Early Childhood Music and Movement Association

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History of the

Early Childhood Music and Movement Association

 

  1986  Convention I  ~   Kindermusik Teachers Association

 

Location: Winston-Salem, NC

            Offered by the Southeast Region

            Hosted by Barbara Fisher

            Keynote Speaker:  Audrey Sillick

            100% of membership in attendance:  99 people

            Officers of Kindermusik Teachers Association

 

 

           President:  Linda K. Robinson

           Vice President:  Donna Cooper

           Secretary-Treasurer: Leilani Miranda

 

            Regional Representatives:

Northeast Region: Eleanor Neal

            Southeast Region: Carol Harris

            Central Region: Alesia Byrd

            Western Region: Barb Toth

            Administrative Director: Frankie Cain

1986 Convention Agenda:

1.    Formed the organization and adopted By-Laws

2.    Appointed committees to set up certification process

3.    Appointed Chairmain Cave Editor of Kindermusik Teachers Association News ~First edition: September 1986

4.    Officers elected

5.    Lorne Heyge gave history of Kindermusik in Germany and  United States

6.    Audrey Sillick introduced to teachers and gave keynote speech.  

 

Convention II

1988

Princeton NJ

Hosted by the Northeast Region

Convention Chair: Donna Cooper

Elected board:

President – Leilani Miranda

Vice President – Charmaine Cave Dersham

Secretary-Treasurer – Barb Toth

Regional Representatives:

    Anita Cooper, NE

Beth Maisonpierre, SE

Diane Colin, C

    Suzanne Tipps, W

Past President – Linda Robinson  

Administrative Director – Valerie Shondel

Agenda:

  1. Introduced new North American curriculum
  2. Overview training sessions on new curriculum
  3. Certification process adopted
  4. Newsletter named The Path
  5. Appointed new editor of The Path:  

               Gailanne Hubbard

Convention III

1990

Estes Park CO

Hosted by the Western Region

Convention Chair: Barb Toth

Keynote: Dee Coulter

Elected board:

President – Barb Toth

 

Vice President – Suzanne Tipps

Secretary-Treasurer – Diane Colin

Regional Representatives:

    Susan Wilkins, NE

    Sheila Lawson, SE

    Sherry Grimsby, C

      Molly Beiningen, W

Past President – Leilani Miranda

Administrative Director – Judy Ropp (1991)

 

Agenda:

 

1. New Musical Beginnings curriculum introduced by Linda Swears     

2. Dee Coulter introduced and gave keynote speech

3. Adopted a statement of ethics

4. National organization begins to focus on developing regional strength

5. Appointed new editor of The Path: Martha Hallquist

Convention IV

1992

Chicago IL

Hosted by the Central Region

Convention Chair: Sherry Grimsby

Elected board:

President – Barb Toth

Vice President – Molly Beiningin

VP for Convention – Sheila Lawson

Secretary-Treasurer – Elaine Harris

Regional Representatives:

         Kathleen Bullivant, NE

Sandy Barber, SE

        Carol Farris (R.I.P.), C

Cathy Mathia, SW

Marilee Evans, W

Past President – Leilani Miranda

Administrative Director – Judy Ropp

The Path Editor – Martha Hallquist

Agenda:

  1. Divided Western region into two regions
  2. More focus on regional and local groups
  3. Updating of By-Laws
  4. Responded to members’ requests for Kindermusik Year 2 training workshops in western and southwestern regions

STATISTICS  JUNE 10, 1993

867 members

48 states represented

 (lacking Idaho & Hawaii)

39 members in Canada

12 members outside North America

Growth rate: 100 members per year

 

 

KTA becomes Early Childhood Music Association (ECMA)

Founding board Spring 1994

President – Barb Toth

Vice President – Molly Beiningin

Second Vice-President – Sheila Lawson

Secretary-Treasurer – Elaine Harris

Regional Representatives:

         Kathleen Bullivant, NE

Sandy Barber, SE

       Carol Farris (R.I.P.), C

Cathy Mathia, SW

Marilee Evans, W

Convention V

1994

Asheville NC

Hosted by the Southeast Region

Convention Chair:  Sheila Lawson

Elected board:

President – Cathy Mathia

First Vice President – Carol Farris (R.I.P.)

