ASU NAfME Collegiate is a student group consisting of music education majors studying in the School of Music at Arizona State University. Dr. Jill Sullivan, associate professor of music education, has served as advisor to the group since 2000.

NAfME Collegiate affords students an opportunity for professional orientation and development while still in school, and enables students to gain an 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; and
  • the knowledge and practices of the professional music educator as facilitated through chapter activity.

What does NAfME Collegiate Do?

Members of NAfMe Collegiate develop professional development and service opportunities throughout the school year for music educators. Past activities have included workshops for Arizona teachers and preservice teachers. The ASU chapter of NAfME Collegiate hosted workshops presenters have included Tim Lautzenheiser, James Froseth, Quincy Hilliard, John O’Reilly, Sam Pilafian, Doris Gazda, Michael Allen, Bruce Pearson, and Anne McGinty.

The All-State Recordings Project assists teachers and students in the state of Arizona by providing quality recordings of the audition etudes for the High School Regional and All-State Honor instrumental ensembles. These recordings are made by faculty and graduates of the ASU School of Music and serve as a valuable resource for high school students preparing to audition for the elite state and regional honor ensembles.