NAfME is the professional association of music educators. Membership in the collegiate chapter (CNAfME) includes a subscription to the Music Educators Journal, Teaching Music, and The PMEA News, and reduced fees to attend NAfME state, regional, or national conferences, where students from other colleges and universities meet to share information about student teaching and employment opportunities.
The group meets monthly for presentations and social time together. Music Education majors are expected to join this organization and to attend monthly meetings as they relate to their course work.
Sigma Alpha Iota
Sigma Alpha Iota is an internationally incorporated professional fraternity for women in the field of music. Membership is based upon scholarship (a 3.0 average in music subjects and a 2.5 in college courses), musicianship, and personal character. It is open to all female music majors, minors, and non-music majors involved in a performing group. Its purpose is to promote high standards of professional performance and teaching as well as to further the development of music in American and foreign countries.
The Gettysburg chapter, Sigma Omega, was newly reorganized in 1998 and is one of 133 college chapters in the United States. SAI is active with campus musicales, the providing of ushers for various events, the hosting of recital receptions, and music philanthropy.
The American Choral Directors Association
Music majors with a particular interest in choral music and choral conducting are encouraged to become student members of this organization to receive publications and to have access to state, regional, and national conferences and Honor Choirs.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Robert Natter
Jazz Appreciation Society
The Jazz Appreciation Society was chartered in 1993. The group sponsors numerous jazz events around campus and concert trips to a variety of venues around Central Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Sunderman Student Advisory Council
The Sunderman Student Advisory Council represents the interests of the music student body and is comprised of elected representatives from each class. Council representatives are available to discuss issues with fellow students, to bring ideas to the faculty for consideration and to engage music students in working to address any concerns.
Candidates for class representative are solicited through an open nomination process and elected by majority vote. All music majors and minors are eligible to serve as representative for their respective class.
Faculty advisor: Dr. S. Kay Hoke