Trip Dates:

6/12/25 – 6/27/25

Meeting Schedule:

Meet Your State Coordinators

Barb and Matt Sheppard

About Barb and Matt

Matt and Barb Sheppard have been part of the Ambassadors of Music family since 1995 and began serving as NAM state coordinators in 2017. Barb is a retired middle school (33 years) science teacher. Matt is a retired music educator (30 years) and is an active clinician and adjudicator in Nebraska and surrounding areas. He regularly performs with the Nebraska Brass Band and the Prague Czech Brass Band. Matt and Barb look forward to meeting you and sharing information about this wonderful student/musician travel opportunity! We believe that performance-centered travel enriches the lives of both musicians and audiences. Come join us in 2025!


Please select one of the nomination options below:


Start here if you are a current music educator nominating one of your students.

Parents & Students:

Start here if your music director has asked you or your child to visit this site to fill out the nomination form.

Nomination: Educators

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Nomination: Students


Note – Completing this form does not commit you to participating in the trip. It will allow you to receive further information and attend an informational meeting.

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