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A Professional Development Experience Like You've Never Had Before...


Hear What Others Say About the Summit…

The IMES was a great learning opportunity for someone who is not able to attend the big conferences around the United States due to remote location and extreme cost of travel. I definitely learned a lot from the variety of presenters. Thanks for making professional development easy and affordable to attend.

– Ron Gruber, Band and Choir Teacher from Montana

This Summit surpassed all my expectations! The 2018 International Music Educational Summit provided me with the tools, resources and approaches necessary to teach Advance Music students as well as those hard to reach!

– Rachel Jenkins, General Music Teacher from Florida

As a veteran teacher, I struggle to find relevant and meaningful professional development. This summer I have to renew my license and needed some additional hours, but wasn’t finding much that interested me. Someone mentioned the IMES in one of my Facebook groups and I decided to check it out. The premise was intriguing, the sessions looked interesting, and the price was right! I gave it a try and found engaging clinicians and pertinent topics–I was hooked. I will absolutely be back next summer for the 2nd annual IMES! Thank you for providing an opportunity for music teachers from all over the world to connect and learn together.
– Beth Polan, 9-12 High School Vocal Teacher from Ohio

IMES was a wonderfully convenient and effective professional development opportunity. Great presenters, excellent ideas and resources, and certainly worth the money.

– Benjamin Swanson, K-7 General Music Teacher from Virginia and the only music teacher in his school

What Makes the Summit Different

From any other PD experience you’ve had…

Worldwide Networking

Connect with like-minded teachers and presenters virtually in the Teacher’s Lounge.

LIVE Streamed then Archived

Attend live and interact with the presenters and your fellow attendees, and don’t miss any of the other sessions either! All of the workshops, clinics, and concerts will be archived for you to enjoy for up to a year after the live event. When you register for the LIVE experience, you get the archives as well.

100% Online

Attend from anywhere in the world, on your own device, in your pajamas.

Awesome Value

No travel expenses and a reasonable registration fee. Like it should be. Plus a PD certificate of completion as well.


All attendees will receive FREE virtual swag from sponsors and partners- from eBook downloads to coupon codes, it’s just more value for YOU.


Connect with other Summit attendees from around the world in our virtual room, The Teacher’s Lounge. Tap into each other’s strengths and chat about the sessions- even share a drink with someone from the other side of the world.

Learn time-tested skills from trained presenters…

Sessions created by music educators for music educators, and selected by peer-review. Stimulating discussions, practical applications, and useful skill sets.

Presentations for Every Music Educator…

There’s something for every music educator- from tech skills to teaching skills to lifestyle creation: every subject and every experience level.

Frequently Asked Questions




Yes! Participants may apply to receive a PD certificate for each session they register for.

[Select Individual state credit approvals are pending and will be in place for our 2020 event]



How many hours of Professional Development credit can I earn?



With more than 65 sessions available for you to access, you can earn nearly 100 hours…1.5 hours per session.

Because we can track who attends which session, we can provide you with the exact number of hours that you ‘attend’. Just RSVP for every session you like, and apply for your certificate!



How much is the registration fee?

You get 3-days of live professional development for just $147.

That’s ‘full price’, and costs less than a SINGLE DAY at most state and national conferences. Register early to invest even less.

You can’t beat this value for 3-days of peer reviewed professional development sessions you can attend from home…in your sweatpants….

Travel expenses…$0.00.





Do I need any special equipment to attend the sessions?




All you need is a computer, tablet, or phone that is connected to the internet.

Sessions will be presented via a webinar provider which may require a program download…which is totally FREE.

That’s it!



How do I access The Music Educator's Lounge to network with other attendees?


Once your registration is complete and your fee paid you’ll be sent a link inviting you to join the closed Facebook group.

Even if you don’t have a Facebook account you will be able to chat with your session presenters and see who else is in the same session with you.

But we recommend using a Facebook account to join the group. We’ll also be putting archived video links, downloads, and attendee-only access deals in the group, so it’s worth it!

[If you’re not on Facebook but want to join and don’t have any ‘friends’, you can send a request to IMES Director, Elisa Janson and she’ll help get you all connected. CLICK HERE to view her personal profile page.]

I have a schedule conflict and won't be able to attend live. Are there other options?


Yes! Once you have registered and paid the fee you will still have access to all of the sessions. Just select which one(s) you want to access and you’ll get sent all of the notifications for that session …including a link to the session REPLAY.

You’ll be able to access replays of every session, whether you virtually attended them or not.

This is also good news if there are two sessions happening at the same time and you want to attend both. No worries! You’ll be able to access the replay for the session you missed.



I have a business and want to be a sponsor. How do I get started?



CLICK HERE to read all about our sponsorship and partnership options and to get in touch.

This is a brilliant marketing move for you!



I have a question that isn't answered here...who can I contact?


IMES Director, Elisa Janson Jones, is always ready to help. Just shoot an email to: [email protected] and she’ll get in touch ASAP.


How it Works…

We make it simple to get the most value out of your Music Ed Summit experience.

Step 1: Complete Your Registration




Fill out a short form, pay the registration fee, and you’re sent all the information you need to get the PD you deserve.



Step 2: Select Your Sessions



You’ll receive an email to access a members only page where you can browse session offerings and select which ones you want to attend. This system will do all the time-zone calculations for you, and provide you with the session time according to where you are in the world.

Preview the sessions HERE.

See who will be teaching you HERE.



Step 3: Attend


For each session you select you’ll receive email details, including login information. Just use this login info to join the online session at the appropriate time.



Step 4: Participate


Because the sessions are presented LIVE, you’ll be able to interact with the presenter and ask questions you might have. Most sessions will also include FREE downloads and goodies from the presenter to help you implement the information more quickly and effectively in your own classroom.

Attend live for the greatest benefit.

You will also be given a link to join the online networking Facebook page, The Music Teacher’s Lounge, where you can connect with the presenters and other Summit attendees.



Step 5: Follow Up



For sessions you want to attend live but are unable to, you will be given access to the archived video so you still get the great information from each presenter.

You’ll also be able to apply for a Professional Development completion certificate you can use for credit in your school or district. For each session you ‘attend’ you will receive 2 hours of credit.

Woo hoo!




“Great, relevant PD for music teachers! Loving it!!” – Renee

“This entire conference is filled with master teachers. I’ve learned so much from every one of them….I am already looking forward to next year’s event!” -James

“(The Summit) has been amazing and invigorating. Being the lone music person in my school/district, this has been a great treat for all who attend.” -Terry

“I have loved the Summit!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you.” -Adele

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