GIML Commissions and Committees
GIML is organized into commissions and committees which work in coordination with the Executive director and the Executive Board to make the day to day and year to year operations of GIML a reality.
The Membership Commission promotes and retains membership through outreach, providing member benefits, advertising, and other initiatives as needed and oversees production and distribution of the quarterly membership publication. In addition, it encourages, facilitates, and supports the formation of new chapters.
Membership Commission Members
Lulu Cossich (PA), Jeffry Ogden (CO), Alicia Bushor (MI), Maureen Girard (GA), Erin Little (CA), Sadie Friedman (NY), Amy Sierzega (MD)
MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
The Media and Communications Commission oversees communication within and outside of the Institute. Its responsibilities include the website and social media sites, with regard to content and presentation.
Media Commission Members
Andy Mullen (Chair), Andrea Donze, Todd Hayen, Robin Giebelhausen, Aimee Pearsall, David Potter, Linse Sullivan
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
Professional Development Commission oversees the education and professional development activities of the Institute. Its responsibilities include but are not limited to the oversight of GIML-sponsored Music-Learning-Theory-related workshops and seminars, Professional Development Levels Courses (PDLC) including granting of PDLC completion certificates, Faculty Certification, and the International Conference on Music Learning Theory.
Professional Development Commission Members
Heather Kirby (Chair), Carin McEvoy, Krystal McCoy, Ron Malanga, Jessica Vaughan Marra, Jenny Fisher, Ashley Fox, Joy Morin
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
The Research and Development Commission supports, encourages, and disseminates research related to Music Learning Theory. It oversees the Music Learning Theory ARIAS (Areas of Research Interest and Application) and the Music Learning Theory data base as well as the call for article submissions, peer review process, editing, layout, and Board-approved publication schedule of Audea. It also is responsible for soliciting and evaluating research grant proposals and research sessions at the International Conference.
Research Commission Members
Christina Svec (Chair), Jill Reese, Colleen Conway, Heather Shouldice, Krista Jadro, Sarah Hodgman, Julie Derges
RACE, SOCIAL JUSTICE & EQUITY COMMISSION
The Race and Social Justice Group was created to create a working framework for GIML to engage in conversation, reflection, and action related to equity and justice. In its first two years, the group has created a list of recommendations for the organization, provided professional development for GIML faculty, the national board, and engaged world-renowned presenters to partner with the organization as it looks inward and forwards to more equitable practices.
Race and Social Justice Commission Members
Lulu Cossich, Josh Diamant, Rachel Lensmeier, Karen Salvador, Joe'l Staples, Linse Sullivan, Liz White-Hatton
The Historian Committee’s primary focus is to provide GIML with an accurate historical timeline from the organization's beginning to the present. The purpose of the Committee is to research, gather, organize, analyze, interpret historical documents, and conduct interviews with past and present members. The Committee works closely with the Edwin E. Gordon Archive at the University of South Carolina to support GIML research.
Historian Committee Members
Gordon Davignon (Chair), Diane Lange, Denise Guilbault