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Student Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Student Advisory Council is to serve as an ambassador and liaison for all students pursuing the study of music at USCA, regardless of degree.  The council is comprised of all students participating in musical activities through the Department of Visual & Performing Arts.  The council will nominate three representatives of different musical disciplines to serve as liaisons to the music faculty:  one student from vocal/choral studies; one student from instrumental studies; and one student from composition/musicological studies.  In the case there are no suitable student representatives in one of the three areas, another student may be chosen to serve at-large by the council.  Students will nominate and elect the representatives annually at the beginning of each academic year. 

Collegiate Chapter for the National Association for Music Education (Collegiate NAfME)

The 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.

Since 1907, NAfME has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers. NAfME’s activities and resources have been largely responsible for the establishment of music education as a profession, for the promotion and guidance of music study as an integral part of the school curriculum, and for the development of the National Standards for Arts Education.

For more information, become a collegiate member, or renew membership, go to

American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)

Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music.  The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.

For more information, become a collegiate member, or renew membership, go to  


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University of South Carolina Aiken
471 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801
P: (803) 641-3305

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Friday : 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday : Closed

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