Who are we?
Duquesne University’s National Association for Music Education Chapter #159 (NAfME) is a collegiate organization for music education majors at the Mary Pappert School of Music. The organization offers professional development opportunities throughout the year for students, including workshops, professional speaker presentations, and the main opportunity being the annual Pennsylvania Music Education Association (PMEA) Conference.
What do we want to do?
Last year was the first time that the PMEA conference was back in person since the COVID-19 pandemic. We were fortunate through our crowdfund campaign, we were able to send 26 students to the PMEA conference, keeping their individual cost under $100. We hope to continue these efforts this year and send 30 members to the conference, keeping the cost affordable.
Why a PMEA Conference?
PMEA is a way for students to have professional development opportunities including speaking to music educators across the state, participating in professional workshops, talking to vendors about music education resources, and attending ensemble performances.
What will donations go towards?
Through our own fundraising efforts and membership dues, we have previously raised funds for approximately 26 students to attend the PMEA conference. However, since we anticipate over 40 students to show interest in attending the conference, the donated funds from this campaign would allow for 30 additional students to attend. The total cost of accommodations and registration for 30 people comes out to about $5700. Your donations would go towards conference registration and hotel accommodations!
● Eight hotel rooms at $155 per night (4 students per room) for 3 nights ($3720)
● PMEA Student Registration at $35 per student ($1050 total)
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We hope you will consider donating to the Fund PMEA Crowd Fund! Any and all donations are appreciated.
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