This annual four-day convention is the largest of its kind in the nation. With over 26,000 attendees (including over 9,200 active music educators), you’ll experience unparalleled opportunities for professional development, inspiration, networking, and the best buys on anything the music industry has to offer.
Our expected 26,000+ attendees include music educators of kindergarten through college levels, college student members, high school students planning careers in music education, performers, exhibitors, family members, and other visitors.
No other music educators convention offers as many clinics and performances as we do to help you develop your craft as a music educator. Future music educators can begin connecting with other music educators and attend clinics designed to help them in their education and preparation for the profession. The best musicians in our state perform throughout the four days, and our auditioned All-State ensembles bring our incredible event to a memorable close with their Saturday concerts.
We can boast being the premier music educators convention, because we offer:
300+ workshops for band, orchestra, vocal, elementary, and college educators and students
more than 100 performances by the state's finest musicians, including 14 TMEA All-State ensembles
Shop two exhibit halls filled with over 1,200 booths offering products and services at the best possible prices. This hands-on comparison will help you determine what best fits your program’s needs. Get ready to shop till you drop!
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.
We connect YOU and YOUR customers!
26,000 of your customers will be there, including:
9,500 Music Teachers
3,700 Future Music Educators
1,600 All-State Musicians
2,900 Student Participants
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.
On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.