faculty advisor: Dr. Jim sparrow


National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.

Mars Hill University’s chapter of NAfME focuses on further educating our members through discussions of real world scenarios. The goal of the chapter is for every music education major to feel comfortable entering the profession upon graduation. Monthly meetings are held to discuss important topics in education as well as to plan upcoming events.

Upcoming Events:

  • December 1, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - Guest Speakers Michael Wilson and Fran Shelton will be at MHU. Mr. Wilson is the former band director at T.C. Roberson High School and Ms. Shelton is the former band director at Hendersonville High School. 
  • February 11, 2017 (Time TBD) - Sonja Guthrie will conduct an instrument repair clinic - more details forthcoming

Chapter Officers:

President: Katherine Girtman (
Vice President: Natasha Padgett (
Treasurer: Sydney Bryant (
Secretary: Brian Kurtz (

Contact Katherine Girtman ( if you have questions about the chapter or have an interest in becoming a member.