MENC: The National Association for Music Education
MENC is the largest single-discipline professional organization in education, numbering 70,000 members in the U.S. In Oklahoma there are over 1,000 student and professional members. MENC is the "mother" and umbrella organization for all other groups in music education. The Oklahoma Music Educators Association is the unified state branch of MENC. The student MENC chapter at SWOSU is one of the state's largest and most active. The faculty advisors is Mr. Charles Klingman.
Membership in MENC is important for each music education major because it provides the earliest and best contact with active professionals, workshops and lectures concerning music education, and a subscription to the Music Educators Journal. After graduation, student MENC members may join MENC as professional members for half price during their first year of teaching.