Convention Family & Visitor Information

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Convention Badges

TMEA offers a variety of badge types. Learn about all available badge types and convention attendance policies here and purchase onsite during convention registration hours.

Non-Music Educator Attendees

Available onsite only—Anyone who is not a musician or music educator can purchase visitor passes at the Visitor registration booth. No CPE credit will be given to individuals with visitor badges.

  • Adult Single-day: $95
  • Adult Multi-day: $170
Family Members of Registered Attendees

Available onsite—Paid attendees can purchase $15 Family Badges onsite at the Visitors Booth, after they have completed registration and obtained their own badge. For children 11 and under, family badges are free and available if the child is present at registration.

Family Members of Performers & All-State Students

Available onsite only—Family members of performing group members can attend their group’s concert without a badge. Entrance to the Exhibit Hall does, however, require the purchase of a Family/Visitor badge for $15 each, available at the Visitor registration booth (FREE for All-State student family members and for children 11 and under if the child is present at registration).

High School and Middle School Students

High school and middle school students can register beginning at 3 p.m. Friday at the Visitor booth and must present a school ID. Middle school students must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The HS/MS student registration fee is $15 per student. Family of students can purchase family badges (student must be present).

TFME Exception: Active members of a Texas Future Music Educators chapter register in advance and are allowed to pick up their badges onsite starting at 7:30 a.m., Friday morning.

Recordings and Photography

No personal recordings are allowed during any concert. Professional recordings are made and can be purchased at Please respect the experience of all attendees by silencing and putting away all devices and cameras during the musical performance.