NAfME Collegiate

Loyola University New Orleans National Association for Music Education Collegiate Chapter

Mission | Purpose | Chapter Officers | NAfME Preamble | NAfME History


Our mission will be to open-mindedly discuss our knowledge and experiences and those of other music educators in an attempt to further educate ourselves in the field of music education and make us stronger teachers. We will sharpen our leadership skills by promoting and supporting music and music education throughout campus and the community.


The purpose of Loyola University New Orleans NAfME Collegiate Chapter membership is to afford students an opportunity for professional orientation and development while still in school, and to enable students to gain an understanding of:

  • The basic truths and principles that underline 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. 

NAfME Collegiate Chapter Officers 2013-2014

  • President - Adrian Rotondo-McCord
  • Vice President - Doyle Cooper
  • Secretary – Jessica Kenney-Emily Britton
  • Treasurer - Julian Nunez
  • Michael Pizzini - President-Elect
  • Joanna Izaguirre - Vice President-Elect
  • Theresa Romero - Secretary-Elect
  • Kaylee Hayles - Treasurer-Elect

National Association for Music Education

PREAMBLE:  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 (NAfME) is to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all.


1907:  Keokuk, Iowa:  The Music Educators National Conference (MENC) was founded when 104 music teachers from sixteen states participated in a momentous conference for school music teachers.

1930:  Ninety students were members of the Music Educators Journals Clubs.

1930-40s:  As membership grew, these clubs began to pursue other endeavors beyond the mere marketing of magazines. They held meetings, elected officers, distinguished themselves as campus organizations, and
traveled off campus to attend music education conventions.

1941:  Membership in the Music Educators Journals Clubs rose to more than 1,000 students.

1946:  The MENC Committee of Directors authorized the establishment of the first chapters of CMENC.

1947-8:  In the school year following this inauguration, 2,374 students were registered as chapter members on 157 campuses.

2011:  MENC changed its formal name to the National Association for Music Education. Therefore, CMENC name was changed to NAfME Collegiate.

Present:  NAfME Collegiate is an indispensable part of NAfME, which is the largest national association devoted to the advancement of music education with more than 120,000 members.



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