NAFME Elects Deborah A. Confredo National President-Elect 2022-2024
On February 10, 2022, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) announced 2022-2024 National President-Elect Deborah A. Confredo, elected by NAFME members, along with the elected Presidents of the Center Divisions. -north, south and west. .
RESTON, Go., February 15, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Enabled February 10, 2022the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) announced the 2022-2024 National President-elect, Deborah A.Confredoelected by the members of the NAFME. Deborah A.Confredo is a 42-year veteran music teacher. She is currently Professor of Music Education and Director of Online Graduate Studies in Music Education at Temple Universityand Past President of the NAFME Society for Research in Music Education.
Every two years, NAFME members vote for the next person to lead the association, setting the direction for NAFME in achieving the association’s strategic plan. The association appreciates the contributions to music education of all applicants who participate in this process and looks forward Deborah A.Confredo continue its long tradition of leadership in the field of music education.
Learn more about the selected presidents-elect:
NAfME National President Elect 2022-2024: Deborah A.Confredo. Deborah A.Confredo taught instrumental music in elementary, middle and high school New York and Pennsylvaniaand was a music teacher at Illinois State University, University of Illinoisand Temple University. She is currently Professor of Music Education and Director of Online Graduate Studies in Music Education at Temple University, and Past President of the NAFME Society for Research in Music Education. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, the New Jersey Music Educators Association, and the Louisiana Music Educators Association (LMEA). She is a member of the LMEA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council; Professional Development Committee; and the Louisiana Music Adjudicators Association. Learn more.
North Central Division President-elect: Kim Bruguier. Kim Bruguier teaches Elementary General Music and Beginner Band at LB Williams Elementary in Mitchell, South Dakota. She also leads a middle school show choir and is a color guard instructor for the high school marching band. Ms. Bruguier is Director of the Mitchell Area Children’s Choir, Vice President of the Sioux Valley Orff Chapter, Past President and Conference Director of the South Dakota Music Education Association, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Education for Dakota Wesleyan University. Learn more.
South Division President-Elect: Susan L. Smith. Susan L. Smith has been an educator for over 25 years at the elementary through college levels, including general music, choir, band, orchestra, guitar, and educational pedagogy in Florida, Virginiaand Alabama. She has been an author, clinician, conductor and judge across United States and is currently a lecturer in music education and French horn University of Troy. Smith is the current president of the NAFME Collegiate Advisory Council, past president of the Alabama Music Educators Association, and past president of District VI of the Alabama Bandmasters Association. Learn more.
Western Division President-Elect: Michael D. Stone. Michael D. Stone is the Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator for the Bakersfield City School District, overseeing arts programs in 33 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 3 middle schools. Prior to this position, he was an instrumental music teacher for over 14 years at Chipman Junior High School, also in the Bakersfield City School District. Mr. Stone is a Past President of California MEA, CBDA, CMEA Central Section, Kern County Music Educators Association, and is currently the Chairman of the NAfME Council of Music Program Leaders, appointed by the President of NAfME. Mackie Spradley. Learn more.
The National Association for Music Education, among the largest arts education organizations in the world, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAFME advocates at local, state and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents and administrators; organizes professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association has supported music teachers at all levels of education for over a century. With more than 50,000 members teaching millions of students nationwide, the organization is the national voice for music education in United States.
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