Societies and Councils provide expert, committed leadership for all key areas of music education within the association. NAfME would like to acknowledge the following Society or Council members whose service recently ended for the positions listed. NAfME appreciates their contributions to the association and thanks them for their commitment to the profession.

For more information on NAfME Societies and Councils, please visit A printable version of this announcement is available here.

Council for Band Education

Jenny Neff, Eastern Division

Gary Brandes, Southwestern Division


Council for Choral Education

Debbie Glaze, Chair

Norman Zogaib, Eastern Division

Dean Luethi, Northwest Division

Jeffrey Murdock Southwestern Division


Council for General Music

Erin Zaffini, Eastern Division

Val Ellet, Northwest Division

Kelly Hollingsworth, Southwestern Division

Stephanie Benischek, Member-at-Large

Bridget James, Member-at-Large


Council for Guitar Education

Thomas Amoriello, Chair

Vicki Boyle, Eastern Division

Matthew Nishimoto, Member-at-Large


Council for Innovations

Anne Fennell, Chair

Jamie Stroffolino, Eastern Division

Randy Zschaechner, Northwest Division

David Williams, Southern Division

Michael G. Quilling, Southwestern Division

Caron Collins, Member-at-Large

Allyssa Jones, Member-at-Large

Jarritt Sheel, Member-at-Large


Council for Jazz Education

Craig Skeffington, Eastern Division

David Hammond, Southwestern Division

Todd Stoll, Member-at-Large

Justin Binek, Member-at-Large


Council for Music Composition

Stephen Shewan, Eastern Division

Jeff Jordan, Southwestern Division

Andrew Martin Smith, Member-at-Large


Council for Orchestral Education

Matthew Spieker, Chair

Anthony J. Pinelli, Eastern Division

Elizabeth Fortune, Northwest Division

Tom Nugent, Southwestern Division


Council of Music Program Leaders

Heather Katz-Cote, Chair

Mike Morgan, Northwest Division

Michael Stone, Western Division


Council of State Editors

Susan Lindsay, Chair


Collegiate Advisory Council

Shelby Chipman, Chair

Keith Koster, Eastern Division

Thomas Kloss, Northwest Division

Elizabeth McFarland, Southwestern Division


Music Honor Society Advisory Council

Anissa Arnold, Eastern Division

Michael Lewis, Northwest Division


Society for Music Teacher Education

Linda C. Thornton, Chair

Jennifer Walter, Southern Division

Sean Powell, Southwestern Division


April 2024 Teaching Music

Published Date

August 24, 2020


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