2021 Conference Registration

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FMEA 2021 Professional Development Conference
January 13 - 16, 2021

All registration information must be entered here. At the end, you will have the opportunity to either print an invoice to send in with a check up until one week before the pre-registration deadline, or pay on-line instantly with a credit card up until the pre-registration deadline.

Please Note: In order to assist our members, their students, and chaperones as they visit exhibit booths, all badges will have a barcode encoded with contact information. Attendees will be able to allow an exhibitor to scan their badge rather than manually writing information on contact cards or mailing lists at their booths. In order to maintain a positive relationship with our exhibitors who can benefit your students through scholarships, new equipment, sheet music, software, and more, we ask that you please provide the ACTUAL, CORRECT, MAILING ADDRESS and E-MAIL for each of your students and chaperones and do NOT simply enter your school address or other incorrect information.


Registration Prices And Procedures*

*Membership in FMEA and NAfME is a prerequisite for registration. See the Registration Policies for details.

DescriptionPre-Registration Rates:
September 19 - December 11
On-Site Rates:
Collegiate Member$58.00$88.00
Retired Member$0.00$0.00
Non-Teaching Spouse$73.00$98.00
Non-Teaching Spouse of Retired Member$0.00$0.00
Paid Chaperone$53.00$73.00
Free Chaperone$0.00$0.00
All State Student$63.00$93.00
Tri-M Student$38.00$38.00
Pre-Conference Workshop$58.00$68.00
Pre-Conference Workshop (First Year Teachers)$25.00$25.00
Concert Tickets$15.00$15.00
VIP Member$0.00$0.00
VIP Pre-Conference Workshop$0.00$0.00
Leadership Workshop Students$38.00$38.00
Leadership Workshop Chaperones$0.00$0.00
Student Experience - Student$38.00$38.00
Student Experience - Chaperone$38.00$38.00
To take advantage of early discounted rates, you must register and pay before the deadlines.
*If you are mailing a check to the FMEA Office to pay for your registration, it must be postmarked early enough so that it will ARRIVE in the FMEA office before the Pre-Registration Deadline.

  1. All participants - directors, students, chaperones and guests - must be registered for the conference
  2. Only directors may register their groups or pick up registration materials if pre-registered.
  3. All participating students must be chaperoned. As required by FSMA at least one chaperon, other than a director, is required for every ten (10) students or fraction thereof, however, FMEA policy allows for one free Chaperone for every six (6) students or fraction thereof.
  4. An additional paid Chaperone may be registered for (a) each six (6) students registered or (b) for each All-State rehearsal site where registered students are performing.
  5. If a participating student is not accompanied by the director from that student's school, then the principal from that school must furnish a letter designating the person from the school or school district who is to be in charge of that student. The letter should be addressed to the FMEA Executive Director, explain the extenuating circumstances preventing the director from attending, and must be submitted with registration materials. The school will be notified of approval.
  6. Student observers are not allowed to attend the conference. If any student observers are brought to the conference, the offending school's participation in the conference may be eliminated the following year. (Tri-M students registered and participating in sessions or working for the All-State Concerts are exempt from this rule.)
  7. All school music teachers must register for the conference as FMEA directors and be current members of the FMEA. This includes directors of invited performing groups, mini-concerts, and session presenters. All-State conductors from Florida schools, colleges or universities must also be FMEA members. No current music teacher may register as a chaperon.

Refund Policies

  1. Full registration refunds are available for cancellation requests made through December 15th.
  2. No registration refunds will be made for cancellations made after December 15th, except for emergency situations. These will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  3. Refunds must be requested in writing (email is acceptable).
  4. All requests for refunds must be received no later than January 31st. Requests received after that date will not be processed.
  5. All refunds are issued after the conference is completed.
  6. There are no refunds for concert tickets.

Chaperone Registration

Chaperone Registration is based on the following rules:
Elementary Students:
  • For each elementary student registered, one free Chaperone and one paid chaperone may be registered.
  • Any additional attendees must purchase a "Guest Pass" at on-site registration for entry into the convention center.
Middle School and High School Students:
  • For every six students registered, one free Chaperone and one paid chaperone may be registered. No other chaperones may be registered until the seventh student is registered.
  • Any additional attendees(chaperons or guests) must purchase a "Guest Pass" at on-site registration for entry into the convention center.
    • If you have students in more than one performing ensemble you may pay for a chaperon for each performing ensemble in which you have registered students.
    • If you have students from different schools you may pay for a Chaperone for each school for which you have registered students.

Concert Tickets Reservation and Payment

1. Registered (BADGED) attendees do not require tickets to attend any All-State concert. This includes directors/members, directors' non-teaching spouses, performing All-State students, registered chaperons, collegiate student members, retired members, and VIP guests that you entered as part of your conference registration.

2. All nonregistered attendees (NONBADGED) (parents, family members, guests, etc.) are required to purchase tickets for any All-State concert they wish to attend.

3. There are no “free” or “allotted” tickets. All concert attendees must either wear their conference badge or purchase a ticket.

4. A director who pre-registers on-line may reserve and pre-pay for All-State concert tickets for non-registered attendees for concerts in which he or she has registered all-state students. If paid for on-line, these tickets will be preloaded into the director's registration package.

5. Directors who register on-site may purchase all-state concert tickets for non-registered attendees for concerts in which he or she has registered all-state students during the on-site registration process.

6. Directors with All-State students may purchase additional concert tickets for non-registered attendees for concerts in which they have performing students anytime at the conference on-site registration desk or designated ticket sales location.

7. General ticket sales for All-State concerts will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday morning at the FMEA registration desk. There is no requirement that the director or any other registered attendee be the person purchasing these tickets after this time.

8. All ticket sales are final. There are no refunds for any concert tickets.

9. For entrance, ticket, and concert purposes, a concert is defined as the pair of ensembles that are performing in the same venue in a common, defined block of time. An example of a "concert" for purposes of entrance, ticketing, etc., would be the 1 p.m. concert for the All-State Concert Orchestra and the All-State Concert Band.

Concerts at the Straz Performing Arts Center:

Note: For the 2020 conference, no concerts will be held in the Straz center. The below is for your reference during years when we do hold concerts there.

If not already purchased by a registered director, all non-registered attendees (parents, family members, guests, etc.) may purchase tickets for any Straz concert they wish to attend at the FMEA registration desk between 11 a.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday. Starting 10 a.m. on Saturday, all remaining tickets for Straz concerts will be sold only outside of the Straz Performing Arts Center.

Registered (BADGED) conference attendees no longer need to pick up “free” tickets in advance.

There will be a separate line for badged attendees. An FMEA staff member or volunteer will be standing at the front of this line leading into the Straz center to distribute tickets to badged attendees as they walk into the performing arts center. Only one ticket per badged person will be distributed, and that person must immediately walk into the Straz center and give the ticket to the Straz staff member who is collecting tickets.