86th MMEA In-Service Workshop/Conference

“A Drop In The Bucket: The Ripple Effect Of Missouri Music Education”

January 22-27, 2024
Tan-Tar-A Conference Center

2024 Conference Information

Conference schedules


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

Visit the 2024 MMEA Conference App for up-to-date information regarding the upcoming conference.

The 2024 Conference App is now available online AND in your app store.
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MMEA is pleased to provide limited shuttle service to lake area hotels.

*Shuttle times may be adjusted as needed.


2024 Shuttle Schedules

Conference information


Pre-Conference (ONLINE) Registration
opens -September 15, 2023 

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

Online Registration is now closed.



oN-site Registration

January 22-26, 2024

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.




(Coming Soon)



General Information

Organizations wishing to schedule a business meeting, and/or reception, during the 2024 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 2024 MMEA  In-Service Conference/Workshop.

Request a Business Meeting

Deadline: October 1


Request a Reception

Deadline: November 1


Event Time Line


2023-2024 School Year

August 15 – Audition Window Opens

September 30 – Audition Window Closes

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

January 24 – Performance at 86th MMEA In-Service Workshop/Conference




Event Time Line


2023-2024 School Year

October 1 – Application Window Opens

November 1 – Application Window Closes 

*December 1, 2023 – Deadline for results to be posted to mmea.net

January 24 – Performance at 86th MMEA In-Service Workshop/Conference*




Event Time Line

2023-2024 School Year


September 25– Nomination Window Opens

October 15 – Nomination Window Closes

November 27– Results posted to the MMEA Website/emailed to participants.

January 26 – Performance at 85th MMEA In-Service Workshop/Conference




Time Line

2023-2024 School Year

*NOTE: All ensemble directors must be registered as an active member (NAfME/MO) for the 2024 Conference.

  • 2024 Online Registration opens September 15, 2023.
  • 2024 Online Registration closes December 15, 2023.

Information Form Deadlines

August 12 – 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 22-27 – Performances at the 86th MMEA In-Service Workshop/Conference




Exhibitor Time Line

September 15 – Online Applications Open

October 15 – Application Deadline

November 15– Exhibit Space Assignments Announced

January 5 – Payment Balance Due

January 5– Name Badge Information Deadline

January 23-24Elementary/K12 Exhibitors

January 24– Exhibitor Set-Up

January 27– Exhibits Close (11:00am)




Time Line


2023-2024 School Year

November 1– All Applications and Recommendations Due.

January 23 – Report to Tan-Tar-A Conference Center

January 22-27  – 86th MMEA In-Service Workshop/Conference




Visit the Exhibitors' Page for information regarding displaying at the 2024 MMEA Conference.
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