Governance and Advisory Council

ISMTA Governance and Advisory Council

The Advisory Council advises the Board of Directors on operational issues of ISMTA. The Advisory Council is comprised of committee members, past presidents, and local association presidents. Members of the Advisory Council report to a representative on the Board of Directors to facilitate the decision making process. 

Governance Structure (board of directors in bold are voting members)
1.         President – past presidents
2.         President-elect
3.         Vice President – Conferences – conference committee
4.         Vice President – Local Associations – local association presidents
5.         Vice President – Membership – certification, collegiate chapters/faculty, independent music teachers
6.         Treasurer - foundation
7.         Competitions Director– competitions committee, composition, composer commissioning
8.         Education/AIM Director – AIM committee, voice, string
9.         Immediate Past President – nominating committee
10.       Director At Large – group piano, special needs, wellness

Committee Members

Competitions Committee

  • Director - Jennifer Cohen
  • ​Judges Coordinator - Brenda Conroy
  • ISMTA South Coordinator - Silvan Negrutiu
  • ISMTA North Coordinator - Soo Lee
  • MTNA Junior Competitions Coordinator  - Pei-I Wang
  • MTNA Senior Competitions Coordinator - Grace Trang
  • MTNA Young Artist Competitions Coordinator - Daniel Baer
  • MTNA Composition/Composer Commissioning Coordinator - Jonathan Chapman Cook

Education/AIM Committee

  • Director - Nancy Liley
  • Piano Coordinator - Debbie Gillette
  • Theory Coordinator - Rita Brown
  • Piano Revision Advisor - Linda Barker
  • Piano Revision Advisor - Marlene Chatain
  • Piano Repertoire Coordinator – Stephanie Myers
  • Strings Coordinator - Sue Hofmann Slater
  • Strings Revision Advisor - Mary Beth Molenaar
  • Voice Coordinator - Sonja Mihelcic

Other Committees and Coordinators

  • Certification - Susan Lipnick
  • Collegiate Chapters/College Faculty  - Marcia L. Bosits
  • Foundation - Debi Inch
  • Group Piano - Kathy Sbarboro
  • Independent Music Teachers - LeAnn Halvorson
  • Wellness - Dora Diephouse