Festival & Clinic



What is IMEA Festival & Clincic
Since spring of 1992, the IMEA Festival & Clinic provides groups with an opportunity to perform for a panel of clinicians and receive a masterclass with a master teacher.

Participating Ensembles will receive:

  • Performance opportunity
  • Recorded and Written feedback from 2 qualified clinicians
  • Masterclass opportunity with at least 1 clinician

Who can participate?

  • Elementary school groups 
  • Middle school groups
  • High school groups 
  • Concert bands 
  • Stage bands
  • Jazz bands 
  • Orchestras 
  • Choirs
  • Orff Ensembles

When and where are the festivals?
The dates for the 2020 Festival & Clinic events can be found here. This list is updated regularly, so be sure to check often for the most accurate information. 

Why should I bring my group?
The focus of the Festival is the experience of performing quality literature and education, not on a rating. The clinicians assign no rankings to groups that perform. The power of the festival centers on the immediate feedback received by each group during the clinic session. Clinicians work with groups to reinforce what is taught in class while providing positive feedback for the work that has been done. 

Each performing group receives a plaque that commemorates their experience at the festival.


Fee Schedule   

Registration deadline is 30 days before the event starts. Wanting to register after the deadline? Site hosts may be able accommodate late requests — please inquire with site hosts directly.



IMEA Member Director

Non-Member Director

Middle/High School


Registration Fee 

$150 per group

$225 per group







Registration Fee 







If you have any questions about the festival, please contact IMEA Festival Chair: Philip Smith: [email protected]