MMEA is excited to present the slate of candidates for the 2023 MMEA Board elections.
The MMEA voting window will be January 13 - February 13, 2023.
Candidates for Maryland Music Educators Association, President - Elect
Amy Hairston - Montgomery County
Amy T. Hairston is in her 17th year as a choral/general music and theatre teacher in MD (Springbrook HS). She is a proud alumnus of Oakland Mills HS & UMD. She has been a music clinician/adjudicator for Howard, Montgomery, Baltimore and Calvert County, and enjoys presenting for graduate classes and professional development sessions. In 2022-2023, she looks forward to continuing to support the Maryland music education community in their advocacy work.
Karl Stewart- Carroll County
Karl Stewart currently serves as Supervisor in the Office of Visual and Performing Arts (previously Office of Fine Arts) for Carroll County Public Schools, where he works with music, visual art, theatre, and dance educators. He supervises the district’s comprehensive arts program, leading numerous initiatives, adult professional learning experiences, and student enrichment activities. Before his tenure with Carroll County Public Schools, he was the Music Specialist and Music Supervisor in the Office of Music and Dance for Baltimore County Public Schools (2006-2016); Music Department Chair and Director of Bands at Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts (2001-2006) where he conducted the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Winds, Marching Band, Musical Pit Orchestra and taught Music Theory, Class Piano, and Jazz History; and Director of Bands at Overlea High School (1996-2001) where he taught similar courses. While in the classroom, his ensembles consistently earned superior ratings at district, state, and regional festivals. In addition to his duties as a public-school educator, he serves as a part-time Adjunct Faculty member at Morgan State University and was previously Assistant Band Director.
Mr. Stewart received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree from Morgan State University, Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Loyola College (now Loyola University), and Master of Arts in Music from Morgan State University. Mr. Stewart is a member of the National Association for Music Educators, Maryland Music Educators Association, and Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. He is also a member of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, Inc. and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Mr. Stewart remains active as an educator, guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician.
Candidates for Maryland Choral Educators Association, President - Elect
Charnice Frazier - Anne Arundel County
Charnice Frazier holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from James Madison University and a Master of Music Education from the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music at Shenandoah University.
Ms. Frazier currently serves as the Choral Director at Broadneck High School in Annapolis, MD, teaching choir and piano. She previously served as the Director of Choral Activities at Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf, MD, for six years, where she was the graduation coordinator, Director of Musicals, and a choral curriculum writer. Ms. Frazier is an active guest clinician and adjudicator in the state of Maryland and Virginia. She is an active member of MCEA, serving as the Tenor-Bass Demonstration Chorus manager, All-State Chorus Audition site chair, and Assistant Senior Chorus All-State Manager.
Outside of school, Ms. Frazier served as the Musical Director for the semi-professional a cappella group, The District, for 5 years. She is also a sought a cappella arranger and clinician and is a frequent adjudicator for The Varsity Vocals International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) and The Varsity Vocals International Championship of High School A Cappella (ICHSA).
As an educator, Ms. Frazier is very passionate about music literacy, movement in choral music, and fostering lifelong music learning.
Cassie Jacobs is in her 8th year of teaching.
Her educational philosophy focuses on student-centered and culturally relevant practices and values the student voice in the classroom dynamic.
Ms. Jacobs is in her second year of teaching choir and piano at Northern High School in Calvert County. Previously, Cassie served in Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS), where she taught guitar, piano, and choral arts for six years at Loch Raven High School (LRHS). During her last two years at LRHS, she served as the Music Department Chair.
Cassie also served as a BCPS curriculum writer for two years, during which she developed the virtual curriculum for educators. Most recently, she successfully lobbied for the addition of Class Piano I and II to the high school course offerings for Calvert County Public Schools. Ms. Jacobs served on the writing team for the piano course curriculum, as well.
As a lifelong Maryland resident, Cassie has experienced MMEA and MCEA from the perspective of a student, collegiate musician, and educator. She has volunteered her time as the Baltimore Site Coordinator for Senior All-State Chorus Auditions, and as an adjudicator for Junior and Senior Chorus auditions.
Ms. Jacobs holds a B.S. in Music Education from Towson University and an M.M. in Choral Conducting from Messiah University.
Cassie Jacobs - Calvert County
Candidate for Maryland Orchestra Directors Association, President - Elect
Stephanie Mayer-Sattin - Montgomery County (Private School)
Ms. Stephanie Mayer-Sattin has been a member of the music faculty of the Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland since 2000. She earned a B.A. degree in music education from Baylor University and a M.A. degree in choral conducting from the University of Houston. She has studied with Hugh Sanders (Baylor University), Charles Hausmann (Houston Symphony Chorus), Christopher~Seaman (Naples Philharmonic and Rochester Symphony), and Michael Lankester (Hartford Symphony).
Ms. Mayer-Sattin has presented at conferences for the Association for Independent Maryland Schools, the Maryland Music Educators’ Association Conference, National Association for Music Education Eastern Conference, the Performing Arts Medicine Association Conference, and has presented three times for the International Society for Music Education Conference. Ms Mayer-Sattin was recently honored with the MMEA 2021 Music Educator of the Year award. Her book chapter collaboration on musician health is published in Perspectives in Performing Arts Medicine Practice (Springer) and she is currently a doctoral student at Boston University.