Musikfest Music Industry and Education Conference

August 1 – August 2, 2024 · view days & times
Venue: Fowler Blast Furnace Room

August 1 & 2 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Doors: 9:30 a.m.

Full conference: $90
Thursday only: $50
Friday Only: $50
Student Price: $40
Add a Musikest Mug & single general admission ticket to a Mainstage show: $20

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Join us for a two-day dynamic event focused on the intersection of music education, popular music and business leadership. The event promises to be an immersive experience designed to inspire, educate and connect. The conference will take place on August 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Blast Furnace at the ArtsQuest Center located at 101 Founders Way, in Bethlehem.

Throughout the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops, engage in Q&A sessions with industry experts and connect with like-minded individuals. Don't miss this chance to be part of a transformative experience that will empower you both professionally and creatively. Join us on this journey to shape the future of music education and industry leadership!

Professional Development Certificates will be available following the conference.

F-flat Annual Back to School Symposium

Online Event – Saturday, August 3 10 a.m.

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ArtsQuest is excited to partner with F-flat Books to offer a day of extended professional development in an online format on Saturday, August 3rd at the F-flat Annual Back to School Symposium (FABSS). If you are interested in registering for FABSS, you can add it on to your registration for a pay what you wish fee.

Professional Development certificates will be available to all attendees after the conference. Information on how to access the certificates will be sent at a later date.

Financial Assistance available to eligible participants!

ArtsQuest welcomes everyone to participate in the Musikfest Industry and Education Conference regardless of financial circumstances. Scholarship assistance is available for those who qualify based on financial need. Scholarship assistance is available for eligible youth and adults

We encourage you to apply for assistance by filling out the application below or contact Marissa Guarriello at

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Conference location: The ArtsQuest Center - 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015

HOUSING: Please visit this link for hotels in the area!

  • Wind Creek is the closest hotel with a walk way connecting the ArtsQuest and Wind Creek Campuses
  • Hotel Bethlehem is in the heart of the North Side of the Festival and about a 30-minute walk to the ArtsQuest Center/ conference site
  • Comfort Suites is about a 15-minute walk to the ArtsQuest Campus/ conference site

FOOD: Please visit this link for restaurants in the area!

TRAVEL: Discover Lehigh Valley has lots of info for transportation, airport, and busses.


  • Lehigh Valley International Airport Allentown, PA (ABE)- 10 minutes from conference
  • Newark, NJ (EWR) - 1 hour from conference without traffic
  • Philadelphia, PA (PHL) - 1 hour from conference without traffic
  • JFK New York, NY (JFK) - 2.5 hours from conference without traffic


  • Bussing from EWR into Bethlehem: TransBridge Bus Line Website
  • Bussing from NYC into Bethlehem: TransBridge Bus Line Website
  • Note: The ABE airport bus stop is listed as "Allentown" but it is only about a 10-minute car ride to the festival as it is right on the boarder of Bethlehem
APME F-Flat Books Delaware Music Network Carin University Echo Land Studios Electronic Music Education and Preservation Project Gritty In Pink Hang Dog Kutztown University Lehigh Valley Grand Prix MEIEA The Mix Room Music Managers Forum Music Will NJMEA Pass the Baton PMEA School of Rock Shed The Music UMC Academy UMC University of South Florida Well Dunn Wells School of Music WAM WVMEA Yamaha YPG Zeswitz Music

Venue Information
Fowler Blast Furnace Room
ArtsQuest Center
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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