Illinois Music Education Conference

January 23-26, 2019 | Peoria, Illinois

Registration will open at 9:00am CST on Tuesday, September 25 for the 2019 Illinois Music Education Conference!

Click Here for Registration Details including registration rates, levels and deadlines.

Conference Schedule

Click Here to preview the schedule for the 2019 Illinois Music Education Conference (subject to change).

Wondering what clinicians and directors will be presenting at IMEC 2019? Click Here to find out!






Making Your Case

Securing time away from school and financial support to attend a conference requires thorough preparation and articulated benefits to your institution, department, colleagues and professional performance. Use these steps and resources to help make your case to attend the Illinois Music Education Conference 2019!

Steps to Making Your Case

Five Reasons to Attend IMEC

Budget Worksheet (Customizable)

Sample Memo (Printable)

Sample Memo (Customizable)



 Choral director leading ensemble in a performance at the Illinois Music Education Conference.
 African American high school student singing with a microphone in an All-State vocal jazz performance.

Student & Director Information

Watch this space for resources and information to help students and directors prepare for their participating in All-State Student Programs!

Conference Housing

Watch this space for information on hotel blocks for IMEC 2019!

 Photo of bridge into Peoria, Illinois at sunset.
 Male exhibitor showing female conference attendee a book for sale in the Illinois Music Education Conference exhibit hall.


Over 250 exhibit booths were sold for the 2018 Illinois Music Education Conference (IMEC). A record for ILMEA, this shows the growth and energy of the music industry! We appreciate all that our annual exhibitors do and cannot wait to welcome new exhibitors into our halls.

**New for 2019: Sponsorship Opportunities**
Be sure to read pages 4-5 of the Exhibitor Prospectus to find the opportunity that is right for you!

Click Here for the IMEC 2019 Exhibitor Prospectus


 Black and white overhead picture of the All-Conference Sing at the Peoria Civic Center

IMEC History

Looking for repertoire from a past All-State or for handouts from a past IMEC?

Visit the IMEC History pages to find what you're looking for!