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

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
Nicole Aldrich
Nicole Aldrich
Central Region (through 2023)
Washington University in St. Louis
Jeffrey Benson
Jeffrey Benson
Western Region (through 2021)
San Jose State University
Marguerite L. Brooks
Marguerite L. Brooks
Eastern Region (through 2023)
Yale University
Jill Burgett
Jill Burgett
Western Region (through 2023)
University of Northern Colorado
Erin Colwitz
Erin Colwitz
Midwestern Region (through 2023)
Northern Michigan University
Reed Criddle
Reed Criddle
Western Region (through 2021)
Utah Valley University
Nicholaus Cummins
Nicholaus Cummins
Central Region (through 2021)
Northwestern State University
Clinton Desmond
Clinton Desmond
Central Region (through 2021)
Dakota Wesleyan University
Caron Daley
Caron Daley
Eastern Region (through 2023)
Duquesne University
Rollo Dilworth
Rollo Dilworth
Eastern Region (through 2021)
Temple University
Nicolás Alberto Dosman
Nicolás Alberto Dosman
Eastern Region (through 2021)
University of Southern Maine
Jeffrey Douma
Jeffrey Douma
Eastern Region (through 2021)
Yale University
Kellori Dower
Kellori Dower
Western Region (through 2023)
Santa Ana College
Mariana Farah
Mariana Farah
Midwestern Region (through 2021)
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Jason Max Ferdinand
Jason Max Ferdinand
Southern Region (through 2023)
Oakwood University
Katherine FitzGibbon
Katherine FitzGibbon
Western Region (through 2021)
Lewis & Clark College
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
Merrin Guice Gill
Merrin Guice Gill
Midwestern Region (through 2021)
Bethel University
Tracey Gregg-Boothby
Tracey Gregg-Boothby
Central Region (through 2021)
Rose State College
Michael Hanawalt
Michael Hanawalt
Southern Region (through 2021)
Florida State University
Steven Hankle
Steven Hankle
Midwestern Region (through 2021)
University of Dayton
Elise Hepworth
Elise Hepworth
Central Region (through 2021)
Missouri Western University
Cheryl Frazes Hill
Cheryl Frazes Hill
Midwestern Region (through 2021)
Roosevelt University
Gabriela Hristova
Gabriela Hristova
Midwestern Region (through 2023)
University of Michigan-Flint
Deanna Joseph
Deanna Joseph
Southern Region (through 2023)
Georgia State University
Graeme Langager
Graeme Langager
Western Region (through 2021)
University of British Columbia
Ianthe Marini
Ianthe Marini
Southern Region (through 2021)
Columbus State University
Daniel McDavitt
Daniel McDavitt
Eastern Region (through 2021)
Goucher College
Michael McGaghie
Michael McGaghie
Midwestern Region (through 2023)
Macalester College
Andrew Morgan
Andrew Morgan
Central Region (through 2021)
Hendrix College
Lee Nelson
Lee Nelson
Midwestern Region (through 2021)
Wartburg College
Joshua Oppenheim
Joshua Oppenheim
Central Region (through 2023)
Kansas State University
Gary Packwood
Gary Packwood
Southern Region (through 2021)
Mississippi State University
Dan Perkins
Dan Perkins
Eastern Region (through 2021)
Plymouth State University
William Powell
William Powell
Southern Region (through 2021)
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
Eugene Rogers
Eugene Rogers
Midwestern Region (through 2021)
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Helena von Rueden
Helena von Rueden
Eastern Region (through 2023)
Hampden-Sydney College
Jace Saplan
Jace Saplan
Western Region (through 2023)
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Brian Schmidt
Brian Schmidt
Central Region (through 2023)
Baylor University
Richard Schnipke
Richard Schnipke
Midwestern Region (through 2023)
Bowling Green State University
Alec Schumacker
Alec Schumacker
Western Region (through 2021)
Hawai'i Pacific University
Jennifer Sengin
Jennifer Sengin
Southern Region (through 2023)
Georgia State University
Shawna Stewart
Shawna Stewart
Western Region (through 2023)
Biola University
Alicia Walker
Alicia Walker
Southern Region (through 2021)
University of South Carolina
Timothy Westerhaus
Timothy Westerhaus
Western Region (through 2023)
Gonzaga University
Brandon Williams
Brandon Williams
Eastern Region (through 2023)
Rutgers University

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