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Kay Werth - President
Kathleen Dean - Past President
Andy Cech - Secretary
Stephanie Dumais - Treasurer
Laura Brown - Executive Secretary
Alex Hyde - Student Representative
Chris Hayes - Director, School of Music

Board Members:
Raymond Feener
William Hillyard
Stacy Margaret Nickell
Angela Heck Mueller
Linda Remaker
Kristin Urbanski
Mary Weckman

School of Music Society of Alumni and Friends

To promote the general welfare of the School of Music and its alumni and friends.

The Society is officially chartered by, recognized by, and affiliated with the Ohio University Alumni Association.


The Society is open to all alumni and friends of the School of Music. Alumni are those who have successfully completed at least one year of study in the School of Music.

The School of Music Society of Alumni and Friends, chartered in 1984, is led by a 15-member Board of Directors. The Board meets on campus twice a year in an advisory capacity to the Director of the School. Several awards are presented by the Society including Service and Certificate of Appreciation, Achievement in Music, and the Society of Alumni and Friends Endowed Scholarship. The Board's committees work with recruitment, student programs, and public relations. Members of the Board participate annually in the School of Music Honors Assembly and the Ohio Music Educators Conference Alumni Reception.

Responsibilities and Activities of Board members:

  1. Serve a three year term
    New members’ terms would begin in Fall 2016, and end in Spring 2019

  2. Attend (in-person or via phone) bi-monthly meetings.

  3. Actively participate in a committee. Current committees are as follows:
    a. Nominations and Elections
    b. Marketing and Communications
    c. Development/Fundraising
    d. Special Projects

  4. Serve as an ambassador for the SoMSAF and the SoMSAF community.

Timeline for Board member election process:

  • May 1, 2017 - Deadline for submission of applications or nominations for Board positions

  • May 21, 2017 - Current SoMSAF Board members vote on new membership

  • Fall 2017 - new Board members begin their term

If you are interested in applying for a Board position, or in nominating someone else for a position, please fill out the following form. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact SoMSAF Chair of Nominations and Elections, Andy Cech at


Alumni Updates:
We are also interested in hearing from our alums about their favorite memories in the School of Music, the impact of a professor on their lives, or a perspective "from the field" about how your professional life was shaped by your OU education. Some quotes may be used in our web pages to give a personal element to site visitors interested in our programs.

Please pass along images (new or old) which may be of interest to your classmates!

The School of Music wants to hear from you! Please drop us a line by regular mail or online on our Alumni Update Forum.