Kansas Consortium of Music Teacher Education Professors and Students

2019 Conference – Sep. 29-30, 2019
Registration: Aug. 15 – Sep. 15

2019 KCOMTEPS Conference Schedule (PDF)

2019 KCOMTEPS Info Flier (PDF)

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Society for Music Teacher Education-Kansas Chapter

2019 KCOMTEPS Clinician

Glenn Nierman

Glenn E. Nierman (BM, Washburn; MM, Cincinnati; DME, Cincinnati), NAfME Past President, is currently Glenn Korff Professor of Music Education and Associate Director at the Glenn Korff School of Music at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His public school teaching experience includes middle school general music and choir, as well as high school band and orchestra. He has authored numerous journal articles, made presentations at NAfME National Conferences, and given addresses at ISME World Congresses on five continents. Dr. Nierman was an author of the Revised National Music Standards (2014), the Opportunity-to-Learn Standards (2015), and NAfME’s Model Cornerstone Assessments (2016).


Collegiate NAfME-focused Session (Sunday night)

General Session (Monday morning)


Registration Fees

Pay by deadline (mail-in): $10.00
Pay online by credit card (PayPal): $11.00
Pay on-site: $20.00

Student Teachers

Pay by deadline (mail-in): $20.00
Pay online by credit card (PayPal): $21.00
Pay on-site: $20.00


Sunday – Senseney Music
1:00 – 8:00 PM
2300 E. Lincoln Street, Wichita, KS 67211 316-262-1487
Free parking in store parking lot.

Monday – Marcus Welcome Center @ Wichita State University
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
1845 Fairmount St, Wichita, KS 67260 316-978-3456
There are 100 parking spaces in Lot 19 next to the Welcome center on the east side of Eck Baseball stadium (by the outfield). Landmark is the Coleman Shelter.
WSU Parking Map

We have reserved a block of rooms, which will be held until Sep. 23, 2019.

Hilton Garden Inn
2041 N. Bradley Fair Parkway
Wichita, KS 67206

KCOMTEPS Conference Rate is $89

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KCOMTEPS is a state organization, unique to Kansas, providing a structured framework for faculty discussion on topics relevent to music teacher education. Membership includes music teacher education professors from public and private colleges and university as well as representatives from Kansas community colleges. KCOMTEPS meets regularly each fall.

KCOMTEPS, organized 35+ years ago, was at the forefront in the development of the state music standards and, later, in working with KSDE to develop a unified and consistent approach to music teacher education program assessment at our various schools. Members continue to actively work toward improved course transfer and articulation among our programs and in collaboration with our state community colleges. Each fall the organization sponsors the annual workshop as a collaborative event with collegiate NAfME student members.

At the June 2012 KMEA Board Meeting, members approved the merger of KCOMTEPS as a part of KMEA. The move is valuable for both groups. The arrangement will allow for the continuation of KCOMTEPS’ work under the more inclusive KMEA umbrella. KCOMTEPS will continue as the annual fall conference for faculty and NAfME Collegiate members. KMEA financial and staff support will assist with this annual gathering.

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KMEA Mentoring Network
Mentorship is an important component to the success of our new teachers. The KMEA Mentoring Network works to ensure the success of early career music educators in Kansas.