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Student Organizations

Student Advisory Council

The SAC is made up of student volunteers and exists to facilitate communication between School of Music students and administrators. Within the School of Music, the council seeks to give students a voice, identify and resolve concerns, and promote and encourage involvement in organized events and activities. The SAC sponsors several recurring events including a weekly Jam Session and the weekly “Concerts at Noon” performance series, participates in the Fall Forum, and hosts the annual Audition Day Lunch for auditionees.

2021-2022 Council Members

(we opted not to put personal contact info out this year, primarily because we want people to contact the sac through one of the two aforementioned methods).

  • Professor Steven Ricks - Faculty Adviso
  • Taylor Rane (President) - Choral Music Education, Voice
  • Courtney Lawson - BA Music, Voice
  • Ashley Rands - Trombone Performance
  • Bailey Frame - Harp Performance
  • Amberlee Abbott - Piano Performance
  • Emily Steele - Vocal Performance
  • Kayla Farnsworth - Instrumental Music Education, Oboe
  • Louisa Porter - Vocal Performance
  • Adam Keith - Commercial Music, Guitar
  • Hadley Holman - Instrumental Music Education, Flute
  • Brooke Baird - Instrumental Music Education, Violin
  • Randall Smith - Music Composition Graduate Student, Trombone

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National Association for Music Education (NAFME)

NAfME is the largest organization for music educators in the country, and BYU’s collegiate chapter is the largest in Utah. Look for NAfME-Collegiate information on bulletin boards. Music education majors are expected to join; registration fees are approximately $30 per year. Members receive monthly music education journals, are invited to attend monthly meetings featuring guest speakers and other activities, and obtain reduced registration rates for the State Convention held in St. George each February. Faculty advisor is Dr. Sam Tsugawa.

Student chapter of National Association of Teachers of Singing (SNATS)

SNATS 1) aims to provide quality performance, education, and service opportunities for classical and musical theatre singers that will enrich the university community; 2) seeks to advance knowledge about the professions of singing and teaching; and 3) provides fellowship among voice students and faculty on campus and with national SNATS, as well as in the community. Membership is open to any student, or student spouse, interested in vocal music. Minimal annual dues are required. Faculty advisor is Dr. Rob Brandt.