Music Organizations

Student musicians can further their music appreciation outside of classroom, rehearsal and performance settings, too. There are a number of organizations that may be of interest!

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

NAfME is the professional association of music educators, and Gettysburg College is proud to host a collegiate chapter. 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.

Membership in the collegiate chapter includes:

  • Subscriptions to the Music Educators Journal, Teaching Music, and The PMEA News
  • Reduced fees to attend state, regional, or national conferences, where students from other colleges and universities meet to share information about student teaching and employment opportunities.

Faculty advisors: Dr. Russell McCutcheon and Dr. Brent Talbot.

Jazz Appreciation Society

The Jazz Appreciation Society was chartered in 1993. The group sponsors numerous jazz events around campus, including performances and speakers, and organizes concert trips to a variety of venues around Central Pennsylvania and Maryland.

The Society is dedicated to promoting the music of jazz around campus and the community, and is open to musicians and non-musicians alike.

Faculty advisor: Dr. John Jones

Sigma Alpha Iota

This internationally incorporated professional fraternity is for women in the field of music. Membership is based upon scholarship (2.65 minimum GPA in college courses), musicianship, and personal character.

Sigma AIpha Iota 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 College chapter, Epsilon Beta, was chartered in 1967 and is one of 219 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.

Faculty Advisors: Dr. Jocelyn Swigger, Dr. Marta Robertson, and Dr. Kathleen Sasnett.

American Choral Directors Association

Music majors with a particular interest in choral music and choral conducting are encouraged to become student members of the American Choral Directors Association. Members receive association publications and to have access to state, regional, and national conferences and Honor Choirs.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Robert Natter