National Association for Music Education
All students intending to become music educators in the future are strongly encouraged to become a member of NAfME-C (National Association for Music Education – Collegiate). Truman’s chapter of NAfME-Collegiate helps students network with other students, practicing educators, and school administrators throughout the state and nation.
The group holds meetings and programs on campus each year and at the annual MMEA (Missouri Music Educators) Conference held each January in Osage Beach, Mo., to promote increased interest and knowledge in best practice pedagogy and program building, quality of teaching, research, and scholarship in music.
Phi Mu Alpha
Phi Mu Alpha national is a professional men’s music fraternity with a collegiate chapter at Truman. Its ranks include vocalists and instrumentalists, music and non-music majors alike. The alumni of the Upsilon Phi chapter include performers, educators, businessmen, doctors, lawyers, community leaders, and professionals of all types. In addition to personal encouragement and support, members may receive scholarships, loans and awards in many areas and at all levels of music-related study.
Pi Kappa Lambda
An honor society, Pi Kappa Lambda is the only music organization recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. It was dedicated by its founders to fostering of scholarly interest in the theoretical and historical aspects of music and to the pursuit of eminent achievement in performance, composition, music education, and research.
Sigma Alpha Iota
Truman’s Epsilon Pi chapter of the national women’s music fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota, promotes interaction among those who share a commitment to music—whether you’re a music major or not. In addition to personal encouragement and support, members may receive scholarships, loans and awards in many areas and at all levels of music-related study. Sigma Alpha Iota has long been recognized as a leader in the field of music and provides a lifetime of fraternity contact.
Truman Percussion Society
The Truman Percussion Society is dedicated to supporting the percussion program and promoting the percussive arts and education in the northeast Missouri area. In addition to regularly scheduled master classes by the faculty and graduate students, TPS sponsors annual master classes and concerts by regional and international guest percussion artists.
Membership is expected of all applied percussion majors and minors, and is open to any Truman student interested in learning more about and supporting the percussive arts. Members are also encouraged to be members of the Percussive Arts Society, the largest international organization of its kind for students, teachers, performers, and composers of percussion music.
For more information, contact Dr. Michael Bump (email@example.com).