Lead Clinicians

Our Lead Clinicians are some of the very best in the business. These folks run their own programs at the high school and college level. They share a wealth of knowledge with our students.

Heidi Sarver, DMA Lead Teacher.

Heidi Sarver

  • Professor of Music
  • Director of Athletic Bands
  • University of Delaware

Evan Doyle

  • Band Director
  • Westborough High School
  • Westborough, MA

Kirk, Daniel.

Daniel Kirk

  • Director of Bands
  • Reinhart University

John Leonard, DMA Lead Teacher.

John Leonard

  • Faculty Specialist
  • Assistant Director of Bands
  • Western Michigan University

Justin McAdams, DMA Lead Teacher.

Justin McAdams

  • Band Director
  • Phoenixville Area High School
  • Phoenixville, PA

Katie McCarthy, DMA Lead Teacher.

Katie McCarthy

  • Band Director
  • Attleboro High School
  • Attleboro, MA

Sindorf, Trevor.

Trevor Sindorf

  • Band Director
  • Westfield High School
  • Westfield, NJ

Management

No program is successful without strong leadership and support. Our management team has been guiding the DMA vision since our very first days.

Jeanne Parks, DMA President.

Jeanne C. Parks

DMA President, Choral Director at Springfield Central HS (retired)

  • BS Music Education, West Chester U
  • MA Music Education/Choral Conducting, UMass Amherst
  • MS in Marriage & Family Therapy, Antioch New England
Kristen Darlington, DMA Administration.

Kristen Darlington

DMA Office Manager and Coordinator,
Business and Finance Manager

2018 Teaching Staff

Every one of our teaching staff members has years of study, performance, and teaching experience. Combined, they have more than 300 years of marching music training.

Laura Abbey

Education

  • BA, Music Education
    University of Delaware
  • MM, Music Education
    U of West Georgia

Drum Major

  • Color Guard Captain - U of Delaware

Jennifer Antocci

Education

  • BS, Public Health
    UMass Amherst
  • MSc, Community Health Education
    UMass Amherst

Drum Major

  • Gardner High School
  • University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band

Justin Aungst

Education

  • BM, Music Education
    West Chester University

Drum Major

  • Neshaminy High School

Katie Bello

Education

  • BA, English
    Western CT State University
  • MA, Non-Profit Management
    Pace University

Bonnie Harper

Bonnie Blakely

Education

  • BA, Music Ed
    UMass Amherst

Drum Major

  • Eagle HS
  • UMass Amherst
  • Bushwackers Drum & Bugle Corps

Blazeski, Will.

Will Blazeski

Education

  • BA, Public Health
    UMass Amherst

Drum Major

  • Nutley HS
  • UMass Amherst

Bluhm, Jaz.

Jaz Bluhm

Education

  • BA, Music Eduction
    Ohio State University

Drum Major

  • Perkins High School

Brandon Boehm

Education

  • BS, Physics
    University of Delaware

Drum Major

  • Severna Park High School
  • University of Delaware

Allison Clutter

Education

  • BM, Music Education
    Westminster College

Drum Major

  • Beaver Local High School

Collins, Andrew.

Andrew Collins

Education

  • BA, Music Ed
    Ohio State

Erin Cooper

Erin Cooper

Education

  • BA, Music Education
    James Madison University
  • MM, Instrumental Conducting
    University of Delaware
  • DMA, Wind Conducting
    University of Alabama

Drum Major

  • Seneca Valley High School

Joseph Daigle

Joseph Daigle

Education

  • BS, Finance
    U Delaware

Drum Major

  • Elkton High School
  • U Delaware

Jeremy DeWinter

Education

  • BM, Music Education
    Miami University of Ohio
  • MM, Music Education
    Florida State University

Drum Major

  • Centerburg High School

Lisa Dobbs

Drum Major Academy, George N. Parks DMA.

Sean Donnelly

Education

  • BM, Music Education
    University of Massachusetts

Drum Major

  • University of Massachusetts

Carly Duplant

Education

  • BM, Music Education
    Lamar University

Drum Major

  • Port Neches–Groves High School
  • Lamar University

Gennifer Dusold

Education

  • BA, Music
    Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Drum Major

  • Blackhawk HS
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Drew Eary

Drew Eary

Education

  • BA, Music Ed
    University of Arizona
  • BA, Clarinet Performance
    University of Arizona

Drum Major

  • Centennial HS
  • University of Arizona

Allie Eldridge

Education

  • BS, Athletic Training
    Sacred Heart University

Drum Major

  • Color Guard Captain at Mark T Sheehan High School

Drum Major Academy, George N. Parks DMA.

Adam Fulmizi

Education

  • BA, Music Ed
    Cal State University Fullerton

Drum Major

  • Walnut High School

Edward Gelberg

Education

  • BS, Physics
    UMass Amherst

Drum Major

  • Burlington High School
  • University of Massachusetts

Golombek, Kira.

Kira Golombek

Education

  • BA, Music Education
    University of Redlands

Drum Major

  • Vista Murrieta High School

Rob Hammerton

Rob Hammerton

Education

  • BA, Journalistic Studies
    UMass Amherst
  • MM, Music Education
    Boston University

Drum Major

  • UMass Amherst

Emy Hardy

Education

  • BA, History
    UMass Amherst
  • , Clarinet Performance
    UMass Amherst

Drum Major

  • Chaparral High School Platinum Sound and Emerald Guard
  • Clarinet Section Leader, UMass Minuteman Marching Band
  • UMMB Colonial Honor Guard

Jordan Harris

Education

  • BA, Music Ed
    East Carolina University

Drum Major

  • Riverside High School
  • East Carolina University

Drum Major Academy, George N. Parks DMA.

