Collegiate Chapters

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


Alicia Hamaker – Butler University

Alicia Hamaker is currently a senior studying Choral Music Education and Special Education. This will be Alicia’s second year serving on the IMEA board as a collegiate representative. She is very thankful to be a part of such a great organization and thanks IMEA for all the wonderful opportunities they have provided her.



Jonah Andreatta – Indiana University

Jonah Andreatta, of Lexington, Kentucky, is a junior studying music education, bassoon performance, and Spanish. Jonah is entering his first year as a collegiate representative to the IMEA board. At IU he studies bassoon with Kathleen McLean and has played in multiple ensembles, including the Marching Hundred, Philharmonic Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and various chamber groups. Additionally, Jonah is a Herman B. Wells Scholar, a member of the Hutton Honors College, and serves as president of cNAfME-IU. Currently, he is as an RA at the Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts and a summer staff member for the Lafayette High School Band.