NATIONAL ASSOCIATION for MUSIC EDUCATION (NAfME)
Keene State has one of the largest and most active collegiate chapters the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and has received two national awards in recent years.
The National Association for Music Education, among the world’s largest arts educationorganizations, marked its centennial in 2007 as the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. Through membership of more than 75,000 active, retired, and preservice music teachers, and with 60,000 honor students and supporters, NAfME serves millions of students nationwide through activities at all teaching levels, from preschool to graduate school.
As a Collegiate member of NAfME, you will have many opportunities to network with full-time music educators, attend workshops and clinics, and participate in activities that will prepare you for your future career. There are many resources available to Collegiate members that provide information and materials that can be used for school assignments and research throughout your education. Collegiate members find that th e networking opportunities available to them as NAfME members have played a significant role in getting job interviews, landing jobs, and succeeding in their careers as music educators after graduation. NAfME Collegiate membership provides the opportunity for you to get a head start in your profession.AMERICAN CHORAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION (ACDA)
Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association is a nonprofit music-education organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. In addition, ACDA strives through arts advocacy to elevate choral music's position in American society.
ACDA has student chapters in colleges and universities around the country. These vibrant organizations, organized by students members and advised by faculty and graduate students, support choral music, projects and programs in their school and community.MUSIC TEACHERS NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (MTNA)
An MTNA collegiate chapter is the future music teacher's connection with the largercommunity of committed music professionals - a community committed to inspiring and developing the utmost professionalism in all its members. MTNA collegiate chapters provide a way to fill gaps and to provide the information and experience necessary to complete an education as both a knowledgeable, inspiring music teacher and a successful entrepreneur.
These performances, and, are free and open to the public but subject to change. For information and to confirm performance dates and times, call the Music Department at 603.358.2177.
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