Home for innovative ideas in all areas of music education, including emerging ensembles (i.e. world and popular music) and digital media.

NAfME Council for Innovations seeks to identify, promote, and expand innovative pathways and practices/processes in music education, by transforming both curricula and pedagogy to ensure that all students receive a high quality music education.

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Allyssa Jones

Council Members

Allyssa Jones (2022-2024), Chair
Director of Vocal Ensembles
  University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
Christian Giddings (2022-2024), Eastern Division Representative
Choral Director
Noble High School
Portland, Maine
Carolyn Barber (2023-2025), North Central Division Representative
Ron & Carol Cope Professor of Music, Director of Bands
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska
Clayton Dahm (2022-2024) Northwest Division Representative
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
Shane Colquhoun (2023-2025), Southern Division Representative
Assistant Professor of Music Technology and Contemporary Musical Styles
Alabama State University
Auburn, Alabama
Ryan Meeks (2023-2024) Southwestern Division Representative
Assistant Professor of Instrumental Music Education 
 University of Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Candice D. Mattio (2023-2025), Western Division Representative
University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music
Assistant Professor of Music Teaching & Learning
Los Angeles, California
Kristy Jung (2023-2024), Member-At-Large Representative
NYC All City High School Chorus, Brooklyn High School of the Arts
Principal Conductor, Choir Director
Brooklyn, New York
Alyssa San Pedro (2023-2024), Member-At-Large
K-8 Music Teacher
Rafael Hernández Dual Language School
Boston, Massachusetts
Kim Henry, Staff Liaison
Chief of Staff and Governance Relations
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