March 5-7, 2020
Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center
Charleston, West Virginia


Pre-registration for the 2020 WVMEA Conference has ended. Please plan to register on-site in Charleston, WV beginning Thursday, March 5, 2020.

This year's theme is "Opening Doors for All Students."

Note: All teachers must be pre-registered in order to take students to participate in any conference activity. Failure to comply will result in an increased registration fee and students will be removed from conference activities until evidence of conference registration is verified with the chair of respective affiliate.

Questions about registration may be directed to

All registrants must be members of WVMEA both at the time of registration and throughout the conference. Membership will be verified at the time of registration.  Questions about NAfME membership may be directed to

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The annual WVMEA In-Service Conference is held in the spring of each year. It encompasses every segment of the organization and has emerged as a major in-service activity for all teachers, as well as providing unique performance opportunities for gifted students. In addition to workshop sessions on all levels of music instruction from kindergarten through college, several inspiring concert hours are held to spotlight the top honors performing organizations in the state, including honors finalists from the regional solo and ensemble festivals.

The gala finale of the In-Service Conference traditionally has been the performances of the All-State Band, Orchestra, and Chorus, usually under the direction of nationally known conductors. The In-Service Conference is supported by exhibitors who have displays and by the registration fee paid by members who attend. WVMEA members also have the opportunity to participate in the national and divisional NAfME in-service conferences, which are held during alternate years These meetings offer a wealth of possibilities for improved training and provide additional educational opportunities to all who attend.

Hotel Partners

The following hotels will be offering conference attendees discounted rates for a limited time. Call to reserve your room(s) and mention West Virginia Music Educators Association to receive the following rates. Early booking is recommended. Cutoff dates for these special rates are listed below.

Embassy Suites

300 Court Street
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 347-8700
Cutoff date: 2/3/2020


Holiday Inn Express - Civic Center

100 Civic Center Drive
Charleston, WV 25301
(855) 729-5133
Cutoff date: 2/7/2020

Town Center Marriott

200 Lee Street
East Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 345-6500
Cutoff date: 2/12/2020
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