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March 29, 2021  

Dear PMEA colleagues and PCMEA members: 
Welcome to the special conference edition of For the Good of the Order brought to you by the PMEA State Council for Teacher Training, Recruitment, and Retention
(Council TTRR), supporting “the life cycle of a music educator.”

We are proud to announce details of the following events below:
  • PMEA CRESCENDO Virtual Conference for Students
  • RENEWAL - PMEA Annual (Virtual) Conference
  • NAfME Eastern Division Virtual Conference
For future e-bulletins, you are encouraged to share any news, ideas or proposals, organizational solutions, and policy or procedural reminders "for the good of the order." Please send your submissions to  

Applications are due by April 7, 2021
Invite members from your school to participate in PMEA’s inaugural “virtual conference for students” to be held on Saturday, April 17, 2021

The anticipation is growing… Have you seen the website or the “movie trailer”
During the week of PMEA's Annual (Virtual) Conference, April 14-17, 2021, numerous events are already planned for PMEA and NAfME members, Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Education Association chapters, Future Music Educators Honors Symposium, TRI-M, PMEA All-State participants, and exhibitors and corporate sponsors! But, CRESCENDO is for all the rest – Pennsylvania music students in grades 8-12.
Here's the proposed schedule of CRESCENDO 2021 on April 17, 2021:
Let's do a little "name-dropping" and share this amazing list of featured speakers, presenters, and masterclass artists.
The cost is only $10/student. Forms are due NOW! Go to the CRESCENDO website for more information:
Moderators wanted! Can you help?
Volunteers are needed to serve as "virtual chairs" for both the CRESCENDO student conference and the PMEA Annual Conference. People are needed to introduce the speakers and assist in the monitoring of their chat or Q/A. Please sign-up by sending an email (subject line "PMEA moderator") to ASAP!
Don't miss the big event of the year...

You are invited to the PMEA Annual In-Service Conference to be held virtually on April 14-17, 2021.

The 2021 Conference, with the theme of Renew, invites music educators to use this time together to Renew the way you think about music education, to Renew plans for the 2021-22 school year, to Renew connections with fellow music educators, to Renew our hope for a return to making music together, and to Renew our collective passion for the power of music education.
All registrants will have access to the majority of the conference content for 90 days following the event. Online registration is available here.

Message from the Chair
Debbie Chrisman,
Professional Development Council

While we are unable to gather in person, we are looking forward to provide our annual conference experience online...

I hope to see you there!

Registration is now open for the
57th Biennial NAfME Eastern Division Virtual Conference
on April 22-24, 2021

  • Open to all NAfME members
  • Sessions will focus on proven practices by Eastern Division Music Educators 
  • Tracks for Band, Choir, Orchestra, General Music, Modern Band, Collegiate, Administration, City Schools Music, and more!
  • Conference Focus: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access
  • Designated Concert Hours
  • Premiere Concert Debut of the 2021 All-Eastern Virtual Ensembles

Need more information?


Paul K. Fox, Chair

or contact the PMEA Office.