Instrumental Congress

[festival + clinic]

A Global Collaboration of School Instrumental Music

Part festival, part conference, this 2-day virtual event will feature performances from school band and orchestra programs like yours, from around the world. Discover how other directors are building, managing, and growing their school programs around the globe.

Performances | Workshops | Clinics | Lectures

Learn from music educators who are experts in school band and orchestra programs in live streamed workshops.

June 8-9, 2020

What can you expect to experience at the instrumental congress?


Your Ensemble Performance Streamed to a Worldwide Audience


World-Class Presenters to Educate, Motivate, and Inspire You


Practical Workshops and Clinics for Every K-12 Music Educator


Virtually Attend Wherever You are in the World


On Demand Viewing of All Sessions for at least 1 year After the Live Event- at no additional charge

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Networking with Other Attendees from Around the World in our Private Facebook Group

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Complimentary Certificate of Professional Development Hours

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Free SWAG from our Presenters, Sponsors, and Partners Amounting to far More than Your Registration fee



Do you have an inspiring story to tell, lessons you’ve learned that you’d like to share, a clinic you’d like to present, or a workshop you love to teach? Then we invite you to submit a proposal to present at the 2020 IMES Summit.


Partner with us

Do you support music educators? Do you have a business or organization that would like to leverage the strategic advantage that partnering with the IMES?

Innovation is our hallmark, which means you get to create your own partnership or sponsorship package, to align with your own content and marketing strategy.

We offer email, website, social media, affiliate, and even podcast marketing options. Click the button below to learn more.

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Register to attend

Attendee registration for the Instrumental Congress will open January 2020.

Join our email list to get notified as soon as it opens. Our early registration pricing is ridiculously affordable.


register to Perform

When your group performs at the Instrumental Congress, you also get a complimentary registration to access all of the workshops, clinics, and conference sessions.