The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) advocates for music in the public schools throughout the United States. The Collegiate division works to prepare students to be teachers through workshops, events, professional development, and conferences and conventions. Collegiate chapters in each state attend their state-wide music education organization’s conference or convention annually (i.e., New Jersey Music Education Association [NJMEA]) in hopes to become better prepared for the world of education.

The collegiate chapter at Montclair State University has a long history of volunteering at the NJMEA conference each February, hosting events at MSU that benefit both the chapter and the community (including a lecture by Dr. Nel Noddings in 2012), Praxis Review workshops each semester, job interview preparations, promoting membership and scholarly activity, and much more! Our most recent project includes the Brahms Curriculum Map, which can be found here.

Mission Statement

National Association for Music Education

Music allows us to celebrate and preserve our cultural heritages, and also to explore the realms of expression, imagination, and creation resulting in new knowledge. Therefore, every individual should be guaranteed the opportunity to learn music and to share in musical experiences.

The mission of the National Association for Music Education is to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all.