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2015 Collegiate Conference Info.
 This year's event will be held on campus of Michigan State University on Saturday, March 28th, 2015.  Sessions will include:

-Special learners in the music education classroom
-Resume Building/Sharing
-Working with a marching band
-Elementary general music
-Band & choral reading session

Lunch IS provided, so come join us for this fantastic event!  Great presenters, great networking and great sessions that WILL help you be successful as you enter the teaching profession!  

The registration form, advertising poster AND directions to MSU can all be found below!  Questions: please email Dr. Sam McIlhagga (Albion College), smcilhagga@albion.edu

Michigan State University NAfME Collegiate Chapter wins Award!
Our MSU Chapter won a 2013 NAfME Collegiate Chapter of Excellence Award for their Professional Development project.  Click here to view MSU's award-winning project, posted on YouTube.  Bravo!

NAfME Collegiate Conference 2012
Plan to join us next year!

2012 MMEA Collegiate Conference Thanks YOU!

The MMEA Collegiate Conference, held at Albion College on Saturday, March 24th, 2012 was a real success.  We had student representation from Oakland University, Adrian College, Albion College, University of Michgian, Grand Valley State University, and Central Michigan University.  NAfME Collegiate student representatives Maureen Conway from University of Michigan and Sarah Nietupski from Adrian College, along with state advisor Dr. Sam McIlhagga did a fantastic job putting together a conference that was informative, educational, and fun! 

One of the highlights of the day was the middle school choral and band music reading sessions.  Conference attendees were exposed to a great deal of quality literature for the middle school level.  Thank you for attending!


Collegiate Information

As NAfME’s state affiliated organization, the Michigan Music Educators Association (MMEA) actively supports NAfME Collegiate members enrolled at a college or university in the state of Michigan.  Not sure if you are an MMEA member?  To put it simply, if you are a member of NAfME who studies/teaches in Michigan, you are a member of the MMEA.

How does the MMEA support college students?

The MMEA organizes and funds professional development opportunities for NAfME Collegiate members.  These events include the Collegiate Conference and NAfME Collegiate sessions at the Michigan Music Conference.

Additionally, the State Collegiate Advisor and two State Representatives serve as MMEA board members to represent college students and help plan collegiate events. 

What are the State Representative job responsibilities?

-Attend MMEA board meetings and report on student activities

-Provide a collegiate perspective and articulate mutual and differing concerns on a given issue

-Plan sessions geared for college students at the Michigan Music Conference with the NAfME Collegiate State Advisor

-Serve on the planning committee for the NAfME Collegiate Conference with the State Advisor and Early Careers Representative

-Network with and serve as a resource for collegiate NAfME members across the state and division

-Write articles/columns pertaining to the collegiate audience for publication in the Michigan Music Educator

-Monitor utilized forms of communication (including the Facebook State of Michigan NAfME Collegiate group page) to ensure accurate and timely messages are shared with collegiate members

-Represent the MMEA, NAfME, and NAfME Collegiate positively in all interactions

How do I become a State Representative?

State representatives are college music education majors who serve on overlapping two year terms.  They are self-nominated and peer-elected.  Elections take place each spring through chapter advisors.  If you are interested in opportunities to serve as State Representative, please contact a State Representative for more information.

How can I be active as a NAfME Collegiate member without serving as a State Representative?

One of the best ways to be active in state events is to keep in touch.  We use a Facebook group to be in contact with our membership.  If you are a member of Facebook, join the group http://www.facebook.com/NAfMECollegiateMichigan. If you are not a member of Facebook but would like updates, email a State Representative and ask them to keep you in the loop.

Another way to stay active is to attend the MMEA/NAfME Collegiate Conference and NAfME Collegiate sessions at the Michigan Music Conference.  We annually hold a business meeting at the Michigan Music Conference.  While a business meeting does not sound extremely appealing, it is very important for our membership to attend to share ideas and connect with people from across the state.  We also work to keep these meetings as exciting as possible.  In January 2011 we included a short presentation and question & answer session with NAfME President, Dr. Scott Shuler.

To know what’s going on, check out theNAfME Collegiate Update printed in each Michigan Music Educator Journal.  These updates reflect on past events, discuss upcoming events, and include other opportunities to get involved.

What if I have ideas I want to share or questions I’d like answered?

We value your input and will work to find solutions to best serve the collegiate membership across the state.  Please contact us!

Sarah Powell, University of Michigan       sfpowell@umich,edu
John West, University of Michigan            jmwes@umich.edu

Cory Micheel-Mays,
Jan 15, 2015, 3:21 AM
Cory Micheel-Mays,
Jan 15, 2015, 3:21 AM
Cory Micheel-Mays,
Jan 15, 2015, 3:21 AM