Summer 2018 will bring fresh faces and voices to CMS operations. The executive office will be welcoming an on-site intern to work in Missoula for the summer term and continuing remotely during the academic year, while five remote interns will be working through the summer and/or the academic year on specific CMS projects.
Our on-site intern will be taking on the full experience of life in a non-profit arts organization during the summer in Missoula and will continue her work remotely throughout the academic year. Work areas will include CMS Membership, CMS Events, the Directory of Music