The mission of the Illinois Music Educators Association is to promote lifelong music learning and to provide leadership for music education. Read more about the ILMEA here.

The ILMEA sponsors and organizes performance festival experiences for the student musicians of Illinois. The ILMEA provides professional growth opportunities for the music educators of Illinois.
The ILMEA remains current regarding emerging issues in the music profession and disseminates that information to the music education community.

The ILMEA promotes and supports music as a vital component in the complete education of every child in school. With more than 3,500 members, we are one of the largest of the 52 affiliates of NAfME: The National Association for Music Education, over 75,000 members strong. ILMEA is, by far, the largest Fine Arts education organization in Illinois and among the largest in the nation. ILMEA is a non-profit association, representing every level of music education, in every discipline, including yours! We are dedicated to the advancement of your profession…and to you as an individual music educator. Membership in ILMEA provides for dual membership in NAfME. There are many positive features to Membership, all offering a special benefit for your growth and professionalism.