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The Maryland Orchestra Directors Association (MODA) is an all-volunteer component of MMEA that advocates

for Maryland string students at all levels. Through your support, we are proud to offer engaging

and meaningful opportunities for all of Maryland’s young string players.


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MODA Board

  • President: Dana Shieh - Prince George's County (Private School),

  • President-Elect: Stephanie Mayer-Sattin - Montgomery County (Private School),

  • Immediate Past President: AnneMarie Karnbach - St. Mary's County

  • Member At Large: Scott Herman, Montgomery County

MODA Board Representatives

  • Elementary School Representative: Lerna May-Frandsen - Montgomery (Private School)

  • Middle School Representative: Larry Lavallee - Baltimore County

  • High School Representative: Elizabeth Reinhardt - Howard County

  • College/University Representative: Jeffrey Howard - Baltimore County (Towson University)

  • Private School Representative: Mark Schuppener - Montgomery County

  • Eastern Shore Representative: Tom Cheezum - Caroline County

  • Guitar Representative: Kevin Hawk - Prince George's County

  • Harp Representative: Kara Dahl Russell - Wicomico County (Salisbury University) 

MODA Managers and Representatives

  • All State Senior Orchestra Manager: Carolyn Herman - Montgomery County

  • All State Junior Orchestra Manager: Erin Chester - Anne Arundel County 

  • All State Audition Music Manager: Kiarré Sherman - Baltimore County (Towson University)

  • State High School Orchestra Festival Manager: Jeannine Sturm - Washington County

  • State Middle School Orchestra Festival Manager: POSITION VACANT

  • Solo & Ensemble Festival Manager: POSITION VACANT

  • State Repertoire List Manager: Amber Abbott - Prince George's County

  • Sight Reading Committee Representative: POSITION VACANT

  • Proposal, Sessions, and Presenters Manager: POSITION VACANT

MODA Policies and Procedures

Click here for the most recently approved policies and procedures.

Leadership will be reviewing these documents and updating in the future. 

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