Professional Development

Upcoming Professional Development Offerings


One of the many benefits of ILMEA membership is access to professional development sessions and PD credit. ILMEA is proud to be an ISBE approved professional development provider.  Upcoming professional development/PD opportunities, updated information regarding the licensure transfer and other communication from ISBE is listed on this page and using the links on the left.  If you have questions regarding PD hours or the licensure exchange, or would like to host a professional development session, please contact Emily Petway at epetway@ilmea.org or (770) 361-0802.  

Check this list and the calendar for upcoming PD events!


Professional Development Events Calendar

Below is a listing of Music Education Professional Development Opportunties sponsored by ILMEA.  We continue to add events to the calendar so continue to check back! 

Kidder Reading Session- June 17, 2017

Kidder Music in Peoria will be hosting their annual choral reading session June 17.  The guest clinician will be Andy Beck.  ILMEA will be offering PD hours for this event.  For more information contact Lauren Smagacz at lauren@kiddermusic.com.


Summer Learning Series - CANCELLED FOR 2017 


Illinois ACDA Summer Retreat- June 28-29, 2017

ACDA will be hosting their summer retreat June 28 and 29 at ISU.  ILMEA will be offering PD hours for this event. For more information, including guest conductors, please visit http://www.il-acda.org/il-acda-summer-retreat/ or contact Karyl Carlson at kkcarls@ilstu.edu.


Hal Leonard Joy of Singing Milwaukee- July 24-26, 2017

Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel is home to the 2017 Joy of Sining Milwaukee event.  ILMEA is offering PD hours for this event. Please view the schedule, sessions, and registration here.


J.W. Pepper Sounds of Summer- July 31-August 1, 2017

J.W. Pepper's annual Elementary, Middle, and Church Music Clinics will be at a new location in Oak Brook.  ILMEA is offering PD hours for this event. Visit their site for more detail, clinician lists, and registration (click here).


Professional Development In Your District

We continue to look to create more opportunities for Music Educator Professional Development.  Please contact us if you have any suggestions, would like to host, or if you know of an organization that would like to parnter with ILMEA to offer PD.  Email Education Programs Manager Emily Petway at epetway@ilmea.org



Professional Development Committee District Representatives

District 1:  Valerie Pasqua-  d1profdev@ilmea.org

District 2:  Jennifer Mills- d2profdev@ilmea.org

District 3:  Justin Lee- d3profdev@ilmea.org

District 4:  Jon Jones- d4profdev@ilmea.org

District 5:  Austin Stout- d5profdev@ilmea.org

District 6:  Cathy Stranc- d6profdev@ilmea.org

District 7:  Elena Ryan- d7profdev@ilmea.org

District 8:  Lisa Eaton- d8profdev@ilmea.org

District 9: Janet Sikma- d9profdev@ilmea.org

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