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About our Chapter

CNAfME is the Collegiate chapter of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). Austin Peay's chapter includes music majors from all areas of the department. The chapter is actively involved in music education throughout the department, university, community, and state. NAfME students regularly host instrument petting zoos for local schools, help to organize APSU music outreach programs and events, raise funds for local music programs, and help to organize Tri-M chapters (high school music honor societies) in public schools. They also are regularly involved in local, regional, and national conferences including the State-wide Collegiate Kick-off Event, the NAfME National Conference, the Tennessee Music Education Association, and many others. In 2014, the APSU Collegiate chapter was a recipient of the NAfME Collegiate Chapter Growth Award.

Congratulations to these students who were elected as officers for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Mackenzie Kelly, President
Cheyenne Plank, VP of Membership
Cora Mayes, VP of Programming
Ben Hickson, Secretary
Trey Morris, Treasurer

Thanks to our 2016 - 2017 Chapter Officers for their year of service

Jill Vogel, President
Brittany White, Vice President (Programming)
Joseph Harness (Membership)
Mackenzie Kelly, Secretary
Cora Mayes, Treasurer 

Get Involved

APSU Collegiate NAfME Facebook Group
APSU Collegiate NAfME Public Announcements
Tennessee's State-wide Collegiate NAfME Facebook Group


Student Spotlight 

APSU Students participate in the 2017 CNAfME Kick-Off in Murfreesboro

APSU CNAfME students On Saturday, September 16, collegiate music majors from across the state participated in the annual CNAfME Kick-off event to gain pre-service professional development led by music educators from across the state. 



Cheyenne Plank NAfMECheyenne Plank (in center of photo) was one of four Tennessee music majors to attend the NafME National Advocacy Summit in Washington DC, in the summer of 2017. Cheyenne is the third student from APSU to attend the advocacy summit. Cheyenne is a junior music major with music education concentration (clarinet).



Austin Ward: Student Spotlight

Austin Ward: In the summer of 2016, APSU music education major, Austin Ward was one of three music students from Tennessee to attend the NAfME National Advocacy Summit in Washington D.C. This is the 2nd time in two years that an APSU student has attended this summit. Austin is from Lebanon, TN, and will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Music with Music Education concentration. He is the 2016-2017 Treasurer for Tennessee's Collegiate NAfME chapter.


APSU Music Student Davey Edmaiston in Washington DC

Davey Edmaiston: In the summer of 2015, APSU's immediate past-president of CNAfME, Davey Edmaiston, was one of four music students from Tennessee to participate in Hill Day: NAfME's National Advocacy Summit in Washington. D.C. Davey (left) with Dr. Glenn Neirman (President of NAfME), with three other collegiate music students from Tennessee, standing outside the office of Tennessee Senator, Lamar Alexander.