Music & Arts is on the road. Visit us at a Trade Show near you!

Music & Arts is on the road. Visit us at a Trade Show near you!

Music & Arts travels the nation to meet face-to-face and network with music educators and influencers in every state. Strong relationships are essential in the music business, whether equipping a band or orchestra, playing in an ensemble or teaching music to a child or a leading a group of professionals.

We love being around people who love music and love teaching. It is our passion to bring the latest and best to music teachers and their classrooms. Music & Arts boasts one of the largest product offerings in the world, expert and friendly service, a trusted repair team, the best-of-class rental program and a true commitment to music educators. Together, we strive to make music accessible to all.

What's Unique about the Music & Arts Exhibit Booth?

  • Great prizes and give-aways
  • Exclusive deals on instruments, sheet music and accessories
  • One-on-one tour of our products, brand and services
  • Special educator discount on your future purchases for the best deals in the industry
  • Previews of our unique proprietary line of instruments
  • Get on the INVITE LIST for sensational parties and product showcases throughout the year

2018 Event Schedule

NOV 11-14
Booth #700
Winston-Salem, NC
Make an appointment with: Erich Haas

Downtown Winston-Salem is the festive site for the North Carolina Music Educators Association Conference. More than 1,500 music educators, musicians, and parents enjoy educational sessions, clinics, concerts and more in the Benton Convention Center, Stevens Center and other venues around town. The NCMEA Conference trade show, with over 100 vendors, offers a look at the very latest products and services available to teachers and other music professionals.

The Music & Arts Repair Shop is at NCMEA! Emergency repairs will be provided at the Music & Arts booth #700, and our expert technicians will conduct a clinic on "Tips for Quick & Easy Instrument Repair" on Tuesday, November 14th from 8:00 AM and 8:50 AM at the Embassy Suites, Terrace 3. Attend this clinic and learn how to make minor repairs and adjustments to brass and woodwind instruments in the classroom and so much more!

NOV 16-18
Booth #906/908
Hot Springs, VA
Make an appointment with: Brian Rotz

The Virginia Music Educators Association provides leadership and professional development to ensure quality music education throughout the state of Virginia. Their annual professional development conference refreshes teaching skills and reviews the latest developments in music technology. The VMEA event is the perfect opportunity for peer networking and learning from some of the best. Musical performances conducted by fellow teachers highlight the bill.

DEC 20-23
Booth #437
Chicago, IL
Make an appointment with: Paul Bauer

The Midwest Clinic started in 1946 Chicago as 120 music directors met in a YWCA gym. Now, the four-day Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference, the largest music conference of its kind with more than 17,000 people attending from over 30 countries and all over the United States. The topics span from industry trends to better business practices and features exhibits, clinics, networking with music icons and more. Capping the event, Music & Arts hosts an annual Midwest Gala party, sponsored by the biggest B&O brands around, with world class live music at the Palmer House Hilton. Educators are invited to RSVP for the reception here.

JAN 10-13

The Florida Music Educators Association’s (FMEA) annual Professional Development Conference is one of the largest events in the country. With nearly 250 clinic sessions and concerts, the attendance at the Tampa Convention Center is more than 8,000 people each year. All-State ensembles, students and professional musicians performing with invited ensembles headline the many performances.

JAN 26-27
Booth #TBD
Anaheim, CA
Make an appointment with: Thomas Van Duzer

The Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association (SCSBOA) 2018 Conference features forums, education sessions, exhibitions, performances and more performances. The venues range from the Hyatt Regency Orange County to the very accessible Anaheim Convention Center. Improving teaching techniques and networking are just a couple of the many goals of the conference.

JAN 24-27
Booth #304/306
Peoria, IL
Make an appointment with: Paul Bauer

The Illinois Music Education Conference brings over 10,000 people to Peoria every year. This is the ILMEA’s premier event, gathering the music education community together for clinic sessions, networking and lots of music. It is designed to help fulfill the ILMEA mission to advocate for universal access to comprehensive music education.

