Chris McDowell President
Chris McDowell has been a public school general music teacher for 16 years. He currently teaches kindergarten through fifth grade at Clays Mill Elementary in Lexington, Kentucky. He has a master’s degree in vocal performance from Miami University, is certified by the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, has completed four levels of Dalcroze eurhythmics training, and is trained in Modern Band. He is an active member of the Kentucky Orff-Schulwerk Association where he currently serves as president.
Kayla Collier Vice President
Kayla Collier (she/her) is the music, movement, and visual arts specialist at Cochrane Elementary in Louisville, KY. She earned a Bachelor’s of Music Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master’s of Music in Music Education from the University of Kentucky. She completed three levels of Orff-Schulwerk training at the University of Kentucky and has been published in The Orff Echo
Jamie McGlothlin Treasurer
Jamie McGlothlin teaches K-5th General Music and 4th-5th Choir at Paint Lick Elementary in Garrard County, KY. Jamie received her Bachelor’s in Music Education at Asbury University, and her Master’s in Music at Western Kentucky University. She has also completed all three Orff-Schulwerk levels at the University of Kentucky.
Julianna Nitz Membership
Julianna Nitz currently teaches at Bridgeport Elementary School in Frankfort, KY. She received her Bachelor’s of Music Education from University of Kentucky, a member of AOSA, and she has completed all 3 Orff-Schulwerk level certifications and Level 1 Dalcroze eurythmics. Her teaching experience spans public and private schools and prior to teaching in Kentucky, she also taught in Pennsylvania as well as overseas in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
Katie Hazelwood Secretary, Hospitality
Katie Hazelwood teaches PreK-8 Music at John Paul II Academy and St. Athanasius School in Louisville, Kentucky. She received her Bachelor’s in Music Education from Northern Kentucky University and has completed all-three Orff-Schulwerk Levels from The University of Kentucky.
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Lindsey Duncan Member-at-Large
Lindsey Duncan teaches PreK—8th grade Music at Saint Agnes Parish School in Louisville, KY. Lindsey earned her Bachelor’s in Music Education from Asbury University and her Master’s in Music Education with an emphasis in Orff-Schulwerk from the University of Kentucky. She has completed all three Orff-Schulwerk levels along with an Orff-Schulwerk curriculum design course and has been published in the Orff Echo.
Dr. Martina Vasil Webmaster, University of Kentucky Liaison
Martina Vasil is an Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of Kentucky. She also teaches music part-time at Lexington Montessori School, grades PreK–6. Martina earned her Bachelor’s and PhD in Music Education from West Virginia University and her Master’s in Music Education from Eastman School of Music. She has completed all three Orff-Schulwerk levels and is on the editorial Board for the Orff Echo, the national journal of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association.
Dr. Rob Amchin University of Louisville Liaison