85th MMEA In-Service Workshop/Conference


Grow MO:  Telling Our Story and Influencing our Future 

January 25-28, 2023

Tan-Tar-A Conference Center

2023 Conference Information

Conference schedules


  • Performing Ensembles
  • Guest Artists
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Clinic Sessions
  • Business Meetings
  • Reading Sessions
  • Exhibitors
  • And More!

Visit the 2023 MMEA Conference App for up-to-date information regarding the upcoming conference.

eventmobi Conference Link

(Conference code – mmea2023)

MMEA is pleased to provide limited shuttle service to lake area hotels.

Please check back for tentative pick-up and departure times to and from area hotels and Tan-Tar-A.


Shuttle Schedules

Conference information


Pre-Conference (ONLINE) Registration
opens -September 15, 2022 – JANUARY 6, 2023

Pre-Conference (Online) registration will open on September 15, 2022, and will be available through January 6, 2023.

*Conference Pre-Registration is now closed


oN-site Registration

January 25-28, 2022

On-Site registration will be available throughout the conference.  
Registration will be located in the conference lobby.


NOTE:  MMEA Does Not Accept Purchase Orders










graduate credit opportunity

Graduate credit is available for conference attendees through Missouri State University.

Click below for more information.






General Information

Organizations wishing to schedule a business meeting, and/or reception, during the 2023 MMEA In-Service Workshop/Conference must complete the appropriate form/s, and be approved by the MMEA President. 

NOTE:  Any/All food and beverage intended to be served at the meeting must be ordered through Tan-Tar-A after the meeting and/or reception has been approved by the MMEA President.

*Preferences for the day, time, and location will be at the discretion of the MMEA President and will be based on availability. Attendees of the business meeting must be registered members or guests of MMEA and the 2023 MMEA  In-Service Conference/Workshop.


Request a Business Meeting

Deadline: September 15




Request a Reception

Deadline: November 1



Choose the form link below to nominate outstanding educators and administrators to be recognized at the 2023 MMEA Conference.

*Award Nominations are now closed.


MMEA Hall of Fame Award
Outstanding Educator Award
Outstanding Young Educator Award
Outstanding Music Administrator Award
Outstanding Administrator Award
25-Year Service Award
Outstanding Leadership Award
Outstanding Contributor Award


Event Time Line


2022-2023 School Year

August 15 – Audition Window Opens

September 30 – Audition Window Closes

November 1– Deadline for results to be posted at mmea.net

January 25 – Performance at 85th MMEA In-Service Workshop/Conference




Event Time Line

2022-2023 School Year


August 15 – Nomination Window Opens

October 1 – Nomination Window Closes

November 28– Results posted to the MMEA Website/emailed to participants.

January 27 – Performance at 85th MMEA In-Service Workshop/Conference


Nominations have Closed.



Time Line

2022-2023 School Year

*NOTE: All ensemble directors must be registered as an active member (NAfME/MO) for the 2023 Conference.

  • 2023 Online Registration opens September 15, 2022.
  • 2023 Online Registration closes January 6, 2023.

Information Form Deadlines

August 13 – Director’s Meeting (Tan-Tar-A )

September 15 – Concert Session Information Form

October 1 – Conductor/Ensemble Information

  • Biographical Information

  • Director Photo/s

  • Ensemble Photo

November 1– Conference Program Selections Information

December 1– Certificate of Performance & Performance Badge Requests

December 1– Ensemble Set-Up & Audio/Visual Information

January 25-28 – Performances at the 85th MMEA In-Service Workshop/Conference




Exhibitor Time Line


January 25 – 28 – Performance at 85th MMEA In-Service Workshop/Conference

September 15 – Online Applications Open

October 15 – Application Deadline

November 15– Exhibit Space Assignments Announced

January 3 – Payment Balance Due

January 3– Name Badge Information Deadline

January 25– Exhibitor Set-Up

January 28– Exhibits Close (12:00pm)




Time Line


2022-2023 School Year

November 1– All Applications and Recommendations Due.

January 25 – Report to Tan-Tar-A Conference Center

January 25-28   – 85th MMEA In-Service Workshop/Conference




Mark Your Calendar!