In addition to our performing ensembles, a variety of music fraternities, professional associations, and other organizations provide special opportunities for students and faculty in the Ball State School of Music. Below is a list of some of those organizations, with links to their Web sites.
American Choral Directors Association
This organization fosters and promotes choral music to Ball State University students and follows the national purposes of ACDA, which is to raise the choral art and train new choral directors. Ball State University's ACDA chapter was named National Chapter of the Year by the national organization in 2005.
Indiana Music Educators Association
IMEA supports and advances music education in Indiana by representing the united interests of music educators and students and by providing professional leadership and service in music education to enhance the arts in the schools.
Indiana Music Teachers Association
This organization advances the value of music study and music making to society and supports the professionalism of music teachers.
NAfME: The National Association for Music Education
NAfME provides opportunities for professional development, acquaints students with the responsibilities of the music education profession, and allows students to participate in programs, discussions, workshops, and performances.
National Band Association
This organization promotes the excellence of band, pride, and enthusiasm in the band movement, and a spirit of cooperation and dialogue among university band students, band directors, performers, representatives of the music industry, and all other supporters of the band movement. It encourages interested students to pursue careers in instrumental music and the composition and performance of quality music for wind bands.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
Phi Mu Alpha is a fraternity for men with a love of music. Membership includes men from a variety of majors as well as a group of faculty of diverse backgrounds. Interested students may call (765) 285-2621.
Pi Kappa Lambda
The Society of Pi Kappa Lambda is dedicated to furthering music in education and education in music in colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning that offer music degree programs in one or more fields. This objective is achieved through selecting and recognizing juniors, seniors, and graduate students who have demonstrated superior achievement in a program of instruction.
Sigma Alpha Iota
SAI is an international fraternity for women who express a strong interest in music. SAI holds recruitment in the spring and the fall for women who have completed one or more music courses. Women interested in joining this organization do not need to be music majors.
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