Second Vice President – Lorna Singer

Secretary-Treasurer – Caroline House

Regional Respresentatives:

     Grace Kidney, NE

                  Joyce Jordan-DeCarbo, SE

Vickie Wills, C

     Chris Duncan, SW

       Karen Haughey, W

Past President – Barb Toth

ECMA News guest editor – Ray Robertson

Agenda:

  1. Officially changed name to Early Childhood Music Association
  2. Musikgarten’s Cycle of Seasons introduced
  3. Early Childhood Connections Journalintroduced from Foundation for Music/Movement Based Education
  4. ECMA officially attained a 501-C-3 status, an IRS non-profit designation

Convention VI

1996

Santa Fe NM

Hosted by the Southwest Region

Convention Chair:  Lorna Singer

Elected Board:

President – Joyce Jordan-DeCarbo

First Vice President – Lorna Singer

Second Vice President – Judy Lewis

Secretary-Treasurer – Andrew Pudewa

Regional Representatives:

Jill Hannagan, NE    

Carla Quintero, SE

Susan Morrison, C

   Leslie Kowalski, SW

     Jeanette E. Keyser, W

Past President – Cathy Mathia

Administrative Assistant – Karen Hornyak

ECMA NewsEditor – Beverly McGahey

Convention VII

1998

Baltimore MD

Hosted by the Northeast Region

Convention Chair:  Judy Lewis

Elected Board:

President – Lorna Singer

First Vice-President – Leslie Kowalski

Second Vice-President – Jeanette Keyser

Secretary-Treasurer – Judy Lewis

Regional representatives:

        Ruth Schechter, NE

Lynn Luce, SE

           Mary Beth Hauser, C

       Warren Henry, SW

         Angie Leprohon, W 

Past President – Joyce Jordan-DeCarbo

Administrative Assistant – Joyce Korgan (R.I.P.)

Agenda:

  1. The Early Childhood Music Association (ECMA) became the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association (ECMMA)
  2.  Secretary – Treasurer was split into two positions
  3. Forms for Local Chapters, Membership, Certification, were standardized
  4. An ECMMA website was launched

Convention VIII

2000

Portland OR

Hosted by the Western Region

Convention Chair:  Jeanette Keyser

 

Elected Board:

President – Lynn Luce

First Vice President – Ruth Schechter

Second Vice President – Mary Scripps

Secretary – Warren Henry

Treasurer – Judy Lewis

Regional Respresentatives:

Janet Silburn, NE

Aviva Enoch, SE

Jan Vidruk, C

Mark Turner, SW

Dorothy Tish, W

Past President – Lorna Singer

Board Adivsor – Joyce Jordan-DeCarbo

Administrative Assistant – Joyce Korgan (R.I.P.)

ECMMA NewsEditor – Joy Galliford

Agenda:

  1. A sixth region added: NE, SE, NC, SC, NW, SW
  2. Members-At-Large are added to the Elected Board
  3. Past President became voting member of the Board
  4. A Board Visioning weekend retreat was held at Lynn Luce’s home in Florida

Convention IX

2002

Minneapolis MN

Hosted by the North Central Region

Convention Chair: Mary Scripps

Elected Board:

President – Lynn Luce

First Vice President – Ruth Schechter

Second Vice President – Aviva Enoch

Secretary – Janet Silburn

Treasurer – Mary Scripps

Regional Representatives:

Jacqueline Huffman-Krizsa, NE

Jan Boner, SE

Jan Vidruk, NC

Diane Lange, SC

Linnea Hillesland, NW

Judy Blakeney, SW

Members-At-Large – Mark Turner

Pamela Pinter Parsons (could not fulfill her position)

Past President – Lorna Singer

Board Advisor – Joyce Jordan-DeCarbo

ECMMA NewsEditor – Joy Galliford

Office Administrator – Nancy Lanning (’02)

  Victoria Stratton (’03)

Agenda:

  1. Payment of all debts
  2. Board of Advisors was established

Convention X

2004

Lake Junaluska, NC

Hosted by the Southeast Region

Convention Chair: Aviva Enoch

Elected Board:

