The IMPACT Team is a wonderful opportunity for college students to gain valuable teaching experience — and not just for Music Ed majors!

Applications are due by May 1.

What is the IMPACT Team?

This is a group of unpaid interns who assist the clinicians and staff of the Drum Major Academy® by providing administrative and teaching assistance as needed during the course of the DMA location where they are assigned.

Each member receives a full tuition, room and board to attend DMA.

To be eligible, applicants must be a matriculating student at a college or university.

Apply to join IMPACT

Jon Swengler, IMPACT Coordinator

John Leonard, DMA Lead Teacher.

Music, leadership, and youth advocacy have always been a passion of Jon’s and is thrilled to run the IMPACT program for DMA.

With over 20+ years of experience in leadership and music arts, Jon has held multiple positions within the music arts activity including Executive Director for USBands from 2017- 2019.

Today, Jon is the Director, Marketing and Development for C200 – an organization that focuses on inspiring, educating, supporting, and advancing women entrepreneurs and corporate, profit-center leaders.

Please feel free to email us with any IMPACT-related questions:

IMPACT Applications are due by May 1.

IMPACT Team Roles


IMPACT TEAM Members are unpaid interns. One never truly stops learning, so here is a great opportunity for you to continue with your education and development of critical leadership and communication skills.


IMPACT Team members are viewed as a teacher by the Academy students. You will be furthering your teaching techniques by serving as liaisons between the students and the staff.

Role Model

IMPACT Team members are role models for the high school students attending the workshop. This means you are an adult presence in the dorms, as well as other settings.