2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference 2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference

Speakers

Check out the full list of amazing speakers at the 2022 CMEA Conference.

Click on the individual speaker to learn more about them and see their presenting schedule. 

Speakers

Allison Cawthon
Master in Music Education Graduate Student
Amy Abbott
Red Hawk Elementary School
Music Teacher - Kodály specialist
Ana Luna Uribe-Leteinturier
Alliance for Music Education Equity
Executive Director
André Solomon
Creative Generation
Manager, Community Learning
Andre Wilkins
Salida High School
Director of Music
Andrea Austin
Cheyenne Mountain School District 12
Band Teacher
Andrea Meyers
CMEA
Membership Chair
Andrew Holcombe
Euclid Middle School
Band Teacher/Presenter
Andrew Knight
Colorado State University
Associate Professor of Music Therapy
Andy Beck
Alfred Music
Director of Choral Publications
Angela K. Winter
Adams State University
Professor of Horn and Director of Brass and Bands
Angela Schendel Keedy
Music teacher, recovering school administrator, and doctoral student.
Anthony Trecek-King
The Hartt School, University of Hartford and a Resident Conductor with the Handel and Haydn Society
Associate Professor of Choral Music and Director of Choral Activities
Ashraf Hasham
Creative Generation
Campaign Correspondent
Becky Bush
Hudsonville Public Schools, Alfred Music
Orchestra Director
Ben Markley
University of Wyoming
Director of Jazz Studies
Bonnie Jacobi
Colorado State University
Associate Professor of Music Education
Brandon Matthews
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Director of Orchestras and Professor
Breanna McCaughey
Colorado Symphony
Education Coordinator
Brian C. Murray
University of Wyoming
Associate Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music
Brian Winnie
Western Illinois University
Director of Choral Activities
Bryan Kettlewell
Thompson Valley High School
Director of Choral Music
Carla Aguilar
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Coordinator of Music Education
Caroline Hesford
Summit High School
Director of Choirs
Carrie Nicholas
Music Teacher - Kodály specialist
Cathy Keller
CMEA
General Music Council Chair
Cayla Bellamy
Colorado State University
Assistant Professor of Bassoon
Cayley Buie
Adams City High School
Band and Orchestra Director
Celeste Landy
Battle Mountain High School
Instrumental Music Director
Charles Oldenkamp
University of Colorado - Boulder
MacFerran Doctoral Fellow in Music Education
Christopher Luther
Colorado Christian University
Affiliate Professor of Violin and Viola
Christopher Thompson
Rocky Mountain High School
Choir Director
Christy Go
Aurora Public Schools and the University of Colorado - Boulder
Music Specialist
Claire Hudkins
Western Oregon University
Director of Vocal Studies & NTT Assistant Professor of Music
Clark Hodge
Chase the Music
Executive Director
Clelyn Chapin
Regis University
Director of Choral Activities
Coire Geare
Eaglecrest High School
Orchestra, Mariachi, and Music Theory teacher
Connie Dewlen
Coal Ridge Middle School
Counselor and former music teacher
Cynthia Eversole
CMEA
President-Elect
Dan Bell
The Cheyenne Mountain Junior High School
Director of Bands
Darin Drown
Grandview High School
Choir Director
Darla Meek
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Lecturer and Music Education Coordinator
Darren Delaup
Mountain Vista High School
Director of Instrumental Music
Dave Hammond
Denver School of the Arts
Band Director
Dave Walter
CU Denver’s College of Arts & Media
Director of Enrollment Management
David Pope
Baldwin Wallace University
Associate Professor of Music Education
David Von Kampen
University of Nebraska
Lecturer of music theory and literature and teaches a variety of music courses and directs the Jazz Singers
David A. Rickels
University of Colorado Boulder
Associate Professor and Chair of Music Education