President – Jan Boner

First Vice President – Jan Vidruk

Second Vice President – Sharon Mello

Secretary – Jacqueline Huffman-Krizsa

Treasurer – Adina Lambert

Regional Representatives:

Jennie Mulqueen, NE

Tamara Albrecht, SE

Lianne Brewer, NC

Penny Caskey, SC

Donna Sookraj, NW

Julie Goodro, SW

Members-At-Large – Judy Blakeney

       Lorna Singer

Past President – Lynn Luce

Board Advisor – Joyce Jordan-DeCarbo

ECMMA News Editor – Joy Galliford

Office Administrator – Victoria Stratton

Agenda:

  1. Promote more Local Chapters
  2. Add more Members-At-Large to correspond with growing Board responsibilities.
  3. Replace Early Childhood Connections with other member benefits:                                             
  4. *enhanced publication – ECMMA News becomes Perspectives                                                        
  5. *website expansion – wider range of services and resources – with paid webmaster

Convention XI

2006

San Diego CA

Hosted by the Southwest Region

Convention Chair: Sharon Mello

Elected Board:

President - Jan Vidruk

First Vice President – Mary Louise Wilson

Second Vice President – Jan Revkin

Secretary – Julie Goodro

Treasurer – Adina Lambert

Regional Representatives:

Laurie Mueller, NE

Ruth Prevette, SE

Karri Gregor, NC

Dena Register, SC

Virginia De Vries, NW

Marilu Briseno, SW

Members-At-Large – Lara Davis, Sharon Mello,

Lorna Singer, Judith Sullivan

Past President – Jan Boner

Board Advisor – Joyce Jordan-DeCarbo

ECMMA NewsEditor –Cammy Farone

Content Editor – Judith Sullivan

Office Administrator – Victoria Stratton

Agenda:

  1. Hire an administrative director
  2. Continue to develop member benefits
  3. Hire an Editor for the new Perspectives
  4. Hire a Webmaster
  5. Develop the website further

Convention XII

2008

Providence RI

 

Hosted by the Northeast Region

Convention Chair: Jane Revkin

Elected Board:

President - Jan Vidruk

First Vice President – Mary Louise Wilson

Second Vice President – Lorna Singer

Secretary – Julie Goodro

Treasurer – Adina Lambert

Regional Representatives:

Laurie Mueller, NE

Lara Davis, SE

Judy Panning, NC

Ekanem Ebinne, SC

Susan Kirton, NW

Kathy Azari, SW

Members-At-Large –Sally Guerrero, Sharon Mello

Jan Revkin, Judith Sullivan

Past President – Jan Boner

Board Advisor – Joyce Jordan-DeCarbo

PerspectivesEditor – Suzanne Burton / Layout – Karen Greer

Office Administrator – Victoria Stratton / Managing Director – Dr. Rick Townsend

Webmaster – Jeremiah Calvino

Agenda:

1. Work with Dr. Townsend to develop new long-range goals

2. Create a new membership brochure

3. Make new contacts with other like-minded organizations

4. Continued development and use of the website

5. Campaign for more Supporting Business Members 

Convention XIII

2010

Leavenworth KS

 

Hosted by the South Central Region

Convention Chair: Lorna Singer

Elected Board:

President – Judy Panning

Vice President: Membership – Thom Borden

Vice President: Convention – Beth Gunshor

Vice President: Editorial – Diana Dansereau

Secretary – Sally Guerrero          Treasurer – Tami Biggerstaff

Regional Representatives:

Jane Revkin, NE

Judy Sullivan, SE

Dorothy Denton, NC

Leilani Miranda, SC

Susan Kirton, NW

No Candidate, SW

Members-At-Large –Mary Louise Wilson, Sharon Mello, Lorna Singer,

Hannah Gruber, Lisa Gruenhagen

Past President – Jan Vidruk

Board Advisor – Joyce Jordan-DeCarbo

PerspectivesEditor – Angela Barker / Graphic Artist – Karen Greer

Office Administrator – Victoria Stratton / Managing Director – Dr. Rick Townsend

Webmaster – Jeremiah Calvino

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