NAfME Collegiate Advocacy Summit

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June 23-24, 2020
Virtual Event!

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Be a Force for Your Students and Your Career!

NAfME invites all Collegiate members to join us for 2020 Collegiate Advocacy Summit on June 23 and 24. This year’s virtual event will occur as part of the ‘Reimagined National Leadership Assembly’ for all NAfME leaders which will include collegiate programming on advocacy and leadership development. The summit is an opportunity to network and collaborate with fellow music education majors from around the United States.

Attend so your state is represented among the future leaders of music education!

This event is free to current Collegiate members! Click here to confirm your status or renew.

  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will be virtual.
  • The agenda is being revised for our new format and will be available soon.
  • Register now!

​Scroll down to see what the Collegiate Advocacy Summit has offered in the past! (Since the 2020 event is virtual due to COVID-19, it will not include a Hill Day or in-person networking.) 

Explore the nation’s capital with your peer collegiate leaders from across the country…


…while you learn about the latest federal policies impacting music education.

Receive advocacy and leadership training that you can take back to share with your chapter and use in your career…

…and go “behind the scenes” as we meet face-to-face with legislators and their staffs in the United States Capitol.


Advocacy Matters.

Congress may seem a million miles away, but it isn’t. YOUR passion and engagement helped upend No Child Left Behind to bring about the new Every Student Succeeds Act, and just recently, you’ve garnered tremendous support for the GAAME Act: legislation that will improve student access to sequential, standards-based music education taught by licensed educators.

Hill Day 2019 was a massive success. Collegiate delegates from across the nation advocated for music education in more than three hundred congressional meetings, illuminating a promising future for the arts.

  • Over 60% of offices said they supported increased federal funding for education;
  • Nearly three-fourths of all offices supported Title IV-A funding;
  • And nearly two-thirds of offices expressed interest in cosponsoring the GAAME Act with two offices (Rep. Bobby Rush of IL and Rep. G.K. Butterfield of NC) cosponsoring immediately after Hill Day.

Take a look at our Hill Day 2019 Recap Video to learn more about the Collegiate Advocacy Summit!

“If you want to 1) experience a crazy range of emotions in a few short days; 2) make hundreds of new friends and professional connections from all over the country; 3) improve your own Collegiate NAfME Chapter; and, 4) have a ton of fun while learning about how to advocate for music education, I highly suggest you check out the Collegiate Advocacy Summit and experience it for yourself. You definitely won’t regret it!”

BriAnna (Bri) Crook, NAfME collegiate member

“Since I traveled to Washington, D.C., I have been able to get a better understanding of how everything works at the national level, including music education. I now have a better grasp of how the funding for education works, and how serious of a fight it can be for the funding of education in general.”

Nick Hoskins, NAfME collegiate member

NAfME is the established national voice for music education and we want YOU to be in Washington, D.C., in June for this exciting event. It’s the chance of a lifetime to carry your passion for music education to Capitol Hill. Stay tuned for further details regarding the 2020 Collegiate Advocacy Summit.


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