National Conference 2015

We are very excited to announce that our conference this year will include performances and lectures at the beautiful Sommervold Hall and the Belbas Theater in downtown Sioux Falls, SD. As a special addition to this year’s conference we will board a bus at 1 pm on Monday October 12 to tour the National Music Museum in Vermilion, SD.

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You are cordially invited to join the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors. By your membership, the Association will be able to expand and intensify its activities and strengthen its influence toward the advancement of applied music on the college campus.

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Interested in who is running the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors or are you interested in helping out? Check out this page to see more details about each of our officers and learn more about how you can help with the NACWPI conference or journal.

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Our Mission

The National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors is a forum for communication within the profession of applied music on the college campus.  The Association is composed of university, college, and conservatory teachers and is dedicated to:

  1. Encouraging and developing more effective teaching of wind and percussion instruments on the college level.
  2. Providing the efficient interchange of information, ideas, and materials among the members.
  3. Encouraging the publication, recording, composition, and distribution of good music for wind and percussion instruments.
  4. Fostering the development and manufacture of the best in wind and percussion instruments.
  5. Coordinating the activities of the membership with other groups having common interests.
  6. Encouraging the performance of solo and chamber music in which wind or percussion instruments have significant roles.