Collegiate NewsLink – May 2013

Thank You for a Great Year!

Thank you to all NAfME Collegiate Chapter Advisors and members!  We appreciate all that you do to promote music education on your campuses and in your communities through service, performance, and recruitment.  We’ve seen great evidence of your work in your entries in the Collegiate Chapter of Excellence Awards, the Professional Achievement Awards, and your personal interactions with the NAfME office in Reston.   Your hard work will ensure a bright future for coming generations of students and for the profession itself.  It has been a pleasure working with you this year, and we look forward to next year!  

Congratulations to the 2013 Professional Achievement Award winners!

Dori Arbter, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Jennifer Backes, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Jonathan Delray, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Heidi Robertson, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Scott Ziegler, Montclair State University David T. Nelson, Cedarville University Brittany Baumeister, West Chester University Hannah Knauss, West Chester University Lanea Bonney, University of Indianapolis Zachary Cardwell, University of Indianapolis Katie Dunlap, University of Indianapolis Abby Means, University of Indianapolis Robyn Kammer, University of Dayton Paul Loweecey, Buffalo State University Chloe Spitzer, Converse College Amy Mikalauskas, Slippery Rock University Albert Mabeza, San Jose State University Marian Paulson, San Jose State University   Thank you for all that you have done for your NAfME Collegiate chapters during your college careers!  

Collegiate members – You’re Invited to Hill Day, June 28!

NAfME Collegiate members are invited to come to Washington, D.C. to participate in our annual Hill Day advocacy event on June 28. Hill Day is the highlight of the NAfME Advocacy calendar when delegations from every state Music Educators Association come to Washington D.C. to meet with Congressional representatives and advocate for music education!  This year, we encourage future music educators to join us as we meet with lawmakers in Washington on June 28. As part of NAfME Hill Day, you will: • Travel to Washington D.C. to meet with Congressional representatives to advocate for the inclusion of music education in the school curriculum • Receive training about your role in advocacy as music educators, and learn how to build support in your state and local community • Network and receive mentorship from NAfME executive leadership; On Saturday, June 29 attendees will enjoy a day of professional development. We hope you will plan to attend!  Registration for the event is free for the first 150 members if you stay at the Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner ($129/night). Your registration includes a t-shirt, transportation to/from Capitol Hill, and an evening reception with a live performance by Nashville star, Sarah Darling. Please RSVP by May 24, 2013 to Thomas Stefaniak at to save your space!  

Special Collegiate Offerings at the Nashville In-Service Conference!

Come be inspired and energized in sessions specially tailored for the needs of pre-service music educators, from student teaching perspectives to classroom management, and how to get the most from your administrators!  Also, almost 100 additional informative sessions, exciting performances, social and networking opportunities and special Nashville nightlife outings available to all attendees! Register now – only $50 for Collegiate members through June 30!  

A Reminder for Graduating Seniors

Seniors, make sure that your membership in NAfME Collegiate is paid through June 30, 2013.  Your membership this year will make you eligible for the special Introductory Rate that NAfME offers to first-year teachers for the school year 2013-14! Don’t miss this incredible deal – Sign up now! Special Early Renewal Deal And, returning NAfME Collegiate members can renew their memberships for the 2013-14 school year before June 30, and get the 2012-13 dues rate!  This is a great deal! Join or renew online, now! If you’ve ever been a member, make sure you use your membership I.D. number. Don’t remember your number?  Call Member Services at 800-336-3768 and NAfME staff will help!  

Job-hunting?  Check out the new NAfME Job Center

Visit the newly re-organized NAfME Job Center to search the latest music ed jobs and find career advice!     NAfME Collegiate Facebook – Like us today!

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