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June 24-25, 2021
Virtual Event!

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Be a Force for Your Students and Your Career!

All NAfME Collegiate members are invited to join us virtually for the Collegiate Advocacy Summit on June 24 and 25, 2021. The Summit is an opportunity to network and collaborate with fellow music education majors from around the United States. 

This year’s Summit will feature discussions on post-pandemic advocacy, equity in music education, career planning for the music educator, and much more.

The event registration fee is $25.00. Registrants will be mailed a Collegiate Advocacy Summit T-shirt and a NAfME Workbook for Building and Evaluating Effective Music Education (choice of either general music workbook or ensembles workbook). 

Click here to register. Registration will close at 2pm ET/1pm CT on Thursday, June 24, 2021. 
Click here to view the Summit schedule

​Scroll down to see what the Collegiate Advocacy Summit has offered in the past! (Since the 2021 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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