MMEA Board: Elected Members

Below are the voting members of the MMEA Board. Click on an individual's picture to view their email address.

MattWaite

Matt Waite

President
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Benjamin Cox

President-Elect
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Andrew Forster

Immediate Past President
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Jennifer Fletcher

Secretary
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Beth LaBrie

Executive Director
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Cassie Cooper

Treasurer
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Caitlin Geishaker

General Music PK-5 VP
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Kayla Peard

General Music 6-12 VP
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Andria Bacon

Orchestra VP
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Christian Giddings

Choral VP
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Sarah Dow

Band VP
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George Redman

Jazz VP
Eric Halpin-Desmarias

Eric Halpin-Desmarais

District 1 Chair
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Erika Batalla Gates

District 2 Chair
Brandon Duras

Brandon Duras

District 3 Chair
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Kris Vigue

District 4 Chair
DanielleCollins

Danielle Collins

District 5 Chair
JamieCalandro

Jamie Calandro

Interim District 6 Chair
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Jon Simonoff

District 7 Chair

MMEA Board: Presidential Appointments

Below are the non-voting members of the MMEA Board. Click on an individual's picture to view their email address.

BillBuzza

Bill Buzza

Conference Chair
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Philip Edelman

Music Teacher Education Chair
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Nathaniel Menifield

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Chair
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Hanna Flewelling

Editor
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Adam W. Metzler

Webmaster
JenFortin

Jen Fortin

Tri-M Chair
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Kristen Thomas

BOC All-State Festival Chair – Forms & Finances
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David Morris

All-State Auditions Chair – Schedule, Results, Sites, & Adjudicator
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Heidi Corliss

Advocacy Chair
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Open Position

Historian
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Jon Simonoff

Conference Registrar
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Ashley Albert

BOC All-State SATB Manager
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Ben Richmond

BOC All-State Orchestra Manager
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Kyle Smith

BOC All-State Band Manager
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Aaron Henry

Jazz Conference Assistant
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Julia Edwards

BOC All-State SSAA Manager
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Kristen Thomas

Jazz Festival Chair
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Nora Krainis

Retired Teachers Chair
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Savannah Wright

Music In Our Schools Month
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Erin Morrison

Teacher Mentor Chair
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Jesse Meyers-Wakeman

Vocal Jazz Chair
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Open Position

Solo & Ensemble Chair
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David Morris & Jesse Wakeman

Jazz SSAA Manager
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Ciara Hargroves

Jazz SATB Manager
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Craig Ouellette

Jazz Band Manager
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Kayla Peard

Honors Jazz Manager
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Jason Priest

Jazz Combo Manager

MMEA Collegiate Advisory Council

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Emily Lescatre: CNAfME President
Diego Diaz: CNAfME VP
Josh Hyssong: Board of Student Organizations Representative

UMaine@mainemea.org

Non-MMEA Board Members Contact Info

Michele Kaschub – MUSIC EDUCATION JOURNAL (MEJ) PAST ACADEMIC EDITOR (2020-2022) – mkaschub@maine.edu

Caitlin Ramsey – NAFME COUNCIL FOR BAND EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVE (EASTERN DIVISION) – cramsey@capeelizabethschools.org

Christian Giddings – NAFME COUNCIL FOR INNOVATIONS EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVE (EASTERN DIVISION) – christian.giddings@gmail.com