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Regional Chapters

Regional chapters provide a forum for Guild members to connect with their neighbors. Members come together to share information and ideas, gain skills, provide mutual support and inspiration, and achieve common goals.

The Guild currently has two regional chapters:

  • New York Metro (NYM): Serving the New York Metro area
  • Northeast (NET): Serving ME, VT, NH, MA, CT, and RI

These Chapters work in concert with our Ambassadors to provide networking and professional development services to our membership in it's entirety. We are currently accepting nominations for our first slate of Ambassadors. The deadline to make a nomination is May 22, 5PM ET. Learn More

Chapter Leadership

Chapters are led by member-elected officers who serve three-year terms, and typically include a chair, vice-chair, and a secretary. The nomination and election process for these positions are held annually in the fall, at the time of the annual conference. Chapter Chairs also serve on the Members Council.

New York Metro (NYM)

 New York Metro Area

Igal Kesselman, Chair
Director, Lucy Moses School at the Kaufman Center,
New York, NY
(212) 501-3363

Lee Koonce, Vice Chair
Executive Director, Ballet Hispanico,
New York, NY
(212) 362-6710

Alicia Andrews, Recording Secretary
Assistant Director, Lucy Moses School at the Kaufman Center,
New York, NY
(212) 501-3363

Northeast (NET)


Jason Trotta, Chair
Executive Director, Northampton Community Music Center, Northampton, MA
(413) 585-0001

Noah Bloom, Vice Chair
Interim Executive Director, Neighborhood Music School
New Haven, CT
(203) 624-5189

Alyssa Lee, Secretary/Treasurer
Executive Director, New School of Music
Cambridge, MA
(617) 492-8105

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