Frequently Asked Questions

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We know there will be many questions as we transition to a virtual event. If you have a concern that is not addressed on this page, please submit a question. Be sure to check back to this page for updates.

General

What’s changed?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 TMEA Clinic/Convention will be not be held in person. Instead, it will be a virtual event.

What hasn’t changed?
We will continue to feature the best music education clinics, inspiring performances, and fantastic rates on products and services from our partners in the music industry.

When will the convention be held?
The virtual convention will be in February. We have not finalized the specific dates or schedule but expect to announce that soon.

Why did you make the decision so early?
It would be wonderful if we could wait until much closer to the event to decide, hoping that time would offer greater clarity. However, given the complexities of our event (attended by 30,000+), the contracts involved, and the domino effect our decision will have on thousands of volunteers, presenters, and performers, delaying the decision further was simply impossible.

What if a treatment or vaccine becomes available?
Unfortunately the decision to go virtual can’t be reversed even if a viable treatment or vaccine becomes available. Among other reasons, we must release contracted space in hotels and the convention center.

All-State

What about All-State performances?
While no decisions have been made, the Executive Board is exploring solutions to allow All-State students to have a performance experience. As soon as we have more to communicate, we will email all TMEA members.