Illinois Wesleyan University Collegiate NAfME chapter’s mission is to serve as a professional organization for future music educators by offering opportunities to develop professional skills and interactions with musicians, practicing music educators, local music students, and student colleagues through local events, state conferences, and national platforms. The purpose of the Association shall be the advancement of music education, and in specific furtherance thereof: (a) to conduct programs and activities to build a vital musical culture and an enlightened musical public fort he benefit and the general welfare of all persons; (b) to ensure that every student shall have access in school to a balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instructions; (c) to improve the quality of teaching, research, and scholarship in music; (d) to promote the involvement of persons of all ages in learning music; (e) to foster the utilization of the most effective techniques and resources in music instruction; and (f) to facilitate the effective pre-service and in-service preparation of music teachers.
Meetings: IWU Collegiate NAfME meets twice a month in Presser Hall.
Membership requirements: IWU members must be a collegiate member of the National Association for Music Educators organization.
Membership dues: Members are only required to pay national dues that are determined at that level. Currently students pay $34/year and receive monthly and quarterly national music teaching journals, have access to 100 years of past journals and current specialty items/books, can attend state and national conferences at a reduced rate, and can connect with other music educators and students across the country.