- Congratulations to the 2015 District 1 Citation of Excellence recipient, Dr. Paul Doerksen of Duquesne University.
- The family of the late Areta Kalogeras accepted the award for her induction into the PMEA Hall of Fame.
- PA Teacher of the Year and D1 teacher Mairi Cooper spoke at the Capitol during Advocacy Day.
- The following D1 ensembles performed during the conference:
Children's Festival Chorus of Pittsburgh, Shawn Funk, director
Franklin Regional High School Sax Quintet, Kevin Pollock, director
North Allegheny Senior High School Honors Wind Ensemble, Todd R. Stefan, director
Bethel Park Top 21, Todd Kuczawa, director - Featured Keynote Address performers
Kiski Area Intermediate School 8th Grade Band, Robert Traugh, director