Dawn Wisdom
Cheyenne Mountain High School
Vocal Music Director
Denise Gagne
Managing editor of Themes & Variations
Preschool music teacher and frequent visitor to elementary school music classrooms
Donald J. McKinney
University of Colorado Boulder
Director of Bands and Professor of Conducting
Dylan Fixmer
Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra
Composer in Residence
Dylan Ford
Dakota Ridge High School
Director of Instrumental Music
Elizabeth Hohweiler
Rocky Mountain High School
Choir Director
Enrique Lasansky
Denver School of the Arts
Director of Orchestras
Eric Wallace
Western Oregon University
Bass trombone performance and musician’s health specialist
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Garrett Graves
University of Colorado - Boulder
Gary Ambrosier
Colorado Music Adjudicator Association
President
Gary J. Lewis
University of Colorado Boulder
Director of Orchestral Studies
Gary Jugert
Rocky Mountain Ukulele Orchestra, the Denver Guitar Orchestra
Founder
Genice Matzke
Cheyenne Mountain High School
Director of Bands
Gentry Ragsdale
University of Colorado - Boulder
Gregory Marxen
Aspen View Academy K-8 Charter School
General Music Teacher
H. Ellie Wolfe
Drake University
Assistant Professor of Music Education
Hannah Harm
Liberty High School
Assistant Director of Bands
Hannah Judson
Westminster High School
Director of Choirs
Heather Roberson
Western Colorado University
Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Voice
Heather Walter
Castle View High School
Choir Director
Jack Yonce
Colorado Bandmasters Association
Chairman of Concert Band Activities
Jackie Townsend
Lubbock Christian University
Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music
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Jackline Stokke
Music teacher
Jamal Duncan
Arizona State University
Associate Director of Bands
James M. Reddan
Western Oregon University
Director of Choral Activities & Music Education
James Weaver
National Federation of High School State Associations
Director of Performing Arts and Sports
Jamie Wolf
El Sistema Colorado
Teaching Artist
Janice Vlachos
Fairview High School
Choir Director
Jared Crump-Bertram
Century Middle School
Band Director
Jean Johnson
Preston Middle School
Choir Director
Jeff M. Poulin
Creative Generation
Managing Director
Jeffrey McCray
Metropolitan State University of Denver and Colorado State University
Instructor of Bassoon and Music Theory
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Jennifer McIntyre
Once Upon a Mind
Owner
Jennifer L. Grice
Windsor High School
Director of Bands & Orchestra
Jenny Hall
Antelope Trails Elementary School
Music Teacher - Handbell Choir director
John Hermanson
Fort Collins High School
Director of Orchestras
John McGuire
Colorado State University
Associate Professor of Horn
John Pasquale
University of Michigan
Donald R. Shepherd Associate Professor of Conducting, Director of the University of Michigan Marching and Athletic Bands, Associate Director of University Bands
John Seesholtz
University of Colorado
Director of Vocal Pedagogy
Jonathan Colson
Rocky Ford Junior Senior High School
Director of Music
Julia Dale
Rock Canyon High School
Director of Vocal Music
Julinda Dixon
Lucile Erwin Middle School
Choir/Drama Director
Justin Elks
Arvada High School
Instrumental Music Director
Kaitlin Miles
Fort Collins High School
Vocal Music Director
Kate Flynn Margrave
Pine Creek High School
Band and Orchestra Director
Katrina Hendrick
Bruce Randolph Schools - Denver
Music Educator
Kevin Beaber
CMEA
President
Kirk Marcy
Edmonds College
Clinician and adjudicator for choral and jazz festivals throughout the country.
Kirk Vogel
Composer, guest conductor, adjudicator and an educator/clinician.
Kristin Golding-Langston
Ark Valley Children’s Chorale
Choir Director
Kyle Liss
Frederick High School and the University of Colorado - Boulder
Director of Orchestras
