Officers 2010-2012

ACDA Eastern Division Officers, 2010-2012

Bob Eaton President – Robert Eaton
Bob Eaton is Artistic Director of the Assabet Valley Mastersingers and Minister of Music at First Baptist Church, Lexington, MA.  He is retired from 35 years as Director of High School Choral Music at Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough, MA.
Robert Duff President-Elect – Robert Duff
Robert Duff is on faculty at Dartmouth College, where he conducts the Handel Society of Dartmouth College and Concertato Singers and teaches courses in music theory.
Lynn Drafall Vice President – Lynn Drafall
Lynn Drafall is the Director of Choral Studies at The Pennsylvania State University where she conducts the Concert Choir, Oriana Singers, and teaches courses in conducting and choral literature.
Lonnie Arnold Treasurer – Lonnie Arnold
Lonnie Arnold is retired as the choral director at Fairport H.S. in Fairport, NY. He is a clinician and adjudicator throughout the Northeast and Canada.
Judith Nicosia Division Secretary – Judith Nicosia
Judith Nicosia is Associate Professor at Rutgers University, where she teaches voice, voice pedagogy and voice literature. She is Secretary for the Eastern Division and editor of Troubadour, as well as serving as Registrar and a member of the Board of Directors for the New York Singing Teachers’ Association.  Office phone: (732) 932-8462
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Anthony Leach Co-Chair for Urban Initiatives – Anthony Leach
Tony Leach, Associate Professor of music/music education at Penn State University, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in choral music education and conducts Essence of Joy and the Penn State University Choir. He is co-chair of the ACDA Eastern Division Urban Coalition Initiative.
Contact Information –  814-867-2526
Sam Martinborough Co-Chair for Urban Initiatives – Sam MartinboroughSam is the Founder and Director of Mssng Lnks, a non-profit working with under-served youth pursuing careers in classical vocal music. He also directs both the Youth and Adult choirs at the Community Music Center of Boston and serves as Music Director at the Congregational Church of Weston. PO Box 230913, Boston MA 02123. 781.799.5768
James John Project Chair for Research and Scholarship – James John
James John is Associate Professor at Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music.  He conducts the Queens College Choir, Vocal Ensemble and Choral Society, teaches Choral Conducting, and serves as Advisor to the Graduate Program in Vocal Performance.
John Delorey Technology – John Delorey
John Delorey is Director of Choral Music and Adjunct Professor of Music at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  He is also the Chorus Master for the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Director for the Schola Cantorum at the College of the Holy Cross.
Marily Berrie Kegerreis Scholarship – Marily BerrieMarily Berrie teaches vocal and general music at Hackettstown Middle School in New Jersey and is the NJ-ACDA R&S Chair for MS/JrHS choirs. She has co-managed numerous honor choirs at the state, division, and national levels and actively supports middle school choral music.
Shaun Cloonan Facebook Group Administrator – Shaun CloonanShaun Cloonan teaches elementary vocal music an junior high chorus for the North Hills School District in Pittsburgh, PA.  He also serves as Director of Music for First Presbyterian Church of Edgewood, and Southwest Region Chair and Web Manager for ACDA-PA.

ACDA Eastern Division R & S Chairs, 2010-2012

Michael Sanflippo Boychoirs – Michael Sanflippo
Michael Sanflippo directs several choruses in northern New Jersey: The Apprentice Chorus of the Newark Boys Chorus School, Concord Singers (Summit), and Harmony Singers (Wayne). In addition, he is the Director of Music at Community United Methodist Church in Roselle Park.  
Debbie Mello Children’s and Community Youth – Deborah Mello
Deborah Mello is the Director of Choral Music at Randolph High School and the director of the Junior Choir at Christ Episcopal Church in Newton, NJ. She is the Founding Director of the Children’s Chorus of Sussex County, and the recipient of the Master Teacher Award from the New Jersey Music Educators Association, the Governor’s Award for Arts in Education, and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Master Teacher Collaborative Award.
Peggy Dettwiler College and University Choirs – Peggy Dettwiler
Peggy Dettwiler is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Mansfield University, where she conducts the Concert Choir, Festival Chorus, and Chamber Singers, and teaches choral conducting and methods. She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Office:;
Steven Russell Community Choirs – Steven Russell
Steven Russell is the Artistic Director of the New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus, and the Director of Sacred Music at the Parish of St. Thomas More in Manalapan, New Jersey. He is also the President of the New Jersey Choral Consortium.    email:
Ronald Johnson Ethnic and Multicultural Perspectives – Ronald Johnson
Ronald D. Johnson is the Director of Vocal and Choral Activities at Rockville High School and Minister of Fine Arts at the First Baptist Church of Highland Park in Landover, MD. Mr. Johnson oversees seven choirs, a liturgical dance ministry and a drama ministry.
Lon Beery Jr. High and Middle School Choirs  – Lon Beery
Dr. Lon Beery teaches vocal music at Spry Middle School in Webster, NY.  He has also composed or arranged over 75 choral pieces, many written especially for choruses with adolescent voices.
Lon Beery, 263 Vollmer Parkway, Henrietta, NY 14623, 585-520-6949
John Delorey Male Choirs – -John Delorey
John Delorey is Director of Choral Music and Adjunct Professor of Music at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  He is also the Chorus Master for the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Director for the Schola Cantorum at the College of the Holy Cross.
Jack Hill Music in Worship – Jack Hill
Jack Hill is Minister of Music at The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury in Woodbury, New Jersey, where he conducts the church’s three choirs and serves as organist.  He recently retired, after 33 years as Choral Director at Clearview Regional  High School in Mullica Hill, New Jersey.
Bill Pappazisis High School Choirs – William Pappazisis
Bill Pappazisis is Director of Fine and Performing Arts for the Belmont, MA Public Schools. He has taught courses in choral methods and materials at Boston University and Central Connecticut State University.  Bill has served as MA HS R&S Chair, President of MA ACDA, and is in his second term as ED HS R&S Chair. Belmont HS, 221 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478. Tel-617.993.5990, Fax-617.993.5849
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Yiping Wu Two-Year College Choirs – Yiping Wu
Yiping Wu is the choral director at Schenectady County Community College, NY. He came to the US from China in the 1990s, and received his MM in Choral Conducting from Radford University, Virginia, and his DMA in Choral Conducting and Pedagogy from University of Iowa, Iowa.
Sheryl Monkelien Vocal Jazz – Sheryl Monkelien
Sheryl Monkelien is Professor of Music Education and Director of Vocal Jazz at Mansfield University. She teaches music methods courses, directs the Mansfieldians – Vocal Jazz, directs music theatre productions and supervises student teachers.  Contact information:  Sheryl Monkelien, Mansfield University; 570-662-4712
Christine Howlett Women’s Choirs – Christine Howlett
Dr. Howlett is an Assistant Professor of Music and the Director of Choral  Activities at Vassar College where she directs the Vassar College Choir (SATB) and Women’s Chorus, and teaches courses in musicianship, voice and IPA. She is also the Artistic Director for Cappella Festiva, an auditioned community choir that supports an adult ensemble and a treble choir for ages 10-18.
Mark Boyle Youth and Student Activities – Mark A. Boyle
Mark A. Boyle is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Seton Hill University. He He has held various positions in ACDA over the last seven years in three states.  732-306-6473.;   SHU Faculty;