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The Idaho Music Educators Association is a nonprofit educational organization of current and former music teachers and administrators across Idaho in public/private schools and universities and colleges, including private studio teachers and music educators living in retirement. IMEA is a state affiliate of NAfME, the National Association for Music Education, a 85,000 member organization representing music educators across the United States. Our goals include the advocacy of music with government, school boards & administrators, parents & society; betterment of conditions for teaching music to our students; recognition and opportunities for outstanding student musicians; exploration of better and alternative teaching materials and methods; and mutual support through meetings, conferences, and individual help. The Mission of IMEA is to promote and advance Music Education in all Idaho schools, to foster personal and professional growth of music educators, and to standardize and enhance musical opportunities for all students throughout the state.

Changes to IMEA All-State Housing Policy

On July 30, 2018, Kathy Stefani, IMEA President, issued an open letter to all IMEA Members regarding a change in the housing policy for future All-States. This letter can be accessed on the All-State Information Page.

All-State/In-service Conference

January 30-February 2, 2019 in Rexburg, Idaho.

The 2019 conference will be January 30-February 2, 2019 at BYU-Idaho in Rexburg. Here are some of the deadlines for that conference.

  • Session Proposals - are now being accepted. They will close September 15, 2018.
  • Performing Groups applications are now being accepted. Close October 15, 2018.
  • All-State Auditions - All-State auditions have closed. Registration pages are still active for payment of audition fees. Deadline for audition fees is October 15, 2018

2018 Recordings and Photos

NAfME NW Division Conference and Honor Groups

NAfME Northwest Division and WMEA Honor Group Auditions NAfME and WMEA Honor group auditions are under way. Information and instructions can be found at the above link.

NAfME Northwest Division Conference Registration, Information and hotel links will open at the same link on September 15. Pre-registration closes on January 22.

IMEA State Solo & Ensemble Competition

Congratulations to all who the 2018 State Solo & Ensemble Competition. Finalists and rankings have been posted on the State Solo & Ensemble page under the results tab.

The 2019 competition will be held at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho on May 3 & 4, 2019. This year we add Percussion Ensembles.

If you have any questions about the State Solo Competition, contact Eva Hale, the State Solo Chair.

Register Now for Modern Band Workshop for Idaho Teachers

Modern Band music programs teach the popular musical styles of the past 60 years, from rock and pop to Latin and Hip Hop, among other genres, with a heavy focus on improvisation, composition, and getting kids to play on day one. Modern Band complements existing programs such as jazz band, choral programs, marching band, and orchestral music.

Workshops will be held Saturday, January 12th, at Borah Elementary in Coeur d'Alene and Saturday, March 9th, at the ISU Fine Arts Building in Pocatello. CLICK for more information.

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