NCMTA Executive Officers and Board of Directors currently serving

Serving NCMTA

These individuals are serving NCMTA currently in leadership positions on the Executive Board and Board of Directors. Executive Officers are elected by the membership to two-year terms. Other members of the NCMTA Board of Directors volunteer to serve and are appointed by the President.

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PresidentJeanine Skinner, DMA 405 Stone Monument Dr
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 906-0490
Vice President, MTNA FoundationTonya M Kirk, NCTM1503 Timber Wolf Dr
Durham, NC 27713
(919) 489-1876
Vice President, MembershipAllison Gagnon, DMA1801 N. Winds Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27127
(C)  (336) 782-2453
(W) (336) 631-1533
President Elect / Conference ChairKent Lyman, DM, NCTM3800 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC  27607
(919) 760-8124
SecretarySheila Dacus, NCTMSheila Dacus, NCTM
705 Opposition Way
Wake Forest, NC 27587
TreasurerDenise Pugliese, NCTM8502 Rosedale Dr.
Oak Ridge, NC  27310
(336) 337-1898
Immediate Past PresidentVictoria Fischer Faw, DMA, NCTM541 Dewitt Road
Glade Valley, NC 28627           
(C) (336) 263-7013
Arts and Advocacy Forum ChairDylan Savage, DMA1324 Guildcrest Lane
Charlotte, NC 28213
(704) 596-3239
College Faculty Forum ChairLaura Chu Stokes, NCTM Hayes School of Music
Appalachian State University 
813 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608
(614) 657-6685
Independent Music Teachers ForumDottie Buster, NCTM8516 Riddle Place
Raleigh, NC 27612-2585
(919) 847-0202
Development DirectorJennifer Paschal, PhD3320 Landor Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
(703) 819-0302
NCMTA Scholarship Foundation ChairDiane Higgins, NCTM4625 Mullens Ford Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28226
(704) 366-4323
MTNA Certification ChairDiane H. Blanchard, NCTM1600 Four Iron Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 503-2410
Student Activities ChairAnnie Jeng, DMA22 Finley Ridge Way
Greensboro, NC 27455
Technology Chair
Planning Senate ChairKerry Carlin, DME, NCTM400 South Pitt Street
Greenville, NC  27834
(C) (252) 717-1756
Organ & Harpsichord Teachers ChairMary Lou Peeples, NCTM3405 Lakeview Dr
Pfafftown, NC 27040-9544
(H) (336) 923-2227
Piano Teachers ChairEden Esters Brown8017 Windsor Way
Elon, NC 27244
(336) 380-1661
Theory & Composition ChairTravis Alford, PhD100 Kensington Court
Clayton, NC 27527
(252) 903-9417

Office address:
379 A.J. Fletcher Music Center
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Voice Teachers ChairAnnette Stowe7613 Lilly Pond Lane
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
(919) 346-1995
Wind, Brass, String and Percussion Teachers, and NC Chamber ChairNicolas Lira, DMA905 7th Ave Apt 32D
Garner, NC 27529
(910) 390-0126
Conference Chair / President-Elect (see also under Executive Board)Kent Lyman, DM, NCTM3800 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC  27607
(919) 760-8124
Local Conference ChairKerry Carlin, DME, NCTM400 South Pitt Street
Greenville, NC  27834
(C) (252) 717-1756
MTNA Competition ChairMark Tollefsen, DMA111 Lamb Street
Fayetteville, NC  28305
(314) 540-4117
Concert Instruments Festival Director (also, see above under Woodwind, Brass and Percussion Teachers chair)Nicolas Lira, DMA905 7th Ave Apt 32D
Garner, NC 27529
(910) 390-0126
Piano Performance Festival DirectorEmily MorganEmily Morgan
Voice Performance Festival DirectorMargot Hafner1241 South Main St. Suite 11
Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 691-0940
Constitution ChairBarbara Furr, NCTM537 Upland Drive
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 520-0721
HistorianCarol Ann Barry, NCTM4003 Jockey Club Circle
Cary, NC  27519
(919) 650-3681
Editor, NC Music Teachers Jennifer Paschal, PhD (Interim)3320 Landor Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
(703) 819-0302
WebmasterCathy Pescevich Kreplin608 Harbour View Drive
Kill Devil Hills, NC
(252) 955-0706
Cape Fear Music Teachers AssociationByron Marshall133 Stoneybrook Road
Wilmington, NC 28411-7866
(919) 340-3421
Chapel Hill Music Teachers AssociationAllison Flors117 W. Main Street
Carrboro, NC 27510-2025
(440) 665-7391
Charlotte Music Teachers AssociationMargaret Louise Norwood, NCTM116 Randstone Ct
Charlotte, NC 28211
(H) (704) 365-5634
Durham Music Teachers AssociationMatthew Sampson3204 Cole Mill Road
Durham, NC 27712-3240
(704) 682-3506
Greensboro Music Teachers AssociationDenise Pugliese, NCTM8502 Rosedale Dr.
Oak Ridge, NC  27310
(336) 337-1898
Raleigh Piano Teachers AssociationBonnie B. Walker, NCTM9206 Keswick Woods Court
Raleigh, NC 27615
(919) 630-5847
MTNA Southern Division Director-ElectDr. Thomas Swenson, NCTM309 West Avondale Drive
Greensboro, NC 27403
(252) 503-2410 (336) 317-1686