The Cline School of Music: Professional Affiliations

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ACDA

A student chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) exists for the support and encouragement of music students planning to pursue a career as a choral director. ACDA is particularly beneficial to future (and present) music educators, church musicians, and conductors/participants in all types of vocal ensembles. Annual membership dues include a subscription to The Choral Journal and all privileges of participation in ACDA sanctioned events at the local, state, regional, and national levels.

MTNA

Membership in the MTNA North Greenville University Student Chapter provides the students with an important link to the nationwide community of professional music teachers. Through MTNA students can access resources and participate in projects that complete their education. Annual membership dues include a subscription to American Music Teacher and participation privileges in local, state, and national MTNA events.

NAfME (Collegiate Chapter #1054)

The purpose of the National Association for Music Education membership is to afford students an opportunity for professional development while still in school and to enable students to gain an understanding of the philosophy and function of the Music Education Profession, and the basic truths and principles that underlie the role of music in human life.
  1. Students receive a state and national journal (Music Educators Journal and Teaching Music) through membership dues.
  2. Students have opportunities to attend state and national in- service conferences.
  3. Students have access to professional teaching materials from NAfME.
  4. Students have opportunities to perform in Honor Ensembles sponsored by NAfME.
For information on Careers in Music at the NAfME website, click NAfME.

NATS / SCNATS

Each member of the Voice Faculty at North Greenville University's Cline School of Music is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and its corresponding South Carolina chapter, SCNATS. NATS was founded in 1944 and is now the largest association of teachers of singing in the world. Today NATS boasts more than 6,500 members in the United States, Canada, and over twenty-five other countries around the world.

Students of NATS members have access to one of the organization's most widely recognized activities: Student Auditions. They also have the opportunity, along with members, to compete at a national level through the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Awards (NATSAA). A student chapter of NATS (SNATS) was established at North Greenville University in the Fall of 2008 and enjoys the enthusiastic support of many students in the Voice Department.

For more information, visit the NATS and SCNATS websites.

Pi Kappa Lambda

North Greenville University's Kappa Eta chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda was established at the Cline School of Music on October 5, 2009. Pi Kappa Lambda is the premier American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of music. There are currently more than 200 active chapters and approximately 64,500 individual members in the organization. The installation of the Kappa Eta chapter at North Greenville University represented a significant milestone for the Cline School of Music and further establishes the excellence of our program among our peer institutions. Only outstanding students are elected by their faculty to join the society; and after graduation, students will continue to enjoy the benefits of having been recognized for such an honor.

Pi Kappa Lambda chapters are privileged to recognize and elect to membership students and graduates of the institution who have distinguished themselves among their peers both academically and as performing musicians. These students will continue to enjoy the benefits of having been recognized for such an honor long after graduation.

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SBCMC

The Southern Baptist Church Music Conference (SBCMC) is a national organization of Baptist musicians active at the local church, educational, or denominational level. The North Greenville University SBCMC student chapter is an organization for church music majors (and others) who anticipate working in a Southern Baptist church. Support, encouragement, practical experience, and fellowship with colleagues are important benefits of membership. Annual dues permit students to receive the Southern Baptist Church Music Journal as well as all privileges of participation in conferences, conventions, and events of the SBCM