Music faculty, local students represent FHSU at national conference

andrewsLaura Andrews, associate professor of music and adviser for the Fort Hays State University collegiate chapter of the National Association for Music Education, and three students attended the recent 2014 NAfME National In-Service Conference in Nashville, Tenn on Oct. 26 to 29, 2014.

Andrews was accompanied by Alexander Stout, Ellsworth senior and NAfME president, Erin Bundy, Chapman senior and NAfME vice-president and Halle Stephens, Arapahoe, Neb., sophomore and secretary-treasurer. This was the first time that FHSU’s delegation at the conference included student representation.

The conference was attended by 1,245 music educators and 235 collegiate members. Andrews’ presentation, “Before We Begin: Uncommon Courtesies, Realistic Expectations, and Healthy Habits to Ensure a Memorable and Meaningful Year for Your Students — and You,” attracted about 90 collegiate members and was her second consecutive presentation at the national in-service conference.

Andrews, Stout, Bundy and Stephens attended more than 20 sessions and performances by the Boston Brass, the United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus, and the 2014 All-National Honor Ensembles.

Information gleaned from conference sessions will be shared with FHSU collegiate members and music majors throughout the remainder of the academic year.

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