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

Joseph Muñoz, DMA Lead Teacher.

Joseph Munoz

  • Director of Bands
  • Pearland High School
  • Pearland, TX

Christopher Cansler, DMA Lead Teacher.

Christopher Cansler

  • Director of Bands
  • Independence High School
  • Frisco, TX

Dr. Lauren Reynolds, DMA Lead Teacher.

Lauren Reynolds

  • Assistant Professor of Music
  • Director of Concert Bands
  • University of Delaware

Justin McAdams, DMA Lead Teacher.

Justin McAdams

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

Evan Doyle, DMA Lead Teacher.

Evan Doyle

  • Band Director
  • Westborough High School
  • Westborough, MA

Katie McCarthy, DMA Lead Teacher.

Katie McCarthy

  • Band Director
  • Attleboro High School
  • Attleboro, MA

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

  • 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

  • BS Animal Science, UMass Amherst

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

Drum Major Academy, George N. Parks DMA.

Katie Bello (Hughes)

Education

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

Drum Major Academy, George N. Parks DMA.

Kate Bertelli-Wilinski

Education

  • BA, Music & Legal Studies
    UMass Amherst
  • MSc, Music Education
    Troy University
  • Ph.D., Music Ed
    Univ CO Boulder

Drum Major

  • Middleborough HS
  • UMass Amherst

Blanco, Trae.

Trae Blanco

Education

  • BA, Music Education
    New Mexico State University
  • MM, Wind Conducting
    Indiana University Jacob School
  • DMA, Wind Conducting
    Arizona State University

Drum Major

  • Piedra Vista High School
  • New Mexico State University
  • 2005 Bands of America Tournament of Roses Honor Band

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

Collins, Andrew.

Andrew Collins

Education

  • BA, Music Ed
    Ohio State

Drum Major Academy, George N. Parks DMA.

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

Drum Major Academy, George N. Parks DMA.

Joseph Daigle

Education

  • BS, Finance
    U Delaware

Drum Major

  • Elkton High School
  • U Delaware

Gennifer Dusold

Education

  • BA, Music
    Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Drum Major

  • Blackhawk HS
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Eary, Drew.

Drew Eary

Education

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

Drum Major

  • Centennial HS
  • University of Arizona

Everett, Will.

Will Everett

Education

  • BA, Journalism & Mass Communication
    Arizona State U

Drum Major

  • Pearland HS
  • Arizona State U

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

Drum Major Academy, George N. Parks DMA.

Jonathen Griffin

Education

  • BA, Music Education
    University of North Texas

Drum Major

  • John Horn High School
  • University of North Texas

Hammerton, Rob.

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

Bonnie Harper

Education

  • BA, Music Ed
    UMass Amherst

Drum Major

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

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!

Drum Major Academy, George N. Parks DMA.

Tess Jones

Education

  • BA, Music Education
    U of North Texas

Drum Major

  • Abilene High School

Kirk, Daniel.

Daniel Kirk

Education

  • BA, Music Education
    Missouri Western State University
  • MM, Wind Conducting
    Northwestern University
  • DMA, Conducting
    Michigan State University

Drum Major

  • Missouri Western State University

Kurilla, Matt.

Matt Kurilla

Education

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

Drum Major Academy, George N. Parks DMA.

John Lanzillo

Education

  • BA, Vocal Jazz Studies
    UMass Amherst

Leonard, John.

John Leonard

Education

  • BA, Music Education
    UMass Amherst
  • MM, Jazz Composition/Arrangement
    UMass Amherst
  • MM, Wind Conducting
    Western Michigan University

Martin, Theresa.

Theresa Martin

Education

  • BA, Music Ed
    U of North Texas

Drum Major

  • Guyer HS
  • Boston Crusaders

McCarthy, John.

John McCarthy

Education

  • BA, English Education
    UMass Amherst

Nicholson, Mike.

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

Drum Major Academy, George N. Parks DMA.

Taylor Nicholson

Education

  • BA, Music Education
    University of Kentucky

Drum Major

  • Grant County High School
  • University of Kentucky

Oliveto, Ashley.

Ashley Oliveto

Education

  • BA, Music Education
    Stetson University
  • MM, Clarinet Performance
    Boston Conservatory

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

Drum Major Academy, George N. Parks DMA.

Izzy Potts

Education

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

Drum Major

  • Grapevine HS

Drum Major Academy, George N. Parks DMA.

Frederick Omega Pye

Education

  • BA, Drawing
    Penn State

Drum Major

  • Germantown HS
  • Penn State

Radford, Kameron.

Kameron Radford

Education

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

Drum Major

  • Hunter Huss High School
  • Appalachian State University

Drum Major Academy, George N. Parks DMA.

Rachel Rivard

Education

  • BA, Music Education
    UMass Amherst

Drum Major

  • East Hartford High School
  • UMass Minuteman Marching Band

Lorraine Selke

Education

  • BA, Music Education
    West Chester University
  • MM, Performance/Conducting
    West Chester University

Drum Major

  • West Chester East HS
  • West Chester University

Sindorf, Trevor.

Trevor Sindorf

Education

  • BA, Music Education
    University of Delaware
  • MM, Wind Conducting
    University of Delaware

Drum Major

  • University of Delaware
  • Reading Buccaneers

Sindorf, Trevor.

Emily Smith

Education

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

Drum Major

  • University of Delaware

Spaw, Hope.

Hope Spaw

Education

  • BA, Music Education
    Northwestern State University

Drum Major

  • Parkway High School

Staluppi, Aaron.

Aaron Staluppi

Education

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

Drum Major

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst

Drum Major Academy, George N. Parks DMA.

Brian Stellato

Education

  • BA, Music Ed
    University of Delaware
  • MA, Education
    Stony Brook University

Drum Major

  • Sachem HS
  • Univ of Delaware

Jon Swengler

Education

  • BA, Psychology
    UMass Amherst

Drum Major

  • Huntington High School
  • Syracuse Brigadiers DBC
  • UMass Amhest

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

Drum Major Academy, George N. Parks DMA.

Sarah Thompson

Education

  • BA, Music Education
    UNCO

Drum Major

  • Bear Creek High School

Drum Major Academy, George N. Parks DMA.

Charya Wolfe

Education

  • BA, Instrumental Ed
    Oklahoma City University

Drum Major

  • Mustang HS

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