturday, November 23 10:00 am – 2:45 pm & 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Sunday, November 24   9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday, November 25   9:00 am – Noon


Awards Presented At Conference

Four awards are presented each year at the Annual Professional Development Conference. If you would like to nominate someone, you must be an active member of LMEA and must complete the application process by the deadline. Click links for additional information.

  • LMEA Hall of FameThis award honors LMEA members, active, retired, or deceased, who have made a significant contribution to music education, LMEA, and are regarded as professional leaders in music education in Louisiana. Nominations for the Hall of Fame must be submitted to the Hall of Fame Committee by May 1, 2019.
  • Outstanding Young Music Educator.   One or more young music educators will be honored with this award. They must have completed at least one, but not more than five years of teaching, and meet the other criteria outlined in the nomination process. All nominations, including all required attachments, must be received by September 1, 2019.
  • 25 Year Service PinDirectors who have been active LMEA members for 25 years can choose to have an LMEA 25 Year Pin presented to them either before the All-State Band Concert or the All-State Choir Concert. You must complete the online 25 Year Pin Form by November 15, 2019.
  • Outstanding Administrator.  An outstanding school principal, assistant principal, superintendent, and/or assistant/associate superintendent who has demonstrated a commitment to high-quality arts education will be honored. The deadline for nominating someone is May 1, 2019.

Submitting a proposal to present a 2019 LMEA Conference Session:

Deadline for submitting a proposal to present a session at the 2019 LMEA Professional Development Conference was June 10, 2019.

Information about submitting a conference session proposal.

Online form for presenting a conference session