Laura Beese
Shepardson Elementary
General Music Teacher
Leila Heil
University of Colorado Boulder
Associate Professor of Music Education
Lindsay Genadek
Private Strings Teacher
Lisa Martin
Bowling Green State University
Associate Professor of Music Educatio
Loni Obluda
Lesher Middle School
Orchestra Director and CoASTA President
Maddy Cort
Colorado State University
Graduate Music Education Student
Marcia Neel
Music Achievement Council
Margaret Berg
University of Colorado
Professor of Music Education and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Margaret Miller
Senior Instructor, Viola and Chamber Music
Marla Sitton
Montezuma-Cortez Middle School and High School
Choir Director
Matthew Stensrud
Sidwell Friends Lower School
Elementary Music & Movement Teacher
Megan Lanz
Colorado State University
Continuing Faculty
Megan Lewin
Westminster High School
Band Director
Melanie Trecek-King
Massasoit Community College
Associate Professor of Biology and Science Educator and Communicator, Thinking is Power
Michael Linert
Westminster High School
Performing Arts Department Chair & Director of Orchestras, Mariachi, and Guitar
Michelle Ewer
Tri-M Chair
Mike Perez
Kinard Core Knowledge Middle School
Director of Bands
Milissa Mills
Pomona High School - Midnight Vocal Ensemble
Choir Director
Miranda Garzaniti
Colorado Springs Charter Academy
Music Educator
Missy Strong
Mt Laurel Township Schools
Music Teacher
Nat Wickham
University of Northern Colorado
Professor of Music
Nick Lenio
Lead Guitar
Regional Director for Lead Guitar
Omar Thomas
University of Texas at Austin
Assistant Professor of Composition
Oren Logan
Olander School for Project-Based Learning
Music Teacher
Peter Hellyer
Denver Percussion
Founder
Peter Toews
CMEA
Instrumental Music Council Chair
Phil Newland
Columbine High School
Vocal Music, Beginning Guitar, Adaptive Music, and AP Music Theory
Phuong Nguyen
Boltz Middle School
Director of Bands
Rick Shaw
CMEA and CBA Chairman of Marching Affairs
Exhibits Chair
Robert Sheldon
Composer/Conductor/Clinician
Roger Emerson
Arranger, Composer and music teacher
Ruth Gurgel
Kansas State University
Dr. Ruth Gurgel, Associate Professor of Music Education
Ryan Garrison
Denver School of the Arts
Director of Vocal Music
Ryan Unangst
Romeo Music
Technology Specialist
Ryan Van Gilder
Colorado State University-Pueblo
Trombone and Assistant Director of Bands
Sarah Off
University of Northern Colorado
Assistant Professor of Violin and Music Business
Scott Schlup
Rocky Mountain High School
Director of Bands
Scott Wheeler
Kinard Core Knowledge Middle School
Choir Director
Sean Flanigan
CMEA
College and University Music Council Chair
Seth Pendergast
Colorado State University
Assistant Professor in Music Education
Shawna Lemons
High Plains School in TSD
K-8 Music Teacher
Shawna Mendez
The Manning School of Academics and Arts
Choir Director
Sheridan Monroe Loyd
Montrose High School
Director of Bands
Stanley Curtis
Colorado State University
Assistant Professor (trumpet)
Tanner Oharah
CMEA
Vocal Music Council Chair
Tanya LeJeune
Jefferson County Public Schools
Music mentor and Kodály Specialist
Tara Neeley
Graland Country Day School
Music educator
Tara U’Ren
Vocal Music teacher
Thalia Burd
Erie High School
Music Educator
Tim Lautzenheiser
Tri-M
Keynote Speaker. Chair National Tri-M
Tim Libby
Cherry Creek High School
Director of Bands
Tom Chapman
Lewis-Palmer High School
Director of Bands and Popular Music Studies
Tristan Peterson
Galileo School of Math and Science
Instrumental Music Teacher
Tyler Vandermeer
Columbine High School
Orchestra and Band Director
Wes Sparkes
Eagleview Middle Schoo
Choir Director
Whitney Luther
El Sistema Colorado
Executive Director
Will Ecker
Fort Collins High School
Choir Director
William Kohut
CMEA
Executive Director
WL Whaley
Colorado Bandmasters Association
Chief Judge
Zachary Fruits
Rock Canyon High School
Director of Bands