Greetings Collegiate Members,
Welcome back to another exciting school year! I hope your summer has proved to be a great time of rest and relaxation for all that lies ahead. Before the stress of methods classes, practice logs, and music history hit us full force, I would like to provide you with a small bit of encouragement. We are not just studying to be music educators. We are training to become life changers, culture creators, and superheroes in our own right. Like the teachers who inspired us through music, I firmly believe that each and everyone of you will make an amazing positive impact on the world.
Our largest and most important event this year is the collegiate summit on October 9th. It will be hosted at the University of Alabama in the newly renovated Ferguson Center, and will be catered by one of Tuscaloosa’s local barbecue establishments. In addition to accomplished guest speakers, the board is putting together a panel of recent graduates to answer any and all questions we as aspiring music educators have. It will be a great opportunity to not only learn how to best prepare for the teaching field, but also to network and make viable connections to those already there. It is an event you definitely do not want to miss!
Lastly, if you have not already, now is a great time to renew your NAfME membership. Doing so will keep you in the loop with all music education developments and professional opportunities.
The Board is putting all of our creative energy into making this an amazing year for the collegiate division, and I’m very excited to be a part of it. If you have any questions
commentsor concerns please feel free to contact me at any time!
AMEA Collegiate Division President