Professional Organzations

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 advisor: 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​

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Music Fraternities and Sororities

Delta Omicron is a professional co-ed music fraternity that is open by invitation to all students who have completed at least 5 credits in collegiate level music courses, and have maintained a GPA of at least 2.75. The main purposes of the organization include serving the School of Music and the community by promoting musical events, raising money for scholarships, and coordinating programs for young music students.  Advisor: Dr. Robert Lindahl

Kappa Kappa Psi  is the co-ed national honorary college band fraternity. Following in the tradition of the band clubs sponsored by Preston Mayhew in the 1930s, the Lambda Tau Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi was installed at Central Michigan University in the spring of 2006. The fraternity assists the Chippewa Marching Band in several ways. During band camp, the group is responsible for bringing and refilling water coolers so band members will never go thirsty. They sell band camp starter kits, mentor new members, and assist the managers and equipment staff with the issue and collection of instruments and uniforms. The can also be found delivering apples after halftime and tending to the water coolers on game days. Kappa Kappa Psi, however, assists more than just the Marching Band. The Brothers of Kappa Kappa Psi are dedicated to the existence and welfare of each of the bands here at CMU. We invite anyone who wishes to better the band program to visit us at Open Rush for the music service groups, which occurs early in the fall and spring semesters.  Advisor: Dr. James Batcheller

Phi Mu Alpha is a social, music-based fraternal organization that was founded to promote brotherhood among musicians and revolutionize the field of music. We work to spread American music all across the United States and throughout the Mid-Michigan area. The Nu Pi chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is open to all male CMU students who are at least 18 years of age.  Advisor: Dr. Scott Schumann

Sigma Alpha Iota is open to all women who have taken at least three music credits and who are in at least one performing ensemble. One must have a GPA of 3.5 overall, and have one faculty recommendation. There is no audition. Students will perform at the "Rose Musicale" but the performance is not assessed. There are dues. The purpose is to promote the role of music and the role of women in music worldwide.  Advisor: Dr. Adrienne Wiley​

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