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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: AnneMarie Karnbach - St. Mary's County,

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

  • Immediate Past President: Dan Sitomer, Anne Arundel County

  • Member At Large: Scott Herman, Montgomery County

MODA Board Representatives

  • Elementary School Representative: Rose Alon, Prince George's County

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

  • Eastern Shore Representative: Tom Cheezum, Cecil 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: Lacie Harold, Anne Arundel County

  • All State Audition Music Manager: Ted McAllister, Montgomery County

  • State High School Orchestra Festival Manager: POSITION VACANT

  • State Middle School Orchestra Festival Manager: POSITION VACANT

  • Solo & Ensemble Festival Manager: Erin Chester, Anne Arundel County

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

  • Sight Reading Committee Representative: Sue Taylor 

  • Proposal, Sessions, and Presenters Manager: POSITION VACANT

MODA Documents and Forms

Policies & Procedures -  Under review 9-28-21

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