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Department of Music - Student Organizations 


EIU NAfME Chapter 130NAfME

Our chapter's mission is to prepare the music education students at Eastern Illinois University to become the best teachers possible. We encourage our members to reach out and gain as much experience as is possible outside of our classrooms. By providing opportunities to interact with music students and teachers in our community, EIU's chapter hopes to help our members graduate with the confidence needed to succeed in their future endeavors.

Kappa Kappa Psi - Eta Delta ChapterKappa

Kappa Kappa Psi operates primarily as a student service and leadership recognition society whose chief aim is to assist the Director of Bands in developing the leadership and enthusiasm that is required of his/her band. Our goals are to provide the band not only with organized and concentrated service activities, but to give our membership valid and wholesome experiences in organization, leadership and social contacts. The honorary nature of membership is based on our premise that “it is an honor to be selected to serve” this band, its department of music, its sponsoring institution, and the cause of band music in the nation's colleges and universities.

Phi Mu Alpha - Xi Upsilon ChapterPhi Mu Logo

The object of this fraternity shall be for the development of the best and truest fraternal spirit, the mutual welfare and brotherhood of musical students, the advancement of music in America and a loyalty to the Alma Mater.

Tau Beta Sigma - Zeta Gamma ChapterTau Beta

Tau Beta Sigma is a highly respected pre-eminent music organization comprised of over 160 collegiate chapters and more than 3,800 collegiate members with a balanced representation of women and men. Strong leadership thrives throughout our organization and we have a solid financial foundation. We cultivate and sponsor a variety of music education programs for our diverse membership and work closely with collegiate band directors. Our alumni association is an integral part of Tau Beta Sigma, promoting diversity efforts, social networking and assisting members in enhancing their professional leadership and employment possibilities after graduation from college. We are actively engaged in the community through music. Tau Beta Sigma National Honoray Band Sorority provides service to collegiate bands, encourages the advancement of women in the band profession, and promotes and enriches and appreciation of band music through recognition, leadership development, and education of its members.

Student Advisory Board

The Department of Music Student Advisory Board serves as a channel of communication between students and the administration and faculty of the Department of Music at Eastern Illinois University.  Board members are nominated by the coordinators of each academic area and serve as a liaison for their respective areas. Student Advisory Board Bylaws.

  • The Student Advisory Board's main functions are to:
  • Provide communication between students and the faculty, administration, and staff in the Department of Music
  • Provide student opinions and advice on issues
  • Disseminate information to students
  • Provide a forum for students concerns
  • Develop leadership skills

2019-2020 Representatives:

  •  Cheyenne Brickner - Graduate Programs
  •  Rhys Barnes - Composition
  •  - Jazz Studies
  •  Makayla McPhedran - Teacher Licensure
  •  Austin Spillman - Teacher Licensure
  •  Resa Fuller - Performance
  •  Marizza Shepard- BA in Music

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are in invaluable group of music student who assist in department recruitment activities and serve as a liaison with prospective students and their parents.  Ambassadors help to answer questions from prospective students and their parents.  Student Ambassadors can expect to volunteer 2-8 hours per month. Click here for additional Information.

Meet our Ambassadors!

Application Form - Deadline--January 31, 2017

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