Collegiate NAfME is an opportunity for future music educators at the Collegiate Level to engage with their professional association while also gaining valuable skills at the local level through chapter programming and leadership opportunities. Collegiate members at the IMEA level maintain full access to membership benefits, while also gaining attendance at many programs through generous discounts.

Collegiate Chapters elect 1 representative to the IMEA Board of Directors each year, to serve a 2 year term.

Collegiate NAfME Chair

Penny Dimmick – 
Butler University, Faculty Chair

Dr. Dimmick joined the faculty of Butler University in 1991 where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in music education. Prior to her appointment at Butler she taught public school general music and percussion for seven years, and was an adjunct faculty member in music education and percussion at TaylorUniversity, Ball State University, and Marian University. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Taylor University and Master of Music and Doctor of Arts degrees in Music Education and Percussion Performance from Ball State University. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Indiana Music Educators Association (IMEA), as Collegiate Chair of the North Central division and on the National Collegiate Advisory Board of NAfME, The National Association for Music Education.


IMEA Collegiate Representatives

Ellie VanderVeen – Anderson University

Ellie VanderVeen, of Franklin, Indiana is currently a junior studying music education at Anderson University. At Anderson she studies voice with Dr. Richard Sowers and has performed in multiple ensembles, including the AU Chorale, Symphonic Choir, Wind Ensemble, and Orchestra as a clarinetist. Additionally, Ellie is the 2017 recipient of the mixed concert choir division’s American Dairy Association Winners Drink Milk! ISSMA Scholarship, active within her church choir and handbell choir, a member of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, an Anderson University Center for Public Service fellow, and serves as the Public Relations Coordinator of Anderson University’s cNAfME chapter. In the summer, Ellie enjoys volunteering as a director and choreographer with Our Town Players Theatre Company and a camp counselor through the Franklin Parks and Recreation Department.


Maya Davis – Butler University

Maya Davis is currently a junior studying Instrumental Music Education at Butler University. She is a clarinetist in the Wind Ensemble and has also spent the past two years performing with the Marching Band and Basketball Band. This year, Maya is serving as the Vice President of Programming for Butler’s cNAfME chapter, and is also the current President of the Alpha Beta chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi. This is her first year serving on the IMEA board as a collegiate representative.