Performance Application

  1. Submissions must include completed performance application, high quality unedited recording of the ensemble (no more than two years old), programs from recent concerts, biography of the conductor and performing group, photos of the performing group & conductor, and two letters of recommendation. A current photograph of the group and a photos of the conductor(s) will be requested should the ensemble be selected to perform.
  2. Unedited recordings must include two varied selections of high-quality literature.
  3. Performing groups will be selected using the following guidelines: – Diversity of school demographics, geography, and age level – Quality and variety of music performed on recordings – Conference scheduling and planning
  4. Directors must be current members of NAfME/AMEA and register for the conference.
  5. Directors will be notified by July 31, 2019.
  6. Final decisions will rest with the Division Presidents.

Session Application

  1. Session proposals must be submitted by the individual who will be presenting the session as the primary clinician.
  2. All Alabama clinicians who are music educators must be members of NAfME/AMEA and must register for the conference in order to present a session.
  3. AMEA does not pay honoraria or expenses to its members.
  4. Individual requests for particular times cannot be granted. Submission of a proposal assumes acceptance of the scheduled times.
  5. If a session is accepted, the primary clinician will be responsible for informing all other participants of all the specifics relating to the session.

Lightning Round Application

  1. The lightning round session is a series of short, concentrated presentations about single topics.  
  2. The one-hour session will include five or six lightning presentations, each ten minutes or less. 
  3. Presenters are limited to one 10-minute presentation.
  4. Session proposals must be submitted by the individual who will be presenting the lightning round session.
  5. All Alabama clinicians who are music educators must be members of NAfME/AMEA and must register for the conference in order to present at the lightning round.
  6. AMEA does not pay honoraria or expenses to its members.
  7. Individual requests for particular times cannot be granted. Submission of a proposal assumes acceptance of the scheduled times.
  8. Applications will be accepted through October 1!

Lobby Group Performance Application

Teachers are encouraged to submit applications for small ensembles to perform in the lobby, in an informal setting, at the annual AMEA Professional Development Conference. Submissions EXTENDED DEADLINE TO NOVEMBER 1. Teachers will be notified by NOVEMBER 15.

  1. Applications must be submitted by a member in good standing of NAfME/AMEA.
  2. Lobby groups must use no amplification.
  3. Percussion ensembles and jazz bands will not be considered.
  4. Chairs and music stands will be provided. However, no other equipment will be provided. A piano will not be provided.
  5. Submission of an application assumes acceptance of the scheduled day and time.
  6. Individual requests for specific days or times cannot be granted.
  7. Lobby performances are not considered in lieu of stage performances. Larger ensembles (bands, choirs, orchestras, etc.) should apply to perform on the stage.
  8. Recommended lobby groups: small brass, woodwind, string, vocal, or guitar groups, such as trios, quartets, or quintets