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 Taylor University, 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

Jessica Baker – Sr. Collegiate Representative


Jessica Baker is a Senior at the University of Indianapolis, pursuing a B.S. in Music Education with a minor in Applied Spanish and an Honors concentration from the Strain Honors college. She is a part of many organizations and fraternities, including Kappa Delta Pi, Indiana Music Educators Association (IMEA), and Mu Phi Epsilon, in which she has served as historian and RSO Representative. She currently serves as the State Collegiate Representative for IMEA, and votes on the IMEA board on behalf of collegiate music education students and serves the needs of the Indiana chapters of cNAfME. Jessica is also a violinist, spending most of her time outside of school teaching privately on the northside of Indianapolis to students of all ages. She has played with various groups and at many venues, including the Booth Tarkington Palladium in Carmel, Indiana, and with the Indianapolis Philharmonic Orchestra. Within the UIndy chamber orchestra, she has served as principal second violinist and she has been featured in masterclasses with the Indianapolis Quartet. When Jessica is not actively working on furthering her education and musicianship, she spends her time working for the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL), a non-profit organization housed at UIndy in which she serves as student work and office administrator, compiling data and beautifying press releases on behalf of the non-profit.


Mackenzie Martin – Jr. Collegiate Representative


Mackenzie Martin, of Indianapolis, Indiana is a Junior at Anderson University studying music education.  She has been a participant in both the Anderson University Chorale and Women’s Chorus. Mackenzie serves as President for the cNAfME chapter at Anderson University. Mackenzie stays involved throughout campus participating in campus-wide activities. In the summer, you can find her hiking and kayaking as well as seeking out opportunities to align herself with programs that care for and mentor the youth.