• Kent Tess-Mattner

    Attorney of Counsel to Schmidt, Rupke, Tess-Mattner & Fox, S.C., freelance trombonist

  • Jonathan Winkle    

    Arts Administrator and Consultant, Musician


  • Andrew Lato

    Accountant, Kerber, Eck & Braeckel, LLP


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


  • Jane Borden

    Nationally and locally lauded elementary educator specializing in arts integration, retired from Milwaukee Public Schools; founder, Arts and Science Literacy Camp; adjunct faculty, Cardinal Stritch University, Mount Mary College and Alverno College; instructional coach, Arts@Large 

  • Carl Brown
    CEO, Fresh Coast Jazz Festival; Retired CEO, Red Brown Kle’ 
    Marketing and Communications 

  • Morgan Dixon

    President, MacDowell Montessori School PTO

  • Donna Dudenhoefer
    Retired Milwaukee Public Schools Music Educator  (General K-8, Choral and Band)


  • Kathy Grogan

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

  • Joe Hausch
    Owner, Hausch Design Agency; President/CEO/CCO, PHOTAVIA: The Visual Network


  • Pete Lange   
    Director of Sales, Tim O'Brien Homes; former Band/Choir Director, Catholic Memorial High School; performing and recording artist, trumpet, vocals     

  • Stephanie Lippert

    Freelance Professional Musician and Teacher

  • Deborah Musante
    City of Brookfield, Director, Civic Chorus; Milwaukee Co. Zoological Society-Development; freelance musician


  • Tina Nogrady

    Registered Nurse, Aurora Health Care

  • 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

  • Fran Richman
    Retired Executive Director, Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

  • Veronica Thompson

      Retired Library Media Specialist/Middle Years Coordinator, International 

      Baccalaureate Organization

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CIVIC MUSIC MKE supports music education and provides performance

opportunities to young musicians in the Greater Milwaukee area.