NAfME Collegiate

2019 Collegiate Conference
Saturday February 23, 2019
Wayne State University (Detroit)
Join collegiate NAfME members from around the state of Michigan for the annual NAfME State of Michigan Collegiate Conference, hosted this year at Wayne State University! The theme for the 2019 one-day conference is “Administrative and Organizational Tasks for Music Educators.” 
The conference includes six sessions presented by professors from across the state of Michigan who have endless amounts of experience in curriculum building, fundraising for music
programs, and more. 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!
  • Early registration (prior to 2/16) is $20.00
  • Late/On-Site registration is $25.00 

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Schedule of Events

9 am: Registration/Breakfast
10 am: Fundraising Session with Victoria Miller, King H.S.
11am: Library and Inventory Session with Dave Mety, L’Anse Creuse North High School 
12 pm: Lunch 
1 pm: Copyright Session with Jeremy Peters, Wayne State University 
2 pm: Curriculum Planning Session with Dan Kesterke, Siena Heights University 
3 pm: Certification Session with Dr. Lisa Furman, Olivet College
4 pm: Resume and Interview Preparation with Dr. Abigail Butler, Wayne State University and Dr. Ashley Allen, Central Michigan University 
5 pm: Optional Dinner Outing 
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  Questions: please email Dr. Ashley Allen, Collegiate NAfME Advisor (CMU): 




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 NAfME Collegiate Michigan. 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!

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Grace Ann Pawluszka, Central Michigan University


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