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Illinois Music Educators Association Election Results Fall 2011

Music Teacher Education Vice President Elect

JACQUELINE KELLY-MCHALE is currently a faculty member at DePaul University in Chicago, IL, where she is a General Music Specialist and Coordinator of the Music Education Department. An experienced elementary and middle school general/vocal music educator, she taught elementary general music in Wheeling District 21, where she also served as the Vocal Music Coordinator, and in the Archdiocese of Chicago. She holds a mastery level certifi cate in Kodály and has completed various levels of Orff and Dalcroze training. Her research interests include cultural and linguistic diversity in music education and composition in k-12 music classrooms. She is currently completing a doctorate of philosophy in music education through Northwestern University in Evanston.

Orchestra Division Vice President Elect

JEREMY MARINO began teaching at Libertyville High School in the fall of 1999. His duties include rehearsing three orchestras, preparing string quartets and small ensembles, teaching sectionals and AP Music T eory. T e Symphony Orchestra was invited to perform at the 2004 IMEA Conference and the prestigious Mid- west Clinic: An International Band and Orchestra Conference in December 2004. T e Chamber Orchestra was selected to perform at the Inaugural Orchestra America Festival in March 2006.

Marino served as the District 7 orchestra representative from 2004-2006 while also hosting the district string auditions. In his spare time, Marino enjoys reading about current events, working in the yard, and pretending to be a handy-man around the house. He currently resides in Skokie, Illinois with his wife Janine, and two, fairly annoying cats.

District 2 President Elect District 8 President Elect

SARAH RECKMEYER has taught in the Illinois public schools for 27 years and currently serves as Director of Bands at Ottawa Township High School. She also teaches private music lessons and has prior teaching experience at the elementary level. Reckmeyer is a member of IMEA/NAfME and has served the organization in a variety of capacities. She has completed three terms as District 2 Band Representative, co-hosted the District 2 Festival and auditions, and served as the District 2 Organiza- tion Chair for both Junior and Senior Bands.

In addition to her service to IMEA, Reckmeyer has promoted music in the community of Ottawa. She conducted the River City Community Band for 11 years and is a past president of

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NICOLE PFEIFFER OBERG has been teaching in Northwest Illinois for the past eleven years and has served as the IMEA District VIII President for the past two years. She currently teaches Beginning Band in the Sterling Public Schools and has taught in levels K-12 in band, choir and gen- eral music throughout her career. She has served as the IMEA District VIII Audition Scheduler for six years and converted the scheduling process from paper to a digital format. Nicole Oberg earned her BME from Illinois Wesleyan University and her MME from VanderCook College of Music. She currently plays fl ute, percussion and/or French Horn in the Rock Valley College Community Band and the RVC Orchestra.


PAUL NIELSEN has been a music teacher at Grayslake High School for 14 years. During that time he has been the director or co-director of every ensemble off ered at Grayslake. For the last 5 years, Paul has been the choir director at Grayslake North, as well as the jazz band director for Grayslake Central. At Grayslake North, he directs three curricular ensembles, along with 5 extra- curricular ensembles, including such unusual groups as Slam Funk (Motown Ensemble) and Pirate Choir (yes – singing pi- rates!). Paul is actively involved in IHSA contests, having hosted events several times over the last 14 years. Paul is a member of IMEA and ACDA. Over the last year, Paul has proudly served as District 7 President, and has enjoyed working with all of the directors that make IMEA a great experience for our students. His past involvement in all aspects of senior level IMEA audi- tions and festivals gives him a broad understanding of IMEA student events. In his spare time, Paul plays upright bass in a jazz trio, electric guitar in a blues band, and loves to cook.

the Ottawa Amateur Music Club. In 2010, the OTHS Music Department was awarded the IHSA State Music Sweepstakes Championship for the 14th consecutive year. Reckmeyer was inducted into the Ottawa Township High School Hall of Fame in 2009. Reckmeyer remains active as a performer, serving as organist at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Ottawa and playing clarinet with the Illinois Valley Community College Wind Ensemble. She serves as both an adjudicator and guest conductor at music festivals and contests.

She received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Illinois State University and her Master of Music degree in conducting from Northwestern University. Other professional affi liations include ASBDA, Phi Beta Mu, Phi Kappa Lambda, and Sigma Alpha Iota.

District 7 President Elect

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