Dear CSU Music Student,
Music Student Advisory Council
During the academic year, the Music Student Advisory Council meets monthly with the Music Program Head. Members receive updates on ongoing music and SMTD projects and policies, as well as serve as a forum to discuss issues that directly affect students.
The council will be comprised of six undergraduate students and three graduate students as follows:
- 1 undergraduate from each of the four classifications (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior)
- 2 undergraduate students at-large
- 2 residential graduate students
- 1 online graduate student
Nominees must be matriculated into a CSU music degree program, and must be full-time students during the semester of service. Nominees must hold a 2.8 GPA to be eligible.
Nominations, including self-nominations, should be sent to Sandra Sanchez at Sandra.Sanchez@colostate.edu no later than Friday, January 29, 2021.
Local, Regional, and National Associations
American Guild of Organists
The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to foster a thriving community of musicians who share their knowledge and inspire passion for the organ. The American Guild of Organists (AGO) is the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields. The Guild serves approximately 14,700 members in approximately 300 chapters throughout the United States and abroad. agohq.org
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Joel Bacon
American String Teachers Association Student Chapter
Membership in ASTA can be a very meaningful and rewarding experience. As a student member, you’ll receive the quarterly American String Teacher journal, networking opportunities via Facebook, discounted rates at ASTA conferences and workshops, and recognition through journal, website, and awards program. Plus, you may take advantage of all the national member programs and benefits that ASTA has to offer.
Membership as an individual student has many advantages, but membership in a student chapter adds strength, through unity, to become a strong voice for string music education. Through student membership, you can demonstrate your support for the improvement of string education and performance. ASTA can help you and your fellow students achieve your goals—and you can be actively involved in making things happen! astastrings.org
Faculty Advisor: Leslie Stewart
Collegiate National Association for Music Educators
CNAfME is an organization open to students who are interested in any phase of music teaching. Its purposes are: 1) to provide for professional development beyond the usual matters of classroom instruction; 2) to make it possible for students to further their education through participating in state, division, and national meetings of the NAfME and in on-campus activities of the Chapter; and 3) to provide opportunities for students to become acquainted with leaders in the profession. Annual chapter dues cover student fees from the national, state, and student chapters. Also included in this sum is reduced admission to the annual CMEA state convention, nine issues of the Music Educators Journal, and four issues of the Colorado Music Educator. nafme.org.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Seth Pendergast
Fort Collins Music Teachers Association
FCMTA is an affiliate of the Colorado State Music Teachers Association (CSMTA) and Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). Music Teachers National Association’s membership includes 24,000 collegiate and private music teachers, with affiliates in all fifty states and over 500 local associations such as ours. Our members are dedicated to enhancing the quality of music education and promoting musical culture in our communities. fcmta.org
CSU Musicology Club
The CSU Musicology Club aims to explore the academic study of sound or music in a fun and exciting manner. Through invigorating discussions and a variety of events, students will better understand their relationship with music and the field of musicology. Events may include: Guest speakers, attending and discussing live performances, opera/symphony movie nights, traveling to musicological conferences. csumusicologyclub.weebly.com
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Abigail Shupe
Club email: email@example.com
Registered Student Organization found on RamLink
Music Therapy Student Association
The purpose of the music therapy student association is to provide students with the opportunity to become familiar with the American Music Therapy Association, and to provide supplemental learning experiences to their classroom studies. This is accomplished through the efforts of the club to bring in clinicians, speakers, and to provide the opportunity to participate in volunteer projects. MTSA is open to all interested students. musictherapy.org
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Andre Knight
Delta Omicron is a professional fraternity for women and men interested in pursuing a career in music. It requires a 3.0 average in music and a 2.0 average in all other subjects. Delta Omicron was founded to foster fellowship and to arouse the appreciation of good music. Colorado State's chapter is involved in service projects throughout the year. They also sponsor a faculty recital, private musicals, and lectures. delta-omicron.org
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity is a national men's music fraternity dedicated to the support and advancement of music in America. Sinfonia works to foster music at the University level, in the community, and nationally. The group is open to men interested in music with an overall GPA of at least 2.4. sinfonia.org.
Sigma Alpha Iota
The mission of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is to encourage, nurture, and support the art of music. SAI supports and encourages women musicians of all ages, races, and nationalities, and promotes programs and activities that stress the love and importance of music in our lives. The Mu Tau chapter was chartered in 2017, and is open to women who have completed at least one semester at CSU, who have at least a 2.5 GPA, and who have completed (or are in the process of completing) at least one music credit at CSU.