Diane Huseman

Education

  • BA, Music Education
    University of North Texas

Drum Major

  • Creekview High School
  • Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps

Cameron Ivie

Education

  • BM, Music Education
    University of Louisville

Drum Major

  • Henderson County High School
  • University of Louisville

Sanford Jones

Education

  • BA, Music Education
    UMass Amherst
  • MA, Wind Band Conduction
    The American Band College of SHSU

Drum Major

  • The Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps
  • UMass Minuteman Marching Band
  • Associate Conductor for Blast!

Tess Jones

Tess Jones

Education

  • BA, Music Education
    U of North Texas

Drum Major

  • Abilene High School

Kurilla, Matt.

Matt Kurilla

Education

  • BS, Education
    University of Delaware
  • MA, Education
    Gratz College

John Lanzillo

John Lanzillo

Education

  • BA, Vocal Jazz Studies
    UMass Amherst

Scott Lirgg

Education

  • BA, Biochemistry (Premed)
    University of Arkansas
  • BA, Psychology
    University of Arkansas

Drum Major

  • Ramay Junior High school
  • Fayetteville High School
  • University of Arkansas

Drum Major Academy, George N. Parks DMA.

Connor Marsh

Education

  • BA, Music Ed
    Colorado State University

Drum Major

  • Loveland High School

Thersa Martin

Theresa Martin

Education

  • BA, Music Ed
    U of North Texas

Drum Major

  • Guyer HS
  • Boston Crusaders

Lauren Milbourn

Education

  • BM, Music Ed
    University of Nebraska at Omaha

Drum Major

  • Millard South High School
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Nebraska Masonic All-Star Marching Band

Hieu Nguyen

Drum Major Academy, George N. Parks DMA.

Jackie Nicholson

Education

  • BA, Marketing
    UMass Amherst
  • BA, Communication
    UMass Amherst

Drum Major

  • Gardner High School
  • UMMB

Michael Nicholson

Michael Nicholson

Education

  • BA, History
    UMass Amherst
  • BA, Political Science
    UMASS Amherst
  • MSc, Public Policy
    UMass Amherst

Drum Major

  • Gardner High School Wildcat Marching Band
  • UMass Minuteman Marching Band

Parent, Matt.

Matthew Parent

Education

  • BA, Political Science
    UMass Amherst
  • MA, World Politics
    Catholic University of America
  • MA, Political Science
    UCONN
  • , Human Rights
    UCONN

Drum Major

  • Palmer High School

Laiton Pigg

Education

  • BM, Music Education
    The University of Tennessee

Drum Major

  • Livingston Academy
  • The University of Tennessee

Izzy Potts

Education

  • BA, Performance & Conducting
    Wheaton College Conservatory
  • MM, Performance
    Univ. of Oklahoma
  • DMA, Performance
    Univ. of North Texas

Drum Major

  • Grapevine HS

Radford, Kameron.

Kameron Radford

Education

  • BS, History Secondary Education, Music Minor
    Appalachian State University

Drum Major

  • Hunter Huss High School
  • Appalachian State University

Rachel Rivard

Education

  • BA, Music Education
    UMass Amherst

Drum Major

  • East Hartford High School
  • UMass Minuteman Marching Band

Korey Saunders

Education

  • BA, Music Education
    The Ohio State University

Drum Major Academy, George N. Parks DMA.

Jess Sawall

Education

  • BM, Music Education
    University of Delaware

Drum Major

  • Brass Coordinator University of Delaware

Cheyenne Smith

Education

  • BS, Apparel Design
    University of Delaware

Drum Major

  • University of Delaware

Emily Smith

Emily Smith

Education

  • BA, Music Education
    University of Delaware
  • MM, Trombone Performance
    University of Delaware

Drum Major

  • University of Delaware

Hope Spaw

Hope Spaw

Education

  • BM, Performance
    Northwestern State University
  • BMEd: BMEd - Bachelor of Music Education, Music Education
    Northwestern State University

Drum Major

  • Parkway High School
  • Northwestern State University

Aaron Staluppi

Aaron Staluppi

Education

  • BA, Music Education/Performance
    UMass Amherst
  • MM, Tuba Performance
    UMass Amherst

Drum Major

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst

Jon Swengler

Education

  • BA, Psychology
    UMass Amherst

Drum Major

  • Huntington High School
  • Syracuse Brigadiers DBC
  • UMass Amhest

Matt Sypek

Education

  • BM, Music Education
    University of Massachusetts
  • MM, Wind Conducting
    University of Massachusetts

Rachel Sze

Education

  • BA, Music Education
    Michigan State University

Drum Major

  • Quince Orchard High School

Takahashi, Katie.

Katie Takahashi

Education

  • BA, Music Education
    UCLA

Drum Major

  • Walnut High School

Sarah Thompson

Sarah Thompson

Education

  • BA, Music Education
    UNCO

Drum Major

  • Bear Creek High School

Brian Wolfe

Education

  • BMEd: BMEd - Bachelor of Music Education, Music Education
    University of Arkansas
  • MM, Conducting
    University of Arkansas
  • DMA, Conducting
    University of Oklahoma

Drum Major

  • Fayetteville High School
  • University of Arkansas

Charya Wolfe

Charya Wolfe

Education

  • BA, Instrumental Ed
    Oklahoma City University

Drum Major

  • Mustang HS

Melissa Zepeda

Education

  • BM, Music Ed
    Ohio State University

Drum Major

  • Park View High School

IMPACT Team

Each summer, 50 college students from across the country assist the DMA clinicians and staff in behind-the-scenes preparations, daily workshop sessions, and evening activities.

These dedicated college students work side-by-side with our professional staff as part of our IMPACT program. Do you think you have what it takes to join them?

IMPACT Team