2019 Conference – General Information

November 21-25, 2019

Crowne Plaza Executive Center
4728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Submitting a proposal to present a 2019 LMEA Conference Session:

Deadline for submitting a proposal to present a session at the 2019 LMEA Professional Development Conference is June 10, 2019.

Information about submitting a conference session proposal.

Online form for presenting a conference session

Awards Presented At Conference

Four awards are presented each year at the Annual Professional Development Conference. If you would like to nominate someone, you must be an active member of LMEA and must complete the application process by the deadline. More information can be found under “Resources” -> “Awards” or by clicking the link above.

  • LMEA Hall of FameThis award honors LMEA members, active, retired, or deceased, who have made a significant contribution to music education, LMEA, and are regarded as professional leaders in music education in Louisiana. Nominations for the Hall of Fame must be submitted to the Hall of Fame Committee by May 1, 2019.
  • Outstanding Young Music Educator.   One or more young music educators will be honored with this award. They must have completed at least one, but not more than five years of teaching, and meet the other criteria outlined in the nomination process. All nominations, including all required attachments, must be received by September 1, 2019.
  • 25 Year Service PinDirectors who have been active LMEA members for 25 years can choose to have an LMEA 25 Year Pin presented to them either before the All-State Band Concert or the All-State Choir Concert. You must complete the online 25 Year Pin Form by November 15, 2019.
  • Outstanding Administrator.  An outstanding school principal, assistant principal, superintendent, and/or assistant/associate superintendent who has demonstrated a commitment to high-quality arts education will be honored. The deadline for nominating someone is May 1, 2019.

2019 Conference Registration

Information related to conference registration and all registration forms will be available after the May, 2019 LMEA Board of Directors meeting.

There are separate forms for the various types of registration. To register at the member price, you will need to login. If you need help with that process, click Help With Logging Into Your Account.

Registration Deadlines: There are two (2) deadlines. Directors of All-State students must complete their conference registration by October 21, 2019. Pre-registration for all other LMEA members is November 1, 2019. On-site registration is also available.

Conference Schedules

These will be uploaded approximately one month before conference or as soon as the schedule is finalized. However, to help with your planning, the following is a general schedule:

Thursday – Saturday Elementary and Choir sessions, concerts
Friday – Sunday Orchestra and Jazz sessions, concerts
Saturday – Monday Band sessions, concerts
Sunday – Monday
CNAfME Summit
Note:  CNAfME members are welcome at all sessions


LMEA Professional Development Conference MOBILE APP.

We are designing a new mobile app that will have the most up-to-date LMEA Conference Schedule and related information. Download Guidebook onto your phone before the conference. When you register, you’ll be able to scan the URL to download the conference information. This is included with all conference registrations.

Hotel Information

The conference hotel is Crowne Plaza Executive Center, 4728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge. There is a block of rooms available at this hotel beginning Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. and available until November 1st (or until the block is filled).

Collegiate Call for Research

Graduate students, music educators, and other who have completed relative research are invited to submit a proposal to be included in the Research Poster Session at the LMEA Conference. The submission process must be completed (time-stamped) by midnight September 13, 2019.

College/University Exhibitors

Exhibits will be set up in the Atrium on Friday morning. Information will be available to All-State members and their parents throughout the conference.

Commercial Exhibitors

For companies interested in displaying at the LMEA Professional Development Conference, please select menu link for more information.

Exhibit times:

Friday, November 22 11:00 am – 4:00 pm & 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Saturday, November 23 10:00 am – 2:45 pm & 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Sunday, November 24   9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday, November 25   9:00 am – Noon