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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.

Upcoming Events

2015 IMEA All-State Honor Groups Now Posted

The 2015 IMEA All-State Honor Groups have now been posted. Directors, please download the Student Registration Packet. Included in the packet are forms for student registration and housing, medical information, the student contract, parent information, a CD/DVD order form, and waiver for the Kroc Center Fun Night climbing wall. For those of you with All-NW students, there is information on housing for Thursday night. Please be sure to read ALL of the information. If you have any questions the contact information is on the forms.

All-State Band Euphonium and Bass Clarinet Auditions Re-opened

We have re-opened the bass clarinet and euphonium auditions for the 2015 Idaho All State Band. All submissions must be emailed to Meghan Fay Olswanger at fayolswanger.meghan at no later than Friday, 12/19 at 5pm MST.

Due to the time constraint, we are asking students prepare:
Bass Clarinet:
1) Chromatic scale: Low E to C3 using tongued legato eighth notes ascending and slurred eighth notes descending. (Quarter note = 100)
2) Rubank Advanced Method for Clarinet Vol 1 - Page 12, Exercise 40 (Quarter note = 104)

1) Chromatic scale: Low F to Bb3 using tongued legato quarter notes ascending and descending. (Quarter note = 72)
​2) Rubank Advanced Method for Trombone/Baritone Vol 1 - Page 51, Exercise 8. (Quarter note = 132​) All-State rehearsals and housing will be in Coeur d'Alene, ID. Performances will be in Spokane, WA.

To have questions answered about the 2015 All-State or the 2016 Conference, click on the specific area here and you will be directed to their email:

NAfME NW-Division Conference February 12-15, 2015, Spokane, Washington.

      • All-Northwest Honor Group audition materials are now posted. Audition packets will be available starting September 1, with the deadline for submissions being early October.

IMEA State Solo Competition

The 2015 State Solo Competition will be held May 1-2, 2015 in Pocatello, Idaho. The Finalists and Rankings for 2014 have been posted.


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 2015 All-State Groups Are Posted! - 12/09/2014
   Teachers: The 2015 IMEA All-State groups have been posted. The direct page link is here:  There is a link on that page for the registrati...  read more...

 NAfME-NW Conference Registration Info - 12/09/2014
   Good morning, I hope your seasonal performances are all going well. This can be a busy time for music teachers! CONFERENCE PRE-REGISTRATION IS OPEN THROUGH JANUARY 12, 2015. If I sound like a b...  read more...

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