All members must serve on a committee every year for one semester of their choosing with the exception of their senior year. There is the Advocacy and Community Outreach Committee, the Fundraising Committee, and the Advertising and Social Media Committee. You can find the agendas of all meetings here.
Advocacy and Community Outreach
Chair: Julianna Tuttle
Ranking Members: Brianna Hanks and Kate Goodin
The role of this committee is to find ways advocate for music education inside and outside of Stetson University, connecting with the Boys and Girls Club, and reaching out to nearby schools to offer assistance, lessons, etc.
Julianna Tuttle (C/O 24′) is a Sophomore Music Education Major from Ocala, Florida. She is a member is the Stetson School of Music’s Concert Band and Horn Studio. She is also the editor of the School of Music’s monthly newsletter, The Presser Periodical. Julianna aspires to be either a middle school or high school band director. When not practicing or studying, she enjoys being outside with her dog, Haydn.
Brianna Hanks (C/O 22′) is a Senior Music Education Major. Her main instrument is trumpet and her secondary is voice. Brianna is originally from Coral Springs, FL, and attended J.P. Taravella High School. Brianna Hanks is the trumpet teacher for Stetson’s Community School of Music. She has been involved in many ensembles and organizations at Stetson including Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Women’s Chorale, Hatter Band, Hillel, and ACDA. In her spare time, Brianna loves doing makeup, reading books, and baking.
Kate Goodin (C/O 23′) is a Junior Music Education major. She is currently a member of Varsity, Alpha Chi Omega, the LEAD Intern for the 2021-2022 year, and a 2021 Focus Leader. She is so excited to serve in the Advocacy and Community Outreach Committee! Music has always been her deepest passion and she wants to share it with the surrounding community. CNAfME’s growth in the last two years has inspired her to become more involved within the Music Education family here at Stetson.
Chair: Melody Quiroga
Ranking Members: Kyori Rivera-Camacho and Emma Ruiz
The role of this committee is to find and maintain new venues of raising money for our chapter so that we can host events, bring in guest speakers, send members of the chapter to conferences, and donate money to schools, counties, etc.
Melody Quiroga (C/O 23′) is a Junior and has been studying the flute for 7 years and counting! She has served the past two semesters as a member of the Fundraising Committee and is looking forward to taking on the roll of Committee Chair. Melody is also a member of organizations such as FOCUS, Instruments of Healing and enjoy works for Stetson’s Community School of Music. She is also a proud member of Stetson University’s Symphonic Band. Roll Hats!
Kyori Rivera-Camacho (C/O 24′) is a Sophomore Music Education major at Stetson University. Born in Puerto Rico and Raised in Longwood, Florida, Kyori plays the clarinet and is a graduate of Lyman High School. Throughout his Freshman year, he has become an active member of the university through CNAfME’s Fundraising Committee and as a Focus Leader. An interesting fact about Kyori is that he used to live in California for a little bit when he was young!
Emma Ruiz (C/O 24’) is a Sophomore Vocal Music Education Major from Miami, Florida. She is currently involved in Stetson’s Chorale, Choral Union, ACDA and Instruments of Healing. She is looking forward to being a ranking member in the CNAfME Fundraising committee and continuing to grow her involvement in Stetson’s School of Music! She began singing in choir when she was in the 5th grade and continued throughout her senior year of High School. When she graduates she hopes to become a middle school or high school choir director.
Advertising and Social Media
Chair: Lauren Walton
Ranking Member: Thomas Langston
The role of this committee is to advertise all events, fundraisers, and activities that the chapter is hosting and/or participating in. This includes making posters, updating some aspects of the website, and some aspects of the bulletin board.
Lauren Walton (C/O ’22) is a Senior Music Education Major who is originally from Newnan, Georgia. She is currently a member of the Stetson School of Music’s Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, and Percussion Studio. Lauren grew up surrounded by music; at five years old, she began taking piano lessons, in sixth grade she began playing the trumpet, and in high school, she switched her focus to percussion. Back in Georgia, Lauren has three dogs: a Rat Terrier, an Akita/Pitbull, and a Saint Bernard. When she graduates, she hopes to become an elementary music teacher and further her studies in a music therapy certification program.
Thomas Langston (C/O 23′) is a Junior Music Education Major. He has served one semester on the Advertising and Social Media Committee in the Stetson chapter of CNAfME. He started french horn and string bass in 6th grade and continued through high school. He is a part of the horn studio, playing multiple ensembles such as the Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, and horn ensemble. Thomas is looking to earn his Bachelor’s in Music Education and teach where ever is available.