Board of Trustees

Meet the DSA Board of Trustees, who guide the direction of our organization.

Updated February 25, 2019

The Dalcroze Society of America is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board uses policy governance to envision the future and to ensure that operations are aligned with our mission statement and meet the evolving needs of our community. Our board currently meets once a month. For more information, please contact us at boardchair@dalcrozeusa.org.

Michael Joviala

Michael Joviala

Chair

Michael Joviala teaches at the Lucy Moses School of Music and Dance, the Diller Quaile School of Music and Columbia University in New York City. He is the music director of the improvisation collective Loco Motors, and is a candidate for the Diplôme Superiéur at the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Cassandra Eisenreich

Cassandra Eisenreich

Vice-Chair

Dr. Cassandra Eisenreich is Assistant Professor of Flute and Music Education at Slippery Rock University. She holds a Dalcroze Certificate and has been teaching preschool through college level Eurhythmics classes for over 13 years.

Paula Zerkle

Paula Zerkle

Secretary

Dr. Paula Ring Zerkle is Professor of Music and Director of Vocal Music at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where she conducts the Moravian College Choir, Chorale, Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, and Vocalis, a small a cappella choral ensemble. She also teaches conducting and musicianship.

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Anthony Molinaro

Treasurer

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Jeremy Dittus

Ex officio, Chair of Professional Development Committee

Jeremy Dittus enjoys an international career as a pianist, theorist, and Dalcroze Education Specialist.  He currently directs the Dalcroze School of the Rockies, teaches on the faculty of Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and serves on l’Collège de l’Institut Jaques-Dalcroze.

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Lauren Hodgson

Lauren Hodgson

Trustee

Lauren Hodgson is a Dalcroze educator and pianist in Cleveland, Ohio. She oversees the Dalcroze program and maintains a private piano studio at the Baldwin Wallace Community Music School, and is on the summer faculty at the Dalcroze School of the Rockies Dalcroze Academy.

Cynthia Lilley

Cynthia Lilley

Trustee

Cynthia Lilley earned her Dalcroze License at Longy School. She lives in New York where she currently teaches at the Dalcroze School at the Lucy Moses School of Music and the Dalcroze Program at the Diller-Quaile School of Music. She is past president of the New York Chapter of the DSA. She is a composer of art songs.

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Get Involved

Interested in becoming a board member? Email us at boardchair@dalcrozeusa.org for information regarding upcoming board vacancies.

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