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Illinois Music Education Association

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High-quality music education for all Illinois Learners. The Illinois Music Education Association exists to advocate for universal access to comprehensive music education; deliver exemplary professional development for educators; and provide outstanding musical experiences for all Illinois learners facilitated by licensed music educators.

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.


How to Get Involved


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.  Click on "Membership" bellow to learn the benefits of joining the only professional association in Illinois dedicated to the support of a comprehensive, standards based and assessed program of music education.





Jazz Education Network

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JEN was founded in a spirit of celebration… celebrating music, celebrating community, and celebrating endless learning. Jazz isn’t just about performing. It’s about making music together. And we can only do this if we all join together in keeping the love and education of jazz alive.

We are proud to see how JEN has been thriving since day one. Together, we have grown to thousands of members across the United States and around the globe. Providing numerous performance resources, promoting educational outreach, and producing the largest performance/educational conference to the global jazz community, JEN has become the leader in networking students, educators and performers in this incredible musical art form.

JEN has helped serve the education community by providing thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving students, recognizing and showcasing new up-and-coming composers, and creating grants to help fund more performers and clinicians in local communities.

But this is only the beginning. We are looking forward to creating even more amazing member benefits for you in the upcoming years and working together to bring more jazz to more people.

Get Involved

As a JEN member, you get the chance to connect with a global network of jazz enthusiasts just like you.

With our growing list of membership benefits, being a JEN member is more than just an affiliation. It is about being part of a community of jazz players, teachers, students, enthusiasts, industry and more, all dedicated to keeping the jazz arts thriving for generations to come.

JEN offers a wide variety of memberships that can all be found by clicking here.