TMEA hosts the nation’s largest music educators convention at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in downtown San Antonio. In most recent years, the convention has drawn over 25,000 attendees. Through this annual convention, TMEA offers its members professional growth, inspiration, and motivation to help them deliver the best music education experience possible for the students of Texas.
The annual convention features over 200 workshops for Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College educators and more than 50 performances (from elementary through college and professional groups), including performances by TMEA Honor Orchestras and Honor Bands, middle school and high school ensembles selected through a multi-tiered audition process. The convention also showcases over 1,000 exhibit booths representing all facets of the music education industry. Over 25,000 people from Texas and beyond attend the clinics, concerts, research sessions and presentations by internationally-recognized educators.
The convention culminates on Saturday with the TMEA All-State Concerts sponsored by the Band, Orchestra, and Vocal Divisions.
Exhibit at the nation's largest and most prestigious gathering of its kind. Music educators, students, and parents take advantage of this single source for products to support them in their teaching and their progress as student musicians. The registration area is between the exhibit halls to ensure equal visibility.
Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College.