My name is Drew Villaca, and I am honored to currently serve as President of Kansas Collegiate NAfME. While 2020 tested us and forced us to adapt to new ways of life, we have endured, and will continue to do so into 2021. Everyday I am taken aback by the perseverance, skill, strength of will that music teachers and students in Kansas have shown throughout this past year. Members of Kansas C-NAfME must come together, now more than ever, to support one another and take advantage of the opportunities presented to us by being a part of this great organization. While we may still currently be isolated from one another, virtual conferencing offers new professional development and networking opportunities; we just need to take advantage of them. Take this time to reflect on the growth you have experienced throughout 2020, no matter how big or small. No matter what, every day, we continue to learn and grow as individuals and as future music educators.
Hope shines ever on the horizon. While we continue to support and show appreciation for one another during this time, never stop looking forward to the day when we will all be together, making music in person once again. Until that day comes, and long after, C-NAfME will continue to provide a community of support and growth for its members.
All the best,
Kansas Collegiate NAfME President