Please join us at our annual BCMEA Conference October 19-21, 2017 held at the River Rock Casino and Resort, Richmond, B.C.

Here are some highlights we want you to know about:

Thursday, October 19:

All delegates reception hosted by Long & McQuade, Purdys Chocolatier, and the BCMEA Executive Committee. Details TBA. There will be live music, great food, and beverages available. You’ll be able to mingle with clinicians, colleagues, and friends.

Friday, October 20:

3 sessions of professional development with 8 or 9 different session choices to go to in a wide variety of music topics.

A key note presentation.

A wonderful Honour concert of some of the best young wind band musicians a choristers from around BC. The BCMEA Honour Ensembles take the stage at 5:00pm (Fraserview MB Church) for an evening of wonderful music. Tickets are included in your registration.

All delegates reception hosted by Tom Lee Music and the CMEBC. 8:00 – 11:00pm in the Conference Centre at the River Rock hotel. This is another amazing opportunity to gather with clinicians, colleagues, and friends to relax and enjoy food and a beverage.

Saturday, October 21:

4 sessions of professional development with 8 different session choices each gives a great deal of variety for all music educators to find value in.

The BCMEA AGM and Awards Ceremony will take place at 12:30pm in the Whistler B/C Ballrooms.

Another wonderful Honour concert beginning 5:00pm at the Fraserview MB Church. Tickets are included in your registration. Find out about all of the ensemble directors here:


The Marketplace has taken shape again this year and our exhibitors can’t wait to let you take advantage of the conference deals! Discounts and products are ready to go from a huge range of exhibitors. Check out all of the exhibitors here:

Clinics and Schedule:

The BCMEA Clinics team has done a fabulous job bringing great variety to the conference that allows for every music educator to partake in valuable professional development each day. We have colour coded the grid to make it easier to discern where a particular clinic may land. Check it out here:
For a more detailed look at what a session will be about, check out the session descriptions here:
Want to know more about the clinicians that are coming to lend their expertise to us? Here are all the clinician bios for 2016:

We are so excited to present this year’s edition of the conference. We can’t wait to see all of you there! Not registered yet? Start the process now!

See you there!

Jaymi Daniels & CJ Kumar

BCMEA Conference Co-Chairs, 2017