If your state is not represented here, please volunteer to be your state's chair by contacting Linda Thompson or Marilyn Bennett

State Chair Responsibilities

  1. Communicate with new members within your state soon after they join WBDI.  Encourage their active participation in WBDI.
  2. Actively promote WBDI at music conferences, state meetings, etc. that you attend.
  3. Communicate with individuals in your region encouraging them to attend Summer Conference as well as the Midwest Clinic.
  4. Submit state news items to the editor of the Woman Conductor by Feb. 1, April 1 and/or Oct. 1 for inclusion. Submit at least one article a year.
  5. Send a report of your activities to the Recording Secretary by November 1 and May 1 of each year so that this information can be included in their report for the next meeting.
  6. Nominate women in your state for awards, encourage them to apply for specific awards.  
  7. If you attend the Midwest Clinic, be available to work a shift at the WBDI booth.

Alabama: Holly Connell CONTACT HOLLY

Arkansas: Valerie Laney-Rowe CONTACT VALERIE

Central California: Kim Mieder CONTACT KIM

Southern California: Dell Schroeder CONTACT DELL

Colorado: Megan Lewin CONTACT MEGAN

Connecticut: Anne Tortora CONTACT ANNE

Delaware: Samantha DeLuca CONTACT SAMANTHA

Florida: Brittan Braddock CONTACT BRITTAN

Georgia: Requel Stegall CONTACT REQUEL

Idaho: Christy Taylor CONTACT CHRISTY

Illinois: Maura Shepherd CONTACT MAURA

Indiana: Jennifer Gordon (co-chair) CONTACT JENNIFER

                Sarah Aymond (co-chair) CONTACT SARAH

Iowa: Jennifer Williams CONTACT JENNIFER

Kansas: Jennifer Antonetti CONTACT JENNIFER

Louisiana: Brenda Castillo CONTACT BRENDA

Maryland: Lori Schwartz Reichl CONTACT LORI

Massachusetts: Amanda Tumbleson CONTACT AMANDA

Michigan: Heather Ellenwood CONTACT HEATHER

Missouri: Julie Capps CONTACT JULIE

Montana: Willi Prince CONTACT WILLI

Nebraska: Chiyo Trauernicht CONTACT CHIYO

New Jersey: Jenna Makos CONTACT JENNA

New York: Holly L McCoy CONTACT HOLLY

North Carolina: Melanie Watson CONTACT MELANIE

Ohio: Wendy Reeves CONTACT WENDY

Oklahoma: Chelsea Zuniga CONTACT CHELSEA

Oregon: Julie Bounds CONTACT JULIE

Pennsylvania: Jenny Neff CONTACT JENNY

South Carolina: Christina Randall CONTACT CHRISTINA

South Dakota: Mary Cogswell CONTACT MARY

Texas: Marilyn Bennett CONTACT MARILYN

Utah: Christine Wolf CONTACT CHRISTINE

Virginia: Melissa Hall CONTACT MELISSA

Washington: Diana Appler CONTACT DIANA

Wisconsin: Lisa Zemlock CONTACT LISA


Canada: Kathie Van Lare (co-chair) CONTACT KATHIE

                Sarah Drew (co-chair) CONTACT SARAH

Lauren Helmer (Province Chair for Ontario) CONTACT LAUREN

Italy: Alessandra Tamborlani CONTACT ALESSAND