A Jefferson City native, Aimee Veile received her degree from Jefferson City High School in 1996 and then went to the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she obtained a Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance. Upon completion of her performance degree she earned a Masters in Education from The Boston Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts. Once Aimee received her education degree, she earned a teaching job in Washington, Missouri, where she was Director of Secondary Orchestras as well as a fifth grade orchestra teacher. After four wonderful years in Washington Aimee moved back to Jefferson City where she has now taken over as Director of Orchestras and is in her fifteenth year of teaching.
During her fifteen years of teaching Aimee’s high school orchestras have received a Gold rating at the 2008 NYC Heritage Festival, performed at Walt Disney World, and she has coordinated clinics for her orchestras with members of the New York Philharmonic and National Symphony Orchestras. During her District Music Festival performances Aimee’s top group receives Superior ratings on a yearly basis, while her Concert Orchestra tends to receive Outstanding and Superior ratings.
In addition to her duties as the Director of Orchestras for the Jefferson City Public Schools, Aimee currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Missouri chapter of the American String Teachers Association and was their Luncheon Chair from 2009-2012. Outside of her teaching and Mo-ASTA duties she performs as the principal cellist for the Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra and serves on their board as a liaison on behalf of the student members of the orchestra. Aimee is also the chapter advisor for Jefferson City High School’s Tri-M Chapter.
Mrs. Veile has held memberships with Mo-ASTA, NAfME, and MMEA for the past 15 years. During that time she has helped with numerous Mo-ASTA events such as All-State Orchestra Auditions and ASTA events at our annual MMEA conference. During the summer of 2014 she helped coordinate the Mo-ASTA satellite workshop of the Ohio State University String Teacher Workshop at Webster Groves.
Aimee Veile resides in Jefferson City, Missouri with her husband of four years, Eric Veile, the music teacher/band director for the St. Elizabeth School District, and her Old English Sheepdog, named Sawyer. The trio make beautiful music together.
I am honored to be asked to be a candidate for the office of MMEA Orchestra Vice President. As MMEA Orchestra Vice President it is my goal to maintain the high standard of excellence already created by the Missouri Music Educators Association. I will strive to continue the high level of professional development provided to music teachers from across the state of Missouri. I look forward to providing professional development opportunities for Missouri’s music educators through the clinicians held at our annual conference. I am excited about ideas I have already formulated for future clinicians and clinics. I seek to lend a sense of empowerment and empathy to my fellow music educators via our annual magazine articles as well seeking their input as to what they need from me to enhance their experiences as not only MMEA members but educators. I wish to serve the MMEA leadership and the membership in whatever way is needed.