IMEA Board of Directors & Volunteer Chairs

Executive Committee

President President-Elect Immediate Past-President
Julie Gray Julia Heath-Reynolds Chris Taylor

Area Representatives

Area 1
Johann Sletto
Area 2
Sara Pulse
Area 3
Michael Bennett
Area 4
Michelle Bade
Area 5
Keith Ziolkowski
Area 6
Jonathon Edwards
Area 7
Andrea Drury
Area 8
Nick Scroggins

Collegiate Representatives

Sr. Representative
Ellie VanderVeen, Anderson University
Jr. Representative
Jessica Baker, University of Indianapolis

IMEA Project Chairs and Appointed Members

Recording Secretary
Ben Batman
INfORM Editor
Michael Palmer
Peter Sampson
Past-President’s Council 
Tonya Cline
Beginning/Developing Teachers 
Sue Finger
Circle the State 
w/ Song / Honor Choir
Alicia Rankin
Composition Competition 
Special Learners
Amy Hourigan

Folk Dance Festival/Advocacy
Damon Clevenger

Festival & Clinic
Adam Bess/Jonah Andreatta

Membership Coordinator
Katy Briel

Indiana Tri-M

Lauren Kapalka-Richerme

Orchestra Division
Tom Chen
Band Division
Tom Cox

Elementary General Music Division
Emily Maurek

Choral Division
Michael Hummel

Show Choir Division
Shelley Johnson
Jazz Division
Peter Sampson

Representative of a NAfME Society or Program

Collegiate Chapter Advisor
Penny Dimmick
Society for Music
Teacher Education
Caroline Jetton
Research Chair
Ann Harrington
Council for Gen. Music  
Julie Plant

IMEA Professional Development Conference Area Coordinators

All State Future Music Educators Chair
Mark and Susan Finger
All-State & Jr All State Jazz
Bethany Robinson

Indiana Junior All-State Band
Rob Shaver / Katy Briel

All State Orchestra
Nicole DeGuire

Awards Chair
Betty Martens / Amy Dedina

All State Percussion
Marc Wooldridge
Local Arrangements
Nathan Pratt / Katie Rhoda
Honor Band
Jim Jones & Cory Kelly
All State Honor Choir
Annissa Bradley
All State Handbell Choir
Andrew Robinson
Intercollegiate Band
Dan Tembras

Councils & Societies

IMEA Councils and Societies are groups focused on certain areas of music education. These groups host educational events, utilize forums to discuss issues they are facing within the field, and network amongst colleagues.


Indiana Society for Music Teacher Education

Caroline Jetton, DePauw University, Chair

The Indiana Society for Music Teacher Education is a cohort of collegiate faculty music educators that get together twice a year to discuss issues related to educating future music teachers and often provides guidance assessment and other needs in education.

Indiana Council for General Music

Julie Plant, Chair

The Indiana Council for General Music organizes workshops, programs, and events for general music teachers.