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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.

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


ARKANSAS - Valerie Laney-Rowe: Email


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA - Dell Schroeder: Email

COLORADO - Megan Lewin: Email

CONNECTICUT - Anne Tortora: Email

DELAWARE - Samatha DeLuca: Email

FLORIDA - Alondra Bahis-Mariles: Email

GEORGIA - Requel Stegall: Email

IDAHO - Christy Taylor: Email

ILLINOIS - Maura Shepherd: Email

INDIANA - Jennifer Gordon: Email

IOWA - Jennifer Williams: Email

KANSAS - Jennifer Antonetti: Email

LOUISIANA - Brenda Castillo: Email

MARYLAND - Lori Schwartz Reichl: Email

MASSACHUSETTS - Amanda Tumbleson: Email

MICHIGAN - Heather Ellenwood: Email

MISSOURI - Julie Capps: Email

MONTANA - Willi Prince: Email

NEBRASKA - Chiyo Trauernicht: Email

NEW JERSEY - Jenna Makos: Email

NEW YORK - Holly L. McCoy: Email

NEW MEXICO - Melissa Rice: Email

NORTH CAROLINA - Melanie Watson: Email and Website

OHIO - Wendy Reeves: Email

OKLAHOMA - Chelsea Zuniga: Email

OREGON - Julie Bounds: Email

PENNSYLVANIA - Jenny Neff: Email

SOUTH CAROLINA - Christina Randall: Email

SOUTH DAKOTA - Mary Cogswell: Email

TEXAS - Marilyn Bennett: Email

UTAH - Christine Wolf: Email

VIRGINIA - Melissa Hall: Email

WASHINGTON - Diana Appler: Email

WISCONSIN - Lisa Zemlock: Email


CANADA - Kathie Van Lare (Email) & Sarah Drew (Email)

  • Province Chair - Ontario: Lauren Helmer: Email

ITALY - Alessandra Tamborlani: Email

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