About the Board
Board offices are elected volunteers from the membership. Nominations are sent in the spring or summer of every year for open positions. The board meets about once every other month to vote on workshop seasons, the budget, and more.
Every year we hold an election for the president elect. That member serves as the president elect for one year. Subsequently that member becomes the president and then the past president (as a non-voting member of the board), each for one year, or a total of three years.
MUSIK elects a new treasurer in odd calendar years and a new secretary in even calendar years, both for a two year term.
The board has two member at large positions, each held for two years. One is elected every calendar year.
Jacob Barker, Montgomery County Public Schools
Jacob has been teaching since 2012. For seven years he taught at middle and elementary schools in Iowa until he moved to Maryland in 2019 and began working for Montgomery County Public Schools. He currently teaches K-5 general music, learning-for-independence classes, and fifth grade chorus at Woodlin Elementary, in Silver Spring, MD. Jacob has presented at Kodály Educators of Iowa workshops and Iowa Music Educators Association conferences about teaching music to language learners (ESOL/ELL children).
Jacob also works at National United Methodist Church in Washington, DC as a tenor soloists and teaches children's music. Jacob received his B.A. in Music Education from Luther College, Decorah, IA and his M.Ed. in Kodály Music Education from Loyola University, Baltimore, MD. In his free time, you'll catch him hanging out with his cats, Walter and Wateka, walking or riding his bike, and exploring DC and Maryland.
Amy Hughes, Montgomery County Public Schools
Amy Hughes graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a B.M. in Music Education with a concentration in percussion. In Summer 2019, she completed her Masters of Education in Kodály Music Education at Loyola University Maryland and obtained all three levels of Kodály certification. She has taught Elementary General and Choral Music in Montgomery County since 2012, specializing in grades K-2 since 2015. Amy presented Using Your Music for All it is Worth: in the Primary Grades at a Maryland United Specialists in Kodály workshop and at the Maryland Music Educators Association Fall 2019 Conference. Amy is a member of MMEA, NAfME, OAKE, and has been the Treasurer of the Maryland United Specialists in Kodály chapter since 2020.
Rachel Tanenblatt, Baltimore County Public Schools
Rachel Tanenblatt is a vocal/general music teacher for Baltimore County Public Schools in Maryland. She received her Bachelor’s in Music Education from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey and her Master’s of Ed in Kodály from the American Kodály Institute at Loyola University, Maryland. In addition to teaching music, she performs as a professional vocal fellow with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society. Rachel has been the secretary for MUSIK since 2020 and is also a member of the Music Crew, a group of teacher-authors who work together collaboratively to promote the field of music education. Rachel is passionate about making music accessible to everyone and helping her young musicians discover the joy of music within themselves.
Member at Large
Carrie Marsh, Baltimore County Public Schools
Carrie Marsh is a vocal/general music teacher for Baltimore County Public Schools in Maryland. She received her Bachelor’s in Music Education from Towson University in Towson, Maryland and her Master’s of Ed in Kodály from the American Kodály Institute at Loyola University, Maryland. In addition to teaching music, she is the President of The Fernwood Cove Foundation, a campership program for a half summer residential camp in Maine. Carrie has been the member at large for MUSIK since 2020 and is a member of OAKE and NAfME. Carrie is passionate about making a joyful and meaningful musical foundation for her students at Mays Chapel Elementary in Timonium, Maryland. She co-founded the MCES Drama Club which performs an annual Spring Musical that includes over 100 3rd-5th Grade students. In her spare time, Carrie enjoys listening to Musical Theater and Folk Music, as well as spending time with her family.
Member at Large
Molly Park, Howard County Public Schools
Molly Park is a motivated and passionate music educator, mentor, and musician, who is devoted to enabling students from diverse backgrounds to reach their full potential through her culturally responsive repertoire, creative performances, musical literacy, and social-emotional learning. Park has worked with students of all ages and levels and currently teaches elementary vocal/general music (K-5) and chorus in Howard County, Maryland. She is also the co-director of an auditioned elementary choir and the music director of the drama club at her school. Previously, Park taught the Peabody Children's Chorus Prep classes in Towson. In addition to teaching, Park serves as a lesson writer for the Essential Elements Music Class at Hal Leonard LLC. She has presented at professional development workshops for music educators, including those held at Howard County Public School System and Maryland United Specialists in Kodály (MUSIK). In 2021, Park was appointed as a board member for MUSIK.
Park received her Master of Music in Voice degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and her Master of Education degree in Kodaly Music Education from Loyola University Maryland. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin. As a professional soprano, Park has showcased her "vibrant" (Baltimore Sun) presence in opera and art song performances across the US and at numerous locations abroad. She was featured as Lauretta in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi with the Mediterranean Opera in Italy, as Peggy Martin in the world premiere of Paul Crabtree's Ghost Train with the Peabody Opera in Baltimore, and as Drusilla in Opera NEO's production of Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea in San Diego.
View our chapter bylaws below. This is the document that governs our organization. All updates to the bylaws are viewed and voted on by the general membership of MUSIK.