National Board

The National Board of NCCO is our organization's legislative authority, with the power to consider changes to our policies, structure, and governance. Comprised of 50 collegiate choral conductors from around the US and Canada, the National Board Members are recommended for appointment to a four-year term by the Vice President and officially appointed by the Officers.

Our National Board Members are the heart and soul of NCCO, taking part in our task forces, programs, and policy making.

Minutes and Regions

Read minutes from our recent National Board Meetings:
-- August 13, 2020
-- January 14, 2021
-- May 26, 2021

National Board Members serve staggered, four-year terms in groups of ten per region. The regions of representation are:

  • Central: AR, KS, NE, ND, OK, SD, TX, LA, MO
  • Eastern: CT, DE, DC, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, VA, WV
  • Midwestern: IL, IN, IA, MI, MN, OH, WI
  • Southern: MS, AL, FL, GA, KY, NC, SC, TN
  • Western: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY, Canada
US Map with colored regions
Arianne Abela
Arianne Abela
Eastern Region (through 2025)
Amherst College
Nicole Aldrich
Nicole Aldrich
Eastern Region (through 2025)
Princeton University
Felicia Barber
Felicia Barber
Eastern Region (through 2025)
Westfield State University
Brandon A. Boyd
Brandon A. Boyd
Central Region (through 2025)
University of Missouri
Marguerite L. Brooks
Marguerite L. Brooks
Eastern Region (through 2023)
Yale University
Matthew Bumbach
Matthew Bumbach
Central Region (through 2025)
University of the Ozarks
Jill Burgett
Jill Burgett
Western Region (through 2023)
University of Northern Colorado
Brandon T. Cash
Brandon T. Cash
Southern Region (through 2025)
Mississippi Valley State University
Francis Cathlina
Francis Cathlina
Southern Region (through 2025)
University of Memphis
Erin Colwitz
Erin Colwitz
Midwestern Region (through 2023)
Northern Michigan University
Stephanie Council
Stephanie Council
Midwestern Region (through 2025)
Simpson College
Caron Daley
Caron Daley
Eastern Region (through 2023)
Duquesne University
André de Quadros
André de Quadros
Eastern Region (through 2025)
Boston University
Angelica Dunsavage
Angelica Dunsavage
Southern Region (through 2025)
Tennessee State University
Grant Farmer
Grant Farmer
Western Region (through 2023)
College of Idaho
Jason Max Ferdinand
Jason Max Ferdinand
Southern Region (through 2023)
Oakwood University
Mariana Farah
Mariana Farah
Midwestern Region (through 2025)
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Eduardo García-Novelli
Eduardo García-Novelli
Central Region (through 2023)
University of Kansas
Marques L. A. Garrett
Marques L. A. Garrett
Central Region (through 2023)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Shannon Gravelle
Shannon Gravelle
Midwestern Region (through 2025)
University of Wisconsin Oskhosh
Michael Hanawalt
Michael Hanawalt
Southern Region (through 2025)
Florida State University
Steven Hankle
Steven Hankle
Midwestern Region (through 2025)
University of Dayton
Mitos Andaya Hart
Mitos Andaya Hart
Eastern Region (through 2025)
Temple University
Jamie Hillman
Jamie Hillman
Western Region (through 2025)
University of Toronto
Gabriela Hristova
Gabriela Hristova
Midwestern Region (through 2023)
University of Michigan-Flint
Deanna Joseph
Deanna Joseph
Southern Region (through 2023)
Georgia State University
Angela Kasper
Angela Kasper
Western Region (through 2025)
Western Washington University
Shohei Kobayashi
Shohei Kobayashi
Western Region (through 2025)
Reed College
Jami Lercher
Jami Lercher
Midwestern Region (through 2025)
Baldwin Wallace University
Anne Lyman
Anne Lyman
Western Region (through 2025)
Tacoma Community College
Mark Marotto
Mark Marotto
Central Region (through 2025)
Lone Star College-Montgomery
Joshua Oppenheim
Joshua Oppenheim
Central Region (through 2023)
Kansas State University
Erik Peregrine
Erik Peregrine
Western Region (through 2023)
University of California, Davis
Albert Pinsonneault
Albert Pinsonneault
Midwestern Region (through 2025)
University of St. Thomas
William Powell
William Powell
Southern Region (through 2025)
Auburn University
Amanda Quist
Amanda Quist
Southern Region (through 2023)
University of Miami
Lauren Raynaud
Lauren Raynaud
Southern Region (through 2023)
Western Kentucky University
Timothy J. Reno
Timothy J. Reno
Eastern Region (through 2023)
Siena College
Helena von Rueden
Helena von Rueden
Eastern Region (through 2023)
Hampden-Sydney College
Brian Schmidt
Brian Schmidt
Central Region (through 2023)
Baylor University
Richard Schnipke
Richard Schnipke
Midwestern Region (through 2023)
Bowling Green State University
Jennifer Sengin
Jennifer Sengin
Southern Region (through 2023)
Georgia State University
Shawna Stewart
Shawna Stewart
Western Region (through 2023)
Biola University
A. Jan Taylor
A. Jan Taylor
Central Region (through 2025)
Prairie View A&M University
Jason Thoms
Jason Thoms
Central Region (through 2023)
Bismarck State College
Angel M. Vazquez-Ramos
Angel M. Vazquez-Ramos
Western Region (through 2025)
California State University Bakersfield
Timothy Westerhaus
Timothy Westerhaus
Western Region (through 2023)
Northern Arizona University
Brandon Williams
Brandon Williams
Eastern Region (through 2023)
Rutgers University
Elisa Fraser Wilson
Elisa Fraser Wilson
Central Region (through 2025)
University of Texas at El Paso
Tesfa Wondemagegnehu
Tesfa Wondemagegnehu
Midwestern Region (through 2025)
St. Olaf College

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