BUSMEA: Up To Date

President’s Address

Dear BUSMEA Members,

I want to welcome everyone back to another year of school, and highlight how special it is to be back in person in our beloved School of Music. I am so excited to be the President of BUSMEA this year, and to serve alongside an incredibly hard working team. This council’s dedication to music education continues to inspire me, and I hope we can do the same for you through our events this year!

To those of you who are returning students, it is so great to see you all again. And to the new students at BU, I want to welcome you to our great school! I hope that you are settling into the welcoming community here and taking in all of the various musical opportunities that are available to you. I’m sure I can speak for many when I say that the last few years have reminded us of the importance of music in our lives, and how special it is to have the opportunity to make
and experience live music together once again.

With the return of in-person concerts, there is also the return of other in-person events, and BUSMEA council has been hard at work to organize and plan meaningful clinics, professional development opportunities, and our annual Da Capo Conference. As future music-educators, we have an important role to play in the rebirth of music education after the pandemic, but we also have lots of learning to do in order to adapt to a post-pandemic world. I sincerely hope that you take advantage of the various BUSMEA events throughout the year in order to expand your skills and grow your professional network.

Make sure to mark your calendars, as our annual Da Capo Conference will be held on January 21, 2023, and follow us on Instagram @bu_busmea to stay up to date on all of our events. I am looking forward to an amazing, music-filled year, and wish you all the best!

Abby Petersen
BUSMEA President 22/23


Women In Jazz Orchestra Auditions

Inviting young jazz musicians at the college level to apply to WIJO Mentors. This program will connect students with professional Jazz Musicians from the WIJO community, providing them with the opportunity to learn from the pros in a safe and supportive environment. Please see the link below for more information.

Women in Jazz