The mission of the IMEA is to promote lifelong music learning and to provide leadership for music education

Event Dates

2016 - 2017 Dates

 

Jr/Sr Band, Choir, Jazz RNS Nomination Deadline - September 16, 2016 - 5 PM (STRINGS in D8)

EGM (formerly JEM) Nomination Deadline - October 7, 2016 - midnight

FMES Entry Deadline - November 11, 2016 - midnight

Jr/Sr Band, Choir, Jazz Auditions - October 8, 2016 - Huntley Middle School, DeKalb, IL (STRINGS in D8)

EGM Festival (Elementary Music 4th, 5th, 6th Grade) - November 5, 2016 - Harlem Middle School, Machesney Park, IL - Concert @ 2 PM*

Jr/Sr Jazz Festival - November 12, 2016 - Rochelle Township High School - Concert @ 4 PM*

Jr/Sr Band, Choir Festival - November 19, 2016 - DeKalb High School - Jr. Concert @ 4 PM*, Orchestra Concert @ 5:30 PM, Sr. Concert @ 7 PM (STRINGS in D8) - TENTATIVE

Illinois Music Education Conference & All-State Festival - January 25-28, 2017 - Peoria

 

 * The doors will open 15 minutes prior to the concert. Families are welcome to wait in line, however, due to the tight sound check schedule, the house will not open until 15 minutes before the concert. Admission for EGM is $3. Senior Citizens and children 12 and under are admitted free.  Admission for Jazz and Jr/Sr Concerts is $5. Seniors and children 12 and under are admitted free.  Check out the links on the left for the entire festival day schedule under "Festival Information."

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