The NBMEA is hosting the 2023 Atlantic Regional conference of the Canadian Music Educators’ Association at Fredericton High School on Saturday, October 28th. Our headlining presenters are Denise Gagne of Music Play and Dr. Peter Boonshaft, professor emeritus at Hofstra University and Director of Education at Jupiter Band Instruments. Additionally, there will be sessions offered on music technology, band pedagogy, advocacy/fundraising, choral technique, and more!

ARC 2023 Schedule

Friday, October 27th

TimeEventLocation
6-8 PM‘Soft Landing’ Registration + Choral Reading Session + Concert Band Reading SessionCafeteria   Tom Morrison Theatre   Band Room (B62)
8-10 PMConference Welcome/SocialGrimross Brewing (600 Bishop Dr.)

Saturday, October 28th

TimeEventLocation
8-9 AMRegistration and Welcome CoffeeCafeteria
9-9:45Keynote: “Even A Fool Knows You Can’t Touch The Stars…”Tom Morrison Theatre (TMT)
10-11Session 1Various Rooms
11:15-12:15Session 2Various Rooms
12:15 -1:30LunchCafeteria
1:30-2:30Session 3Various Rooms
2:45-3:45Session 4Various Rooms
4 PMConference Wrap & Door PrizesTMT



The fee structure for this conference is as follows:

  • Non-NBMEA members (and non-CMEA members from other provinces): $150 (this includes your NBMEA & CMEA memberships for the year)
  • MEA members from other provinces (please provide proof): $100
  • Current NMBEA members: $90
  • Students/Retirees: $75
  • If none of these categories applies to you, or if you have any questions, please email Jaime Hunter ([email protected]) to determine your fee.

You can click the button at the top of this page to register, or visit this link.

Please e-transfer registration payments in advance to Jaime Hunter ([email protected]) or bring payment with you to the event. We do appreciate pre-registrations to assist us in preparing for the conference.

The host hotel for this conference is the Chateau Frederictonclick here to book with the conference rate.

  • Conference Rate is $129 plus tax / night (maximum 2 guests)
  • Includes hot / cold breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi
  • Each room is equipped with mini-fridge and microwave
  • Book by: September 29th
  • Individual cancellation is available up until 11:59pm of the day before arrival date


This conference is generously sponsored by CMEA, NBTA, NB Choral Federation, Long & McQuade Musical Instruments, Los Cabos Drumsticks, and Anglophone West School District.