The National Association for Music Education is divided into six divisions. The Northwest Division comprises Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. The governing board for the division includes the president, president-elect and past president of the Northwest Division (elected by all members in the six states) plus the presidents of the six states. Presidents-elect and past presidents of the six states serve in an advisory capacity.
The Northwest Division presents a biennial conference in odd-numbered years, with NAfME All-Northwest honor groups included. The conference rotates between Spokane, Washington; Bellevue, Washington; and Portland, Oregon as follows:
2019 Portland, OR
2021 Spokane, WA
2023 Bellevue, WA
Session proposals and performance auditions can be submitted from Labor Day through April 15 during the preceding school year. Notifications are emailed the first week of June.