Staff & Board

Board of Directors

 

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Michael Burritt
President
Eastman School of Music

Julie Davila
President-Elect
Middle Tennessee State University


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Sarah Hagan
First Vice President
Sarah Hagan Media & Consulting

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Dr. Thad Anderson
Second Vice President
University of Central Florida

 

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Dr. Lamon Lawhorn
Secretary
North Carolina A&T State University

Dr. Chris Hanning
Immediate Past President
West Chester University

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Kathryn A. Ahearn, CPA, CGMA
Director
Barnes Dennig

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Anders Åstrand
Mallet Artist, Clinician, Composer


Gary Bolinger
Retired - Former President & CEO 
Indiana CPA Society

Marcia M. Neel
President
Music Education Consultants, Inc.
Senior Director of Education, 
Band and Orchestral Division
Yamaha Corporation of America

Jeff Nelson
President & CEO
Lone Star Percussion

Juels Thomas
Education and Events Manager
Drum Workshop, Inc.


Percussive Arts Society Staff

 

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Joshua Simonds
Executive Director
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Nicole Herlevic
Director of Finance
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Marianella Moreno
Director of IT
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Justin Ramirez
Director of Membership
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Amber Fox
Programs Manager
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Alison Mitchell
Programs Coordinator
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Hillary Henry
Publications Production Manager
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Elizabeth Quay
Museum Manager and Registrar
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Rob Funkhouser
Operations and Education Manager
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Jeremy Johnson
Visitor Services and Gift Store Associate

Rick Mattingly
Senior Editor
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Josh Gottry
Rhythm! Scene Editor
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Julie Hill
Editorial Director
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Paul Buyer
Editorial Director
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Board of Advisors

 

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Dr. Megan Arns
Assistant Professor
University of Missouri

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Dr. Jillian Baxter
Assistant Professor of Music
Albany State University

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Dr. Andy Bliss
Director of Percussion Studies
University of Tennessee

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Dr. Omar Carmenates
Associate Professor of Percussion
Furman University


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Dr. Sean Daniels
Chairman of Fine Arts
Alcorn State University

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Maria Finkelmeier
Owner
MF Dynamics
Associate Professor
Berklee College of Music

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Dr. Dave Gerhart
Assistant Market Manager, Education
Yamaha Corporation of America

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Neil W. Grover
Founder
Grover Pro Percussion


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Teddy Hall, Jr.
Instructor of Percussion
Point University

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Dr. Scott Herring
Professor of Percussion
University of South Carolina

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Shanlin Jiao
Art Director
Gufeng Percussion Ensemble
Graduate Tutor
China Conservatory of Music

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William Moersch
Professor and Chair, Percussion
University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign


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Valerie D. Naranjo
Percussionist
NBC Saturday Night Live Band,
The Lion King on Broadway
Professor
New York University Steinhardt School
Faculty Member
NYU Global Institute for Advanced Studies




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Dr. Doug Perkins
Director of Percussion
University of Michigan

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Sandi Rennick
Percussion Arranger
Santa Clara Vanguard
Adjunct Instructor
UNT/TAMU-C

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Marcus Santos
Hand Percussionist
Performer and Educator
Grooversity
New England Conservatory
Middlesex Community College
Somerville High School


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Heather Sloan
Media & Maps Assistant
Herman B. Wells Library,
Indiana University Bloomington

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Dr. Annie Stevens
Assistant Professor of Percussion
Virginia Tech

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Ivan Trevino
Composer / Percussionist

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Lauren Vogel Weiss
President
Percussion Events Registry Company


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Dr. Tracy Wiggins
Assistant Director of Bands
Coordinator of Percussion Studies
University of North Alabama

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Eric Willie
Associate Professor of Percussion
UNCG

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She-e Wu
Solo Percussionist
Associate Professor of Music
Director of the Percussion Program
Northwestern University


Council of Past Presidents

Dr. Brian Zator (2017-2018)
Dr. Julie Hill (2015-2017)
John R. Beck (2013-2014)
Lisa Rogers (2011–2012)
Steve Houghton (2009-2010)
Gary Cook (2007-2008)
Rich Holly (2005 - 2006)
Mark Ford (2003 - 2004)
James Campbell (2001 - 2002)
Robert Breithaupt (1999 - 2000)
Genaro Gonzalez (1997 - 1998)
Garwood Whaley (1993 - 1996)
Robert Schietroma (1991 - 1992)
John H. Beck (1987 - 1990)
Thomas Siwe (1984 - 1986)
Larry Vanlandingham (1982 - 1984) deceased
James Petercsak (1977 - 1981)
Gary Olmstead (1973 - 1977)
Sandy Feldstein (1968 - 1972) deceased
Gordon Peters (1964 - 1967)
Donald Canedy (1960 - 1963) deceased

 


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Contact Us

Percussive Arts Society
110 W. Washington Street Suite A 
Indianapolis, IN 46204
T: (317) 974-4488
F: (317) 974-4499
E: percarts@pas.org