CMENC: Teaching teachers how to teach

The purpose of Collegiate Music Educators National Conference (CMENC) collegiate membership is to afford students an opportunity for professional orientation and development while still in school, thereby enabling students to gain an understanding of the basic truths and principles that underlie the role of music education as a profession. CMENC works to acquaint students with the privileges and responsibilities of the music education profession; provide all members with the opportunity to come into contact with leaders and peers in the music education profession through participation in programs, demonstrations, discussions, workshops, and performances planned by this chapter; enrich the surrounding community through outreach projects; and expose members to the music industry’s role in support of music education.

We participate in programs such as the Music Education National Convention in Madison during the fall, where the valuable sessions given by teachers from across the nation help us to stay current on developments in music education.

We also plan a retreat at Bjorklunden for a weekend, where we discuss ways to strengthen music education in our communities, talk to new and experienced teachers, and share research that the music education classes worked on throughout the term.

Anyone who is an advocate of music education is invited to attend CMENC meetings. The meetings are every other Monday at 9:17 p.m. in the Conservatory.