Board of Directors

Meeting of the 2022-2024 IMTA Board of Directors, Saturday, January 13, 2024.


2022-2023 IMTA Board of Directors


President  –  Ellen Bulow (2021-2023)
President-Elect  –  Erica Ogden (2021-2023)
Immediate Past President  –  DJ Smith (2019-2021)
Executive Secretary-Treasurer  –  Maria Mann (2022-2024)
Recording Secretary  –  Nicha Stapanukul (2022-2024)
First Vice President, Membership  –  Valerie Merrell (2019-2023)
Second Vice President, Local Associations  –  Linda Witchie (2021-2023)

Local Association Presidents

Greater Evansville MTA  –  Ku-Han Kuan
Greater Indianapolis MTA  – Valerie Merrell
MTA of South Central IN  –  Nancy Crump
North Central Indiana MTA  –  Nancy Spahr
Northeast Indiana MTA  –  Sandy Moser
South Bend Area MTA  –  Paula Laskowski
Tippecanoe MTA – Nadya Dubikovsky
Wabash Valley MTA  –  Jonathan Coleman

Collegiate Chapter Presidents

Ball State University  – Pedro Medeiros
Butler University  – Valerie Merrell
Indiana State University  – N/A
Indiana University  – Hyeseon Jin

*Collegiate Chapter Presidents are non-voting members on the Board of Directors. 

State Chairpersons

Advertising – Erica Ogden
AIM Coordinator  –  Jody Thomas
Arts Awareness and Advocacy  –  Karen Thickstun
Certification  –  DJ Smith
Collaborative Performance –  Sally Eppert
College Faculty Forum  –  Claudia Bossard
Collegiate Chapters  –  Lori Rhoden
Conference Chair – Caroline KyungA Ahn
Hoosier Auditions Coordinator  –  Daniel Lin
Independent Music Teachers Forum  –  Christina Whitlock 
MTNA Competitions  – Jim Helton
MTNA Composer Commissioning  –  Caroline KyungA Ahn
MTNA Foundation and Development  –  Janet Palmberg
Opus  Composition Festival  – Michael Seregow


Christina Whitlock (Chair)
DJ Smith
Amy Chaplin

*Only the chair of the Trustees serves on the Board of Directors. He/she is a non-voting member.