JAN 24-27
Booth #A 4-6
Osage Beach, MO
Make an appointment with: Sean Scales

Over 75 years old, the Annual Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA) In-Service Workshop/Conference is held in Osage Beach/Tan-Tar-A and is always a fun and productive experience. Clinics led by nationally recognized clinicians, exhibits, outstanding ensembles and more fill the schedule each year. The goal is always to expand Missouri’s collective knowledge and passion to ensure music education for all students.

JAN 24-27
Booth #TBD
Colorado Springs, CO
Make an appointment with: Jason Giorgio

The Broadmoor hotel sets the tone for the Colorado Music Educator Annual Conference with great facilities and an academic environment. Public and private music educators gather to share, learn, and network with fellow professionals and musicians to advance the standards of teaching and performance among other goals.

JAN 25-27
Booth #208
Athens, GA
Make an appointment with: Ron Hart

The Georgia Music Educators Association represents the fifth largest group of music educators in the nation. They host the annual GMEA In-Service Conference with a full schedule of exhibits, education sessions and performances to delight Athens’ Classic Center crowds, all there to promote the advancement of music in Georgia.

JAN 26
Buffalo, IL
Make an appointment with: Derek Rice

The Erie County Music Educators Association hosts the Annual Western New York Conference Day for Music Educators at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center for teachers at every level. The ECMEA is a non-profit organization representing Erie County and Western New York. The Conference Day brings teachers and administrators together with professional musicians and education specialists along with industry experts in sessions. There’s a vendor exhibition area, concert hours, mini technology sessions, give-a-ways, a full lunch, and music provided proudly by the Buffalo Musicians’ Association – Local 92.

FEB 8-10
Booth #TBD
Cincinnati, OH
Make an appointment with: Paul Bauer

The Ohio Music Education Association hosts an annual Conference to promote and increase participation in music and to enable educators to best serve those students. The OHEA is the third largest of the 52 federated state affiliates of NAfME with member educators serving nearly 2 million students in high school and college.

FEB 15-17
Booth #TBD
Columbia, SC
Make an appointment with: Gary Blizzard

The South Carolina Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference is designed to drive awareness of music and education endeavors in South Carolina schools and communities. The SCME event features opportunities to collaborate with other arts organizations and agencies and to learn from and network with top educators and clinicians.

FEB 2-3
Booth #TBD
Mesa, AZ
Make an appointment with: Jason Giorgio

The Arizona Music Educators Association is a cooperative effort of music educators and their Professional Development Conference looks to the future and preparing educators for all that comes their way. Musicians, students, and parents will enjoy performances and exhibitions while educators will also attend clinic sessions and presentations. A great time is had by all while advancing AMEA’s goal of spreading music throughout Arizona and enabling teachers.

FEB 14-17
Booth #TBD
San Antonio, TX
Make an appointment with: Don Gardner

The Texas Music Educators Association annual four-day convention boasts 300+ workshops for band, orchestra, vocal, elementary, and college educators and students. TMEA Convention attendees are delighted and inspired by more than 100 performances by fine musicians from around the state. Over 1,000 booths by more than 500 companies spanning the music industry pack the tradeshow floor. It is the largest of its kind, with 26,000 people attending and nearly 10,000 registering for classes or clinics.

FEB 15-18
Booth #TBD
San Jose, CA
Make an appointment with: Thomas Van Duzer

The California Music Educators Association’s annual conference brings together one of the most diverse and geographically dispersed membership in the country for a valuable and engaging experience. Mentorship plays a big role as new educators and students gain invaluable insight and knowledge each year. Past CMEA conferences have employed interesting and engaging content like “Teaching Language Arts with Cowboy Songs” to enable teachers to better serve the music students of California.

