Important Chapter Links

MENC: The National Association for Music Education National Website: http://www.menc.org

Informational website for MENC: The National Association for Music Education with many resources for future (and current) music educators, including informational articles, music advocacy tips, and specialized area information, as well as other resources.

Indiana Music Educators National Association (IMEA): http://www.imeamusic.org

IMEA is a music education organization specifically for the state of Indiana.  Resources on their website include a page for college students, information about the annual convention and IMEA-sponsored activities, and much more.

The American Bandmasters Association (ABA): http://americanbandmasters.org/

Dr. Edwin Franko Goldman, composer, conductor, and founder of the Goldman Band, recognized problems and challenges to the band movement. Believing that quality music for band could and should be offered to the public, Goldman arranged for a small group of outstanding bandmasters to meet in New York in order to discuss the problems of their profession. All agreed that through a combined effort, better bands and better repertoire could emerge. Goldman's idea for establishing The American Bandmasters Association (ABA) had its inception with this meeting.

The American Choral Directors Association (ACDA): http://acda.org/

Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose central purpose is to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. In addition, ACDA strives through arts advocacy to elevate choral music's position in American society.

The American String Teachers Association (ASTA): http://www.astaweb.com

The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.

The Conductors Guild: http://www.conductorsguild.org/

Throughout its 35-year history the Conductors Guild has served as an advocate for the conducting profession throughout the world. Its membership of over 1,600 represents conductors on a global scale.

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