COVID-19 Updates

All in-person TMEA meetings and events are suspended for the remainder of the school year. For the latest updates, go to the COVID-19 Updates page. The information on the COVID-19 webpage supersedes any standard program information presented on this website.


TMEA is an organization of over 11,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA comprises five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. TMEA leaders carefully monitor the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction.

What's New
It Starts With Music Production Video Released

Be inspired by the 2020 First General Session production "It Starts With Music," now available to watch and share!

COVID-19 Updates

Stay updated on TMEA business during this time of school closures. All emails to members will be linked from this page.

Remote Recruitment and Retention

TMEA members have offered their strategies for recruiting and retaining students since schools have closed. Offer your answers and check out the strategies others have shared. 

Online Music Learning Webinar

Great insight from a variety of perspectives in "Bridging the Gap: Teaching and Learning Music Online Webinar" hosted by the NAMM Foundation.

2021 Convention Clinic Session Proposals

Submit a clinic session proposal or music showcase application.
Submission deadline is June 1.

Region-Area Alignment for 2020-2022

TMEA Region and Area alignments for 2020-2022 as finalized by the Executive Board.
2020-2022 Area Apportionment:
6A Band  5A Band  LSC Vocal  SSC Vocal  Orchestra Allotments

TMEA Anthem: It All Begins With Music

Download the TMEA Anthem, premiered at the 2020 TMEA Second General Session.

It Starts With Music: Advocacy Videos

Share these inspirational stories about the power of music education, premiered during the 2020 TMEA First General Session.

100 Years of TMEA

Join us as we honor our past, celebrate our present, and look forward to our next 100 years.

Music Education in the Law

This article (PDF) will help you stay updated on what the law says about music education. Use the final page quick reference to communicate this with your colleagues and administrators.

Southwestern Musician Online

May 2020 issue of Southwestern Musician is now available.