American Choral Directors Association

American String Teachers Association (ASTA) promotes excellence in string and orchestra contemporary America because playing and teaching of string and orchestra music adds to one's quality of life in a unique way. The CMU college chapter is open to any string playing student

National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is a student group at CMU open to anyone interested in music education. The emphasis of this group is on helping to train, educate, and support music educators so that they can obtain the highest level of professionalism possible within their vocation. Annual dues entitle the member to national membership and periodic magazines and other materials. Chapter advisors: Dr. Sue Gamble and Dr. Daniel Steele.

Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) has existed since 1876 to support music teaching and the art of music. Founded by Theodore Presser and sixty-two colleagues, MTNA is America's oldest professional music association. Today, MTNA is a nonprofit organization of 24,000 independent and collegiate music teachers committed to furthering the art of music through programs that encourage and support teaching, performance, composition and scholarly research. Many university music departments throughout the U.S. have MTNA student chapters, which allow tomorrow's music teachers to get involved today. MTNA student members augment their classroom learning through the educational, musical, social and professional experiences offered at chapter meetings and activities. Chapter advisor: Dr. Adrienne Wiley​