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Music Student Organizations

National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

NAfME (National Association for Music Education) is one of the world’s largest arts education organizations. The mission of NAfME is to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all.

As a college with an approved music education-licensing program, Bridgewater College has a collegiate chapter of NAfME. The BC chapter provides members with opportunities to enhance their education, fulfill PDP hours, and to have some fun as well. Please contact us if you want to know more.

For more information on the national NAfME organization, visit The site includes job information, numerous resources and a special collegiate section.

Our chapter of NAfME has sponsored events such as Orff workshops, music technology workshops, trips to V.M.E.A conventions, "Elementary School Day" when teachers from local schools teach lessons and then explain how they plan lessons and the methods they use, activities for "Music in Our Schools" month, and mock interviews.

NAfME Chapter Advisor: Dr. Christine Carrillo

BC Pep Band

This student-led group plays highly spirited music to motivate the crowd and cheerleaders at basketball and all home football games. Students select the music, organize rehearsals and create an annual policy. All student players and alumni are invited to join. The emphasis is on having fun.  The Pep Band rehearses before each game.

African Drumming Circle

Djembe and other instruments. Learn traditional beats and improvise.

Film Music Collective

Students create and perform scores for silent films.


College praise band performs at weekly chapel services. Includes singers, guitars, keyboards and rhythm.

Lift Your Voice Gospel Choir

Composed of and directed by BC students. Participation is open to all members of the student body, and focuses specifically on the uplifting messages in gospel music.