May 11

Announcing the 2014-2015 NBA Board!

2014-2015 NBA Board

Just this past weekend the new NBA Board was announced.  In a close race Clare Hogan won President, Emily Kinnunen won Vice-President, August Merback won Secretary, Josh Miller won treasurer, and Noah Farmer won Historian/Webmaster!  Come and meet your new NBA board.



Past President Bailey Petersma

Bailey Petersma is a fifth year seniorJacobs Promotional Photo percussionist from Johnston, Iowa pursuing a BME in both band and choral music education at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. She currently studies percussion with Michael Spiro and has also studied with IU Professors John Tafoya and Kevin Bobo. Since coming to IU, she has been a member of the Concert and Symphonic Bands and Wind Ensemble, the Marching Hundred drumline, numerous percussion ensembles, the Singing Hoosiers, and the International Vocal Ensemble.

Bailey has spent her summers teaching private percussion lessons in her hometown, and she most recently spent the summer of 2013 as a cabin counselor at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan. Through her coursework and extracurricular o

pportunities, she has gained considerable experience as a conductor and as an educator, skills which she is eager to utilize and share as she moves forward into her career. She looks forward to helping NBA-IU continue its growth and success during her second year on the Executive Board. Outside of music, Bailey enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her cats Lily and Tinsel.

Current President Clare Hogan


Clare plays trumpet and will be a junior next year. She hails from LaGrange Park, IL and is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education with a minor in Jazz Studies.

She studies with Edmund Cord and has also worked with John Rommeland Joey Tartell. Clare is passionate about Jazz education and hopes to one day build up a swingin’ Jazz program as a high school band director. At IU she has performed with Latin Jazz Ensemble, Philharmonic Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, New Voices Opera, Marching Hundred, and Big Red Basketball Band. Clare has also coached basketball at numerous summer camps. In her free time she likes to practice yoga and cook. Clare is grateful for the opportunity to serve as President of NBA-IU and looks forward to helping to continue the growth and success of the organization.

Vice President Emily Kinnunen

Emily Kinnunen, originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a senior at IU and is pursuing a degree in Music Education with focuses in Instrumental-Band and General music. She attended Gateway High School and performed as principal horn in the Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Orchestra. Emily has also performed with the Musicians Concert Band, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, River City Brass, and the PittsburghHeadshot 2 Horn Club. In 2010 and 2011, Emily won the WYSO Concerto Competition and was a featured soloist with the River City Youth Brass Band. Since coming to IU, Emily has performed with the Symphonic Band, IU’s three Athletic Bands, Chamber Orchestra, International Vocal Ensemble, Brass Choir, Concert Band, and various chamber and Adhoc recital groups. Emily is also very in Music Education. She has spent her past two summers working as a counselor, horn instructor, and dance instructor at Cazadero Performing Arts Camp. She also has been involved with the Jamaica Field Service Project where she taught music in schools around the province of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. Emily also has a private studio of horn students in Pittsburgh, PA. Besides music, Emily has also danced for the past 18 years and is now involved with the IU Tap Company and IU’s Ballroom Dance Competition Team. Outside of the performing arts, Emily is an avid cupcake baker, an extreme Pittsburgh Penguins, Pirates, and Steelers Fan, a lover of all things to do with Disney, and enjoys playing with her puppy, Mickey!

Secretary August Merback

August Merback is a sophomore at the Jacob’s School of Music. He has lived right here in Bloomington for most of his life, but was originally from Greencastle Indiana. August is a Trombone player currently pursuing a degree in Music Education. So far, he has participated in the Marching Hundred, and Concert Band. In addition, he has also performed several times for the Collins Community, as well as had some solo experience in a few recitals. He also had the opportunity of marching with the well-known Drum Corps, the Madison Scouts, in the 2013 production Corps of Brothers: 75 Years of Survival, and is hoping to 10312019_4264318983611_1621504558_nbe returning to the Corps within the next two years. He became interested in music during his Junior year of high school, and picked up the trombone then. After having spent lots of time with Janis Stockhouse, the Band Director at Bloomington High School North, he decided that teaching music was what he wanted to do. During his high school years, he was a member of the Tri-M Band Association, as well as a performer in the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, the Marching Band, and the Advanced Jazz Band. August has also participated in the College Audition Preparation program, hosted by M. Dee Stewart at Indiana University, during his summer in 2012.


Treasurer Josh Miller

Josh Miller is a junior trumpet player from Goshen, Indiana. While pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in instrumental music education and a minor in conducting, Josh plays trumpet in a number of ensembles at IU including the IU Marching UntitledHundred. Josh has been playing the trumpet since being introduced to it in 6th grade. He studies with Joey Tartell, and has taken lessons with Edmund Cord, Doug Lindsay, and Robert Sullivan. Josh is very grateful for the teaching opportunities that he has already had in his career, and is looking forward to the many experiences he will continue to have at IU and later on, when he hopes to help students become more capable of making better musical decisions as well as bettering themselves as a person through the performance of music.

Webmaster/Historian Noah Farmer

Noah Farmer is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in instrumental music education and classical saxophone performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under Dr. Otis Murphy. While at IU


, Noah has performed and held leadership positionsin a wide variety of settings, including the JSoM concert band, IU Marching Hundred, the IU Saxophone Ensemble, and several saxophone quartets. He also spends

a great deal of his time teaching. Noah has worked with many saxophone sections for various groups, including middle and high schools and all-city ensembles. He has also given many private lessons to students of all ages. In the summers, Noah works as woodwind and visual instructor for several high school marching bands that are consistently successful in Indiana State School Music Association competitions. Noah is a member of the National Association for Music Education and the National Band Association, as well as the North American Saxophone Alliance.