The Department of Music has the following organizations at UWG:
Being among the world's largest arts education organizations, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) 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. The organization at the college level is known as the Collegiate National Association for Music Education, or CNAfME.
Kappa Kappa Psi
Kappa Kappa Psi is a coeducational fraternal organization that prioritizes the growth and support of the band program at the University of West Georgia. Comprised of talented and hardworking musicians, Kappa Kappa Psi continues to provide support to all bands on campus through scholarship and musicianship both inside and outside of rehearsals. As a smaller part of the larger national organization, the Lambda Eta chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at the University of West Georgia strives to provide a pleasant and helpful social experience to everyone involved in West Georgia’s marching band “The Sound that Lights the South” and in West Georgia’s various concert bands and smaller ensembles.
Phi Delta Musicus
Phi Delta Musicus is a co-ed music service fraternity at UWG. The fraternity was formed in Fall 2005 when a group of about thirty men met to discuss forming a music organization. After much discussion, it was decided that they would not charter a chapter from other organizations but would instead create a new one. By January 2006 nine remained to organize this fraternity. These nine founders were Armand Tyson, Cory Speakman, Daniel Gray, Jared Ivey, Jeremy Massengill, Jessie Tomes, Jon DeLoach, Matt Scoggins, and Nick Silvestri. Together these nine men worked together with Jared Ivey at the lead and Faculty Advisor Dr. John Bleuel to create what would become Phi Delta Musicus. Phi Delta was officially founded on August 18, 2006. The fraternity has now crossed 58 members total. Phi Delta has done a variety of activities to raise money for and serve the UWG Music Department. Some of these include: Paint Fight, Car Bash, setting up/breaking down ensembles, assisting at Destination: Music & Saxophone Symposium, performing at Horizon Bay Retirement Living, cleaning practice rooms, providing a 5x5 UWG Band Logo and photographs for the band room, donating money for concerts, providing water for the marching band, breaking down equipment at practice, Valentine's Day flower sale, and bake sales.