National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

“NAfME is a national organization which strives to advance music education by promoting the understanding and making of music by all. It is our vision to lead the world in music education, and empower generations to create, perform, and respond to music” (nafme.org).

NAfME is open to anyone with an interest in music who values music education. The Peru chapter of NAfME is committed to providing an variety of enriching music experiences and service opportunities throughout our campus and community. An active campus organization, NAfME meets weekly on Mondays (5:00 p.m., Jindra 119) to discuss ideas, events, and activities.

As members of NAfME, students get the opportunity to attend the Nebraska Music Educators Association conference, held annually in Lincoln, Nebraska. As part of this three-day conference, students can attend workshops, All State rehearsals, master classes, and performances by local and regional high schools and colleges.

Please contact the faculty sponsor, Liz Stinman, for more information.

Community Involvement

Prestige Show Choir singing the National Anthem at the Saltdogs baseball game in Lincoln, Nebraska (2016)

Peru State’s ensembles have a strong presence and reputation on campus and throughout the southeast Nebraska community. As part of our ensembles, students will present four mainstage concerts per year, including the Peru State Choirs’ annual presentation of “The Magic of Christmas,” a campus- and community-wide event.

Following a more traditional show choir show in the fall, the Prestige Show Choir presents their annual Musical Theatre Showcase in the spring, a well-rounded compilation of solos, duets, and small and large ensemble numbers representative of a specific period or genre of musical theatre.

A campus and community favorite, the Hoyt Street Jazz Ensemble hosts “Jazz on the Green” in the fall and spring, a free, public outdoor concert with food and beverage provided by Campus Dining Services.

Unique opportunities also exist for our Peru State Choirs’ ensembles to perform the national anthem for sporting events both on-campus and locally.