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NAfME Chapter Organization

The Wheaton College chapter of the National Association for Music Education serves as the official student organization of the Conservatory of Music.

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is an organization of American music educators dedicated to advancing and preserving music education and as part of the core curriculum of schools in the United States. NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations and it is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education and teaching. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music teachers at all teaching levels for more than a century.

NAfME Collegiate Chapter at Wheaton College

The Wheaton College NAfME chapter is open to all Wheaton students who are interested in growing in music education and teaching. As individual members of NAfME collegiate chapter, the participants will have the opportunity to develop their teaching skills and understanding of the music teaching profession. Furthermore, participants will benefit through networking, advocacy and professional development resources. Collectively, the Wheaton College NAfME chapter meets several times a semester to learn from and interact with leaders in private, public, and collegiate music educators, private music teachers, musicians, school administrators and Wheaton College Conservatory alumni.

NAfME Collegiate Chapter Officers 2019-2020

Amy Kirk, President
Major: Music Education, Choral Concentration
Instrument: Voice
Joanna Sire '22, Vice President
Major: Music Education, Choral concentration
Instrument: Voice
Allison Chang '21, Secretary
Major: Music Education, Elementary Concentration
Instrument: Viola
Jayme Polites '21, Business Manager
Major: Music Education, Band concentration
Instrument: Percussion
Felicity Roche '22, Chaplain
Major: Music Education, Choral Concentration 
Instrument: Voice

Dr. Gina Yi, Faculty Advisor
Assistant Professor of Music Education