NAfME - Collegiate


Welcome to the NAfME Collegiate branch of the

Missouri Music Educators Association.

Missouri NAfME Collegiate is the state collegiate chapter of the National Association for Music Education.  The National Association for Music Education is among the world’s largest arts education organizations and is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. 
The purpose of NAfME Collegiate membership is to afford students an opportunity for professional orientation and development while still in school, and to enable students to gain understanding of:
·         The basic truths and principles that underlie the role of music in human life.
·         The philosophy and function of the music education profession.
·         The professional interests of members involved in the local, state, division, and national levels.
·         The music industry's role in support of music education.
·         The knowledge and practices of the professional music educator as facilitated through chapter activity.

If you are a professional or student in the field of music education, we encourage you to join and participate in MMEA, NAfME or your collegiate chapter of NAfME-C. 

 President's Message

 To all NAfME Collegiate Missouri Members,

I am happy to serve as the NAfME Collegiate President of Missouri for the 2013-2014 year. The executive board and I are working diligently to provide engaging clinics and experiences for collegiate members for the 76th Annual MMEA In-Service Workshop/Conference.   In addition, we are in the process of improving the registration process, distributing membership and programming newsletters, and planning an exciting mixer just for collegiate members at MMEA! Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to help make this yet another successful year for NAfME-C!
Musically Yours,
-Mackenzie Farris
NAfME Collegiate President of Missouri 


Past President's Message

Dear all NAfME Collegiate Members of Missouri,
It has been an honor serving as NAfME Collegiate President of Missouri this past year. Many things were a great success in making the 75th Annual MMEA In-Service Workshop/Conference the best I have ever attended. Registration went smoother than ever before, the sessions were very informative, the history room went off without a hitch and the mixer was a blast. I wanted to express my gratitude to all of you for making this process
 so rewarding. We registered 438 members this year of which 67 were either new or renewed memberships. Simply amazing!. Below are some introductions to your new 2013 NAfME-C of Missouri Executive Board. Thank you again and I hope you continue to support your new officers and all of their great ideas for the future!

With Gratitude,
David Schatz
NAfME Collegiate Past President of Missouri

Click here to check out some photos of the mixer.

Mackenzie Farris: NAfME-C President of Missouri

Mackenzie is a Junior Instrumental Music Education major at Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. She is the current Vice President of Programs at Missouri State, a member of the Alpha Mu chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, and performs with the University Symphonic and Bear Mania basketball bands. Outside of school Mackenzie enjoys camping, canoeing, baking, and planning her wedding. Upon graduation she plans to gain employment as an elementary or middle school band director.

Caleb Haselhuhn: Missouri NAfME-C Vice-President of Membership

Caleb Haselhuhn is in his second year of study as a music education major at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in music and will also complete the Master of Arts in Education (MAE) program at TSU. Upon graduation, Caleb plans to enter a career as a high school music educator and then delve into the world of professional conducting. Caleb is involved in the TSU NAfME-C Chapter, Wind Symphony, Cantoria, Statesmen Marching Band, saxophone quartets, NSCS, and the Pershing Society. Outside of school, Caleb loves playing tennis, participating in theatrical productions, cooking, watching movies, and spending time with his family, friends, and dogs.


Julia Janda: Missouri NAfME-C Vice-President of Membership 
Julia is a Junior at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and majoring in music education and clarinet performance. Julia is the current president of NAfME-C at UMKC, and she is the treasurer for the Conservatory Student Association and Gamma Alpha Lambda. She is an active performer in the UMKC Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble as well as the Heritage Philharmonic out of Independence, MO. Outside of school, Julia enjoys watching baseball and football with friends and family.

Dylan Fornshell: Missouri NAfME-C State Secretary
Dylan is a sophomore at Missouri State University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music Education. At Missouri State University Dylan sings tenor in Concert Chorale, Chamber Singers, and is involved in the formation of an extracurricular Men’s Chorus. He is involved in the rebirth of the Department of Opera at MSU, most recently singing the role of Monostatos in Mozart’s The Magic Flute. He play’s piano in one of the jazz bands. Dylan is a member of NAfME-C, NEA, and Mu Phi Epsilon. Outside of school Dylan is actively involved in music within his church playing piano for one of the contemporary services and serving as music director when needed. Upon graduation Dylan plans to attend graduate school to pursue a Master’s of Music in Choral Conducting.


Tom Trimborn NAfME-C Scholarship

Tom Trimborn has well over forty years teaching experience and came to Missouri’s Truman State University in 1993 to be the Director of the graduate Master of Arts in Music Education (MAE) degree program. What many people may not know about him is that he is an experienced artist having written and illustrated numerous articles that have appeared in national and state publications including the Missouri Music Educators Magazine for which he has proudly provided art for more than 70 covers. His fifteen original portraits of concert and jazz band pioneers are on permanent display at the United States Air Force Academy Band rehearsal facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado and his Lonely Leader portrait of Abraham Lincoln is also on permanent exhibit at the First Presbyterian Church (Lincoln’s Church) in Springfield, Illinois. In addition, thirty-one of his works appear in his book Encounters With Lincoln: Images and Words published in 2005.In high school Tom took as much art as he did music and studied art privately for a short time before deciding to enter college as a music major. In his early teaching career as a high school band director, he regularly provided artwork for concert and recital program covers and record jackets. Then as well as now, during the summer months, he always manages to find enough time to devote to his artwork, completing pieces to accompany articles or appear as magazine covers. The types of media in which he works include number two pencil or colored pencil only, colored pencil and watercolor or tempera paint combined, scratchboard (working in reverse from black to white), and a pointillism pen and ink technique. He feels that each medium and method is distinctive and helps to convey a specific feeling and impression.
Prints of selected Missouri School Music Magazine covers as well Tom’s original unframed artwork will be available for purchase in order to establish a NAfME-C scholarship to be awarded to outstanding Missouri music education majors who are within two years of completing their degree program to be used to help supplement their educational expenses. At this year’s MMEA convention, 21 different prints will be available for purchase as well as 44 of the originals. Prints are reasonably priced at just $10.00 per and the originals at various prices – to be purchased with cash or check only. Be sure and stop by the NAfME-C booth to get your prints and originals while supplies last.
In years following the 2014 convention different prints and original cover art will be available to continue building the NAfME-C scholarship fund.

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