Martha Wachulec, President
Now in her fourth year, Martha Wachulec is a Music Education major in the Dual Degree/Dual Certification Program. She studies piano under the instruction of Dr. David Witten. Since freshman year, Martha has been very involved with MSU’s NAfME Collegiate Chapter, as its goals deeply resonate with her. As your president for the 2018-19 school year, she looks forward to leading the NAfME’s executive board and its members to meet and expand the outreach of these goals. Matters of music education advocacy, social justice within schools, multicultural musics, and members’ growth as musicians, educators, and citizens are all especially important to her. She is very excited for what the new school year will bring, or rather – what she, the board, our members, and the Cali School community will bring to the new year.
Allan Daleus, Vice President
Allan Daleus is in his second year of pursuing a degree in Music Education here at Montclair State University. He studies clarinet with KeriAnn DiBari-Oberle. In the one year that he has been at the school, Allan has been very involved in NAfME. Allan looks forward to being able to share the values that are important to NAfME like building community ties and finding new views on topics important to music educators. He is also very excited about the awesome things the 2018-19 NAfME E-Board has in store. Allan will be very active this year as the chapter’s Vice President and will be assisting in every way possible.
Emma Patrimonio, Secretary
Emma Patrimonio is currently in her fourth year at Montclair pursuing a degree in Music Education. Her primary instrument is flute, which she has played in multiple ensembles, such as Wind Symphony and Flute Choir. This will be Emma’s fourth year in NAfME and she is looking forward to serving this organization as its secretary. She will be sending out updates, taking meeting minutes, and replying to e-mails among other things, but is most especially excited for participating in the wonderful and engaging workshops and events NAfME has planned for this year.
Stephanie Marshall, Treasurer
Stephanie Marshall is currently in her second year at Montclair State University and is pursuing a degree in Music Education. She plays both French horn and trombone and lends her sound to a handful of ensembles both on and off campus, including Horn Ensemble. Stephanie is dedicated to helping expand NAfME and turn it into a community that can one day provide benefits to all music majors. As treasurer, she will be doing everything in her power to help make sure that the organization can run smoothly on a financial level.
Justina Carandola, Advertising & Media Coordinator
Justina Carandola is a junior at Montclair State University, studying Music Education at the John J. Cali School of Music. She is moving onto her third year of Trumpet studies under the instruction of Professor Chuck Bumcrot. She was an active member of Montclair’s NAfME chapter during both the 2016-2017 school year and held the position of Advertising and Media Coordinator during the 2017-2018 academic year. Since being re-elected, she plans on continuing to help expand the program for the upcoming years. She is taking on the role of Advertising and Media Coordinator for a second year to help spread and further develop NAfME and its outreach. A personal goal of hers is to expand the community to all music majors, including music therapy, performance and of course, education majors. She has combined her passion for music education and her understanding of social media to help advertise NAfME and expand our chapter on a level beyond our campus.
Marissa Silverman is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Undergraduate Music Education at the John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair State University, NJ. She was previously an Adjunct Professor of Music and Music Education at New York University (2000-2009) and has taught at the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music and Rutgers University. As a secondary school teacher, Dr. Silverman taught band, general music, and English literature at Long Island City High School (Queens, New York). A Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Silverman is published in the International Journal of Music Education, Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, Research Studies in Music Education, Music Education Research, the International Journal of Community Music, Visions of Research in Music Education, and The New York Times. Dr. Silverman is co-author of Music Matters: A Philosophy of Music Education, 2nd edition (Oxford University Press) and co-editor of Community Music Today (Rowman & Littlefield). Her research interests include topics in music education philosophy, urban music education, community music, artistic interpretation, and interdisciplinary curriculum development. Dr. Silverman holds a PhD in performance (flute) from NYU, as well as degrees in English Literature. She has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral around the metropolitan area and festivals around North America. Her special performance interests include the French Baroque, chamber works of the late Classical period, and contemporary Russian music.