Board of Governors

The SMTD Alumni Society Board of Governors is comprised of 15 volunteer members, elected on a rotating basis, for three-year terms. Board members may serve two consecutive terms. As representatives of all disciplines of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, the Board provides support for programs and endeavors outlined by the School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

  • Programs and projects initiated by the Board of Governors:
  • Create mentoring opportunities for current SMTD students
  • Award alumni for professional work and dedication to the performing arts
  • Plan annual alumni reunion activities
  • Help advance the mission and goals of SMTD

Current Board Members

Anthony Alterio – Hamburg, NY
MFA ’16, dance

Elyakeem Avraham – Los Angeles, CA
BFA ’18, theatre

Amy K. Bormet – Cheverly, MD
BFA ’06, jazz

Julia Broxholm – Lawrence, KS
BM ’77, MM ’79, and DMA ’01, voice

Andrés Holder – Boston, MA
BFA ’10, design & production

*Stephen Lancaster – South Bend, IN
DMA ’08, voice

Katie Banks McBride – Ann Arbor, MI
BFA ’03, theatre

Marvelene Moore – Knoxville, TN
PhD ’77, music education

Gregory Patterson – Warren, MI
MFA ‘87, dance

Brandon Scott Rumsey – Ann Arbor, MI
DMA ’17, composition

Courtney Snyder – Ann Arbor, MI
DMA ’09, conducting

Howard Watkins – New York, NY
MM ’89 and DMA ’98, piano

Paul Winberg – Chicago, IL
BFA ’86, musical theatre

LaTonya Woods – Detroit, MI
Attended ’99, viola

Nathaniel Zeisler – South Pasadena, CA
MM ’02 and DMA ’07, bassoon

*Board Chair