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Music & Dance Student Organizations

ASTA Student Chapter

The American String Teachers Association is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.

Contact: Roy Binder, rbinder@emich.edu

Crescendo Clarinet Club

To promote the understanding and art of clarinet playing to students at EMU.

Contact: Jonathan Polan, jpolan1@emich.edu
                 Sandra Jackson, faculty advisor, sjackso3@emich.edu

Dance Forum

Dance Forum seeks to enrich and support student activities in the EMU dance program. The forum hosts parties, organizes fundraisers, works with the student government and the forum faculty advisor, and presents special activities for freshmen. Fundraisers, community dance workshops, sponsoring master classes and producing concerts are some of our activities.

Contact: Phil Simmons, faculty advisor, psimmon2@emich.edu , 734.487.6691

Kappa Kappa Psi

The brothers of Kappa Kappa Psi believe that service to the college or university band program fosters responsibility, loyalty, and leadership; that a spirit of brotherhood is enhanced by the participation in a band program; that music is a universal language and truly the greatest of the arts; and that through fraternal participation, each member will strive for the highest standard of excellence.

Contact: Sean Coleman, scolem13@emich.edu
                 Mary Schneider, faculty advisor, mary.schneider@emich.edu

Mu Phi Epsilon, Epsilon Lambda chapter

Mu Phi Epsilon is a coeducational, international professional music fraternity whose purposes are the recognition of scholarship and musicianship and the promotion of friendship. Its aims are the advancement of music throughout the world, the promotion of musicianship and scholarship, loyalty to the Alma Mater and the development of a true bond of friendship. The fraternity is composed of collegiate chapters, alumni chapters and allied members.

Contact: Kelly McBride, kmcbrid4@emich.edu

Music Therapy Student Association (MTSA)

MTSA serves to educate music therapy majors and non-majors about music therapy. It provides opportunities for music therapy students to meet, learn and prepare for their career in music therapy and to educate the community about music therapy and provide community service opportunities for music therapy majors.

Contact: Megan Miller, mmill102@emich.edu

Tau Beta Sigma

Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority provides service to collegiate bands, encourages the advancement of women in the band profession, and promotes and enriches an appreciation of band music through recognition, leadership development and education of its members

Contact: Cassie Jensen, cjensen5@emich.edu
                 Amy Knopps, faculty advisor, aknopps@emich.edu


Directory of EMU Student Organizations

The School of Music & Dance is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold • Faculty Resources