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What is Collegiate NAfME?
Collegiate NAfME is the collegiate chapter of the music education organization NAfME: National Association for Music Education. The name was changed in 1998 from MENC to NAfME to associate more with the organization's mission. There are collegiate chapters all over the country and we have our own here at Grand Valley State University.


What does NAfME Collegiate do?
The purpose of this organization is to educate students in the area of music education. Activities and events are conducted to advance that knowledge and give the ability to get to know others who are interested in the same area as you. It prepares not only music teachers, but also music advocates of all kinds.

Who can join NAfME and then how do I join?
Anyone who is a music education major, music performance major, music major or minor of any form, any education major or anyone who is interested in advocating music. Anyone who loves music and wants to see all types of music education thrive can join. After you have decided that this is an organization for you, you can register online and pay via mail or electronically at If you have any questions, check the PAC bulletin board across from room 1206 for more updates.


What does the GVSU chapter do?
Some events we have hosted in the past include music education panels, conferences, concerts, teacher and faculty panels, instrument petting zoos, holiday caroling, instrument repair clinics, fundraising events and an end of the year banquet. We are planning on providing those and even more activities that will help increase your knowledge and enjoyment of music and music education. Watch for posters and signs in the Performing Arts Center that tell what events and activities are coming up. We also have monthly meetings that share all of our planed events, talk about our past successes and help run activities and events held throughout the year. You will also receive a monthly NAfME journal in the mail just for being a member, as well as access to online periodicals related to music education. Our goal as an organization is to help prepare you to teach and/or appreciate music at a higher level, increase music appreciation in area schools and for you to be able to learn from and get to know others who have the same interest in music you do.


2015-2016 NAfME Executive Board
President: Angela Schmitt

Advisors: Dr. Charles Norris, Dr. Beth Gibbs

Please feel free to contact us for more information or give comments at

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Also check out our bulletin board located in the music theory hallway in the Performing Arts Center on our Allendale campus for NAfME information.

For more information on NAfME check out their website at



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