MENC Announces Search for Next Executive Director

The MENC National Executive Board has announced the search for MENC’s next executive director.

“John J. Mahlmann, Executive Director of MENC: The National Association for Music Education, who has served in that position with great distinction for 27 years, has announced his retirement effective April 30, 2010,” said MENC President-Elect Scott C. Shuler and Past National President Paul Lehman in a statement. “During John’s tenure MENC has increased greatly in size, broadened considerably the scope of its activities, and assumed a vastly expanded role as an effective voice on behalf of education in music and the other arts. We thank John for his exemplary work, which has brought MENC to a position of national leadership in the field of arts education, and we wish him well.

“At the same time MENC announces a search for a replacement as its Executive Director. This is an exceptional leadership opportunity for a talented applicant in association management. Today MENC claims a membership of 75,000, a vast network of affiliated and partnering organizations, a full-time staff of 50, and annual revenues of $7 million.”

The application deadline is February 15, with the announcement of Mahlmann’s successor expected in April.

MENC Executive Director Position Description and Application Information


Elizabeth Lasko, January 4, 2010. © MENC: The National Association for Music Education