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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)

 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, Third Street Music School Settlement,
New York, NY
(212) 777-3240

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

Northeast (NET)

ME, VT, NH, MA, CT, RI

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
 

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.

Chapters are administered and represented by the following:

  • A chapter chair (or two co-chairs) that shapes the annual agenda for the chapter with the input of chapter members; oversees chapter activity; participates in periodic teleconference calls with regional chapter officers; assists in membership development within the regional boundaries; and serves as a regional representative on the National Guild’s Members Council. Typically, chapter chairs are directors of institutions or organizations.
  • A vice chair that assists the chair and carries out the duties of the chair in that person’s absence; participates in periodic teleconference calls with regional chapter officers; in the absence of the secretary, the vice chair is responsible for the minutes, and
  • A secretary-treasurer that keeps minutes; notifies chapter members of chapter meetings; participates in periodic teleconference calls with regional chapter officers; and in collaboration with the chapter chair forwards pertinent chapter information to the national office for posting on the National Guild’s website.
  • Additional chapter representatives (if applicable) who serve on the National Guild’s Members Council.


Each of these serves a term of three years and may be re-elected to serve up to two consecutive terms.

Chapter Leaders »

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