David M. Royse, Ph.D.
Tennessee CNAfME State Advisor
The 2019 Tennessee CNAfME Fall Kickoff was held on Saturday, September 28, at Middle Tennessee State University with Dr. Jennifer Vannatta-Hall serving as local host. It was a tremendous success. There was a total of 113 faculty and students in attendance. Tennessee universities represented were: Austin Peay State University, Belmont University, Bethel University, East Tennessee State University, Lee University, Maryville College, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Tech University, University of Memphis, UT-Chattanooga, UT-Knoxville, and UT-Martin.
Dr. Bridget Sweet, Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of Illinois, gave the keynote address, “Embracing Wonderfulness, Warts, and All: Teaching Music in Middle School and Beyond.” In addition, there were fourteen presentations given by college faculty. During the annual Business Meeting, the 2019-20 Tennessee CNAfME state officers were elected. They are:
East Tennessee Regional President – Kirstine Andersen, UT-Knoxville
Middle Tennessee Regional President – Andrew Greene, Middle Tennessee State University
West Tennessee Regional President – Hannah Etheridge , Bethel University
Vice President/Public Relations Officer – Cydnee Young, UT-Knoxville
Secretary – Emily Deinken, Lee University
The 2020 Tennessee CNAfME Fall Kickoff will be hosted by Austin Peay State University. The date will be sometime in September.