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USMES - University of Saskatchewan Music Educators' Society

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Saskatchewan Music Educators' Society (USMES) is to promote and/or provide professional development to enhance the learning opportunities of students involved in music education. USMES will act as the collective voice of the music education students in communication with the University of Saskatchewan faculty and additional music organizations.  


President: Anya Pogorelova 

Vice-President: Emmett Fortosky

Secretary: Vacant

Treasurer: Chloe Runalls

1st Year Representative: Vacant

2nd Year Representative: Matthew Praksas 

3rd Year Representative: Julia MacPherson 

4th Year Representative: Vacant

5th Year Representative: Justin La 

Activities and Membership

All Music Education students are automatically members of USMES. We hold elections for positions on our executive in late March, and again for the 1st year representative in September.  All music students (Music Education, Individualized, Performance) are welcome to vote in the elections. Descriptions of the positions on the USMES executive can be found in our constitution.  

Every year, USMES encourages all Music and Music Education students to attend SMC (Saskatchewan Music Conference), a 3-day long conference put on by the 5 music organizations in the province. The conference offers educational and interactive sessions on such topics as conducting, instrumental and choral directing, elementary music, jazz band, orchestra, student leadership, and much more. USMES works to obtain grants to subsidize or sometimes cover in entirety the cost of travel and accommodations for students attending the conference.

USMES is also an advocate for students in the Department. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have or to help you with any issues pertaining to Music and Music Education classes!