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2016 IMEC

Building the Future of Music Education - January 27-30, 2016 

Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, Illinois 

 Conference app now available!! 

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Bringing over 10,000 people together each year, the Illinois Music Education Conference (IMEC) is the premier event of ILMEA. The best and brightest of the music education learning community gather to attend clinic sessions, performances and networking events. 

If you need a hard-copy registration form, it is available here:  Pre-Registration Form (171.0 KB)

Interested in joining our exhibit hall? Click here, but hurry, only 5 booths remain!

Opening Night Concert featuring cantus!

Join us on Wednesday, January 27 in the Peoria Civic Center Theater at 8:00 pm for the Illinois Music Education Conference's Opening Night Concert. This year, we are proud to feature Cantus!


General Admission tickets are $5, available to the general public through the Civic Center Box Office. 


New for 2016 - All-State Elementary Concert!

ILMEA is proud to annouce the creation of the All-State Elementary Concert. Taking place on Saturday, January 30 at 12:15 pm in Ballroom 400 of the Peoria Civic Center, over 250 fifth and sixth grade students from across Illinois will perform as part of the All-State Girls Chorus and the All-State Boys Chorus. These groups will be joined by the Peoria Christian School Cadence for the King and Fisher Grade School Folk Dancing Group! Tickets are $5 and available from the Peoria Civic Center box office.

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