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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

Idaho All-State/All-Northwest Honor Groups

The Deadline for submitting auditions for the 2015 Idaho All-State and All-Northwest Groups has come and gone. Students that are accepted in the All-NW Groups will be notified around November 11th. Students that are accepted in the Idaho All-State Groups will be notified around December 9th. 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.

2014 NAFME National In-Service Conference, Nashville, Tennesee, October 26-29, 2014

Here are the top 5 reasons why you should be there:

#1 - Interactive Sessions introducing fresh ideas for your classroom
#2 - Music educators from all over the country
#3 - Check out new products for your classroom
#4 - Professional Development Hours / Graduate Credits (up to 14 hours!)
#5 - Pre-Conference on Special Learners or the National Standards & Assessment

Need more reason? This year's conference will feature an opening keynote from musician Ben Folds, and will offer more than 100 practical sessions in 11 interest areas conducted by outstanding clinicians and music experts, to ensure you leave our conference feeling empowered and inspired!


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Latest IMEA Emails
 All-State/All-NW Auditions Due Thursday - 09/29/2014
   Teachers, Just a reminder that the All-State/All-NW auditions are due Thursday by 11:59pm. Everything must be uploaded by then. WARNING: Be sure to record and upload the All-NW audition materials. D...  read more...

 Patrick Sheridan at ISU in Pocatello this week - 09/24/2014
       Wanted to let area Music/Band Instructors know about our Guest Artist for Saturday's Idaho State-Civic Symphony concert.   He will be presenting two Master Classes, one at Centu...  read more...

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