FEB 15-18
Booth #TBD
Yakima, WA
Make an appointment with: Thomas VanDuzer

Washington Music Educators Association is hosting the 45th Annual State Conference. The focus at this year’s conference is "Music: Leading to the Heart in Education". The location of the conference is at Yakima Convention Center and surrounding venues, 10 N 8th Street Yakima, Washington. Headliners include: Patrick Sheridan, Band; Cantus, Choir; Rene Boyer and Thomas Borden, Elementary; Dijana Ihas, Orchestra. Special guests include: "Dr. Tim" Lautzenheiser; the US Navy Band; Rui Carvalho.

FEB 22-24
Wichita, KS
Make an appointment with: Sean Scales

Each year, KMEA hosts an In-Service Workshop at the Century II Convention Center in Wichita. At this important annual event, speakers, performers, and vendors gather together to represent the best of music education throughout the state.

FEB 22-24
East Brunswick, NJ
Make an appointment with: Brian Yatauro or Ken Martone

The mission of the New Jersey Music Educators Association is the advancement of music instruction in New Jersey’s educational institutions at all levels that provide in-service and enrichment opportunities for practicing and retired teachers and prospective music educators, as well as sponsoring various festivals and all-state performing groups for K-12 students.

FEB 25
New York, NY
Make an appointment with: Derek Rice

The New York Flute Fair is a full day of concerts, workshops, classes, lectures, reading sessions, and an annual competition. Industry and vendor booths line the exhibition hall. The featured themes are always entertaining, as are the guest artists and honorees. Jean-Pierre Rampal was the first to grace the stage at the first Flute Fair in 1994 and he has been followed by many other exceptional musicians like Paula Robison, Robert Aitken and Bonita Boyd. The Flute Fair is put on by the New York Flute Club. The NYFC provides the New York flute community with education, enrichment and competitions and also sponsors a series of monthly concerts featuring many of the world’s leading flutists.

MAR 1-3
Boston, MA
Make an appointment with: Joe Heffernan

The Massachusetts Music Educators Association Annual All-State Conference and Exhibition is held annually on the Boston waterfront. With the mission to support comprehensive, quality music education for all students, the MMEA stresses advocacy and professional development. The MMEA Conference serves more than 800 music educators and features more than 500 of Massachusetts' best student musicians performing throughout.

MAR 1-3
Boston, MA
Make an appointment with: Joe Heffernan

Maine’s All-State Conference for professional development is accompanied by the Maine All-State Festival, so the atmosphere is rich, and there is always music in the air. This educational experience and networking opportunity for Maine Music Educators Association (MMEA) members is designed to enable music educators at all levels to engage and inspire musicians at all levels.

MAR 2-4
Liverpool, NY
Make an appointment with: Derek Rice

The New York State Band Directors Association’s (NYSBDA) Winter Conference is designed to advance the standards of New York bands by providing platforms for the exchange of ideas, among other things. The experience is loaded with clinics, social gatherings, and great performances.

MAR 7-10
Booth #TBD
Altanta, GA
Make an appointment with: Brian Rotz

Join fellow musicians, teachers and vendors at American String Teachers Association the largest gathering for string professionals in the United States. 3 days of sessions, inspiring performances & network with the who’s who of the String Industry at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, in Atlanta, GA. With 200+ interactive sessions, there is something for everyone.

MAR 9-11
Booth #TBD
Baltimore, MD
Make an appointment with: Brian Rotz

One of the ways that Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) serves its many members is by hosting a two-day conference for professional development. Public and private educators from early childhood development to higher education come together to network and share while learning at clinics and attending beautiful performances. The ultimate goal is to advocate for the growth of music in schools and the preparation of educators.

APR 11-14
Booth #TBD
Nashville, TN
Make an appointment with: Wade Green

The mission of the Tennessee Music Education Association Conference is to promote the advancement of high quality music education for all. Its goal is to encourage and provide students with opportunities for high quality music experiences; actively promote and provide the best resources and opportunities for professional development; Provide opportunities for sharing and disseminating information, teaching strategies and resources; and become the leading advocate for music education at the local, regional and state level.

APR 11-14
Booth #TBD
Reno, NV
Make an appointment with: Jason Giorgio

The Nevada Music Educators Association holds its annual Professional Development in the most obvious and fun place—Las Vegas. The conference and the association are set up to promote music education for all students at a high level of teaching excellence. That's why the NMEA conference is so important. Member educators gain insights and experience from peers and expert clinicians amidst wonderful performances all around them.

APR 19-21
Booth #TBD
Concord, NH
Make an appointment with: Derek Rice

The New Hampshire Music Educators Association’s All-State Music Festival and Spring Conference is a networking and educational event right in the middle of the state’s biggest celebration of music. Impressive performances from New Hampshire’s brightest student and professional musicians highlight the festival while expert clinicians headline the NHMEA conference.

APR 19-21
Booth #TBD
Hartford, CT
Make an appointment with: Joe Heffernan

The Connecticut Music Educators Association Annual In-Service Conference goals are identical to the general mission of the CMEA, to offer programs and activities for professional educators to enhance the quality of music education for all children. Connecticut’s finest musicians will perform throughout this engaging educational event, providing the perfect interludes between clinics and networking sessions.

APR 19-21
Booth #TBD
Lancaster, PA
Make an appointment with: Brian Rotz

The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference is the annual networking and clinical event for over 4,500 members. The PMEA is dedicated to promoting the musical development of all Pennsylvanians, and the conference serves as a central event where educators can meet, share and learn while Pennsylvania’s best and most promising musicians perform.

MAY 17-18
Denton, TX
Make an appointment with: Henry Hart

The Texas Flute Society is organized to further the activities and education of flutists in North Central Texas; to sponsor concerts, link workshops, price clinics, masterclasses, and festivals at which members and guest artists can perform and disseminate information, and to direct our efforts toward cultural and educational values in and for the general community, striving for activities with a public interest wider than that of members and contributors.

JUN 7-9
Booth #TBD
Richmond, VA
Make an appointment with: Mike Damron

The Home Educator Association of Virginia Convention takes place at the Greater Richmond Convention Center fron June 7-9. It hosts thousands of convention attendees, exhibitors, speakers, and graduation participants and their families. The convention provides educational sessions, musical performance, tradeshow exhibits, and much more. Music & Arts participates at this convention on many level. It sponsors the graduation ceremony, offers an instrument petting zoo, and holds a booth in the exhibit hall.

JUN 17-20
Lake Ozark, MO
Make an appointment with: Sean Scales

The Missouri Bandmasters Association Summer Convention is a professional development event for Missouri band directors held at the Resort at Port Arrowhead during the middle of June each year. The MBA hosts a family-friendly event, offering childcare services and family activities. Visit the exhibits and eat some great food to some outstanding music in between valuable clinics.

The Music & Arts Repair Shop is at MBA! Emergency repairs will be provided at the Music & Arts booth, and our expert technicians will conduct a clinic on June 20th at 11:00 AM on "Tips for Quick & Easy Instrument Repair". Learn to make minor repairs and adjustments to brass and woodwind instruments in the classroom and so much more!

JUL 18-20
Denver, CO
Make an appointment with: Jason Giorgio

The Colorado Bandmasters Association Summer Convention brings the Educators and musicians from throughout the state of Colorado and immerses them in an environment of musical learning, sharing and appreciation. Outstanding clinics and performances highlight this great CBA event and networking opportunity.

JUL 26-28
Booth #4077
San Antonio, TX
Make an appointment with: Kyle Mathis

The Southwest Summer Music Exhibition hosts one of the largest state music director’s association conventions in the country. Over 6,500 attend clinics, concerts and network with peers, thought leaders and vendors at over 600 booths on the trade show floor. The convention is over 65 years old and serves the goal of the Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Orchestral Directors Association, and Texas Choral Directors Association to improve the quality of music education in Texas' elementary, middle and high schools, colleges, and universities.