Board & Staff


  • Robin R. Engl

    Executive Director and Conductor of Youth Wind Orchestra of Wisconsin, freelance trumpeter, retired Director of Bands, Wauwatosa East High School, consultant, Youth Music of the World, Board of Directors, UW-Milwaukee Youth Wind Ensembles and Carroll University Jazz program

  • Joyce M. Gardiner

    Retired music teacher, Milwaukee Public Schools , Private Lesson Teacher

  • Andrew Lato

    Accountant, Kerber, Eck & Braeckel, LLP

  • Sarah Kruis

    Community Development Administrator, ASQ; Musician and Private Lesson Teacher

  • Shawn Clausing

    Accountant, Kerber, Eck & Braeckel. LLP

  • Scott Emmons

    Dean, Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

  • Kathy Grogan

    Retired early childhood and reading specialist teacher, Milwaukee Public Schools, Woman’s Club of Wisconsin member

  • Antonina Johnston

    Soprano Soloist, Private Voice Teacher; Owner of Johnston Voice Studio, LLC

  • Robin Kitzrow

    Orientation, Growth, Intervention & Testing Specialist, eAchieve Academy, Waukesha School District, Retired Principal, Milwaukee Public Schools

  • Stephanie Lippert

    Freelance Professional Musician and Teacher

  • John Paradowski

    Minister of Music/Organist, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Wauwatosa

  • Michael Poytinger

    Retired K-12 Music Chair and Band Director, Waukesha School District; member and Associate Conductor, City of Waukesha Parks & Recreation Band; WSMA Master Adjudicator

  • Don Weinberg

    Assistant Director of Music, Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church; Director, Northwestern Mutual Employee Band; retired Project Manager and Consultant, Northwestern Mutual

  • Nick White

    National Teaching and Learning Consultant, All Covered Education; Assistant Conductor of Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band, Chicago; former Director of Bands, Music Department Chair and CMA Educator Award recipient, Nicolet High School, Glendale


  • Nancy J. Herro

    Executive Director

  • Diana David

    Program and Development Assistant