Join us in Atlanta, GA, for the 2018 NAfME Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference—March 22-24, 2018. 

This biennial event provides a forum for music education researchers, music teacher educators, program leaders, music administrators, curriculum specialists, P-12 teachers, and graduate students in music education to encounter new, original, and high-quality research and pedagogical innovations that advance music education, thus shaping the future of the discipline and profession.

NAfME members attend the biennial Conference at a preferred rate.  

The biennial Conference is designed for higher education and research communities to share what they know and review the latest developments in music techniques and trends shaping the future of the profession.  The event attracts the highest quality of presenters on a wide variety of important current and emerging issues. 

If you have not yet done so, we welcome you to join and start enjoying all the member benefits of both the national organization and your NAfME State Music Education Association (MEA). 

The NAfME’s discounted room block at the Westin Peachtree is now closed.  You may contact the  Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel directly to determine availability at current hotel rates.  Reservations: 404-659-1400 or 800-937-8461. There are other nearby hotels such as the Hampton Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Residence Inn, Sheraton, and the Hyatt Regency.  Please Visit the Atlanta Visitor and Convention bureau website for additional hotel information.

Presenter Information:  All primary authors of submissions were notified via e-mail of proposal status (acceptance or rejection) on December 4, 2017.  All accepted presenters (primary and co-authors) should have registered online by January 5, 2018 as their confirmation to present.  Please note that if multiple authors are involved in an accepted proposal, co-authors who are attending the Conference must also register. It is the primary authors’ responsibility to share this information. 

(Session Presiders-Please see presider instructions by clicking here. )


** Please click here for access to the detail of all sessions starting on Thursday, March 22 and ending on Saturday, March 24.  (Quick Search Tip: Use the keyboard command “Control F” within the schedule to locate a session by title or author).  Mobile version of schedule is available at 


Need a meeting space?  Additional space during the event is available on a limited basis for university-affiliated receptions and non-conference meetings.  Download the 2018 Space Reservation Form and return to NAfME.  If you have questions regarding space rentals, please contact 703-860-4000, ext 238.