Sonoma State University music students present at 2021 CASMEC Virtual Conference

February 19–21, students will be attending a virtual CASMEC conference and this year, our own Music Education club will be presenting on The Importance of Hands-on Learning and Community Outreach
February 15, 2021
The Importance of Hands-on Learning and Community Outreach

"This presentation will highlight the importance of hands-on learning opportunities and community outreach within NAfME chapter meetings, to further advance skills learned in our courses. The clinicians will provide examples and demonstrations of how to get members active and involved in meetings. They will discuss how they achieve this in both pre-COVID and COVID meetings. 

The clinicians will also touch on community outreach and how to get authentic experiences while giving back to the community. These experiences include fundraiser ideas, instrument "petting zoos", and working with local students. NAfME Collegiate members will leave the presentation with various ways to get more involved in their chapters, and with authentic teaching opportunities they can incorporate into their own meetings. 

This clinic will be given by the leadership of Sonoma State University’s NAfME chapter. The leadership consists of Matthew Bowker (President), Sierra Smith (Treasurer), Natalie Cucina (Secretary) and Lilly Chavez (Social Chair). Their leadership consists of sophomores through seniors and thus gives a wide range of viewpoints and knowledge. 

Sonoma State University’s NAfME Chapter strives to serve the needs of its music students and the community throughout the state of California. Their chapter hosts many community events like annual Instrument Drives that give back to Sonoma County fire victims, and hosts a lab band consisting of local high school students. Sonoma State hopes to inspire other collegiate students to become the best educators they can be before entering their first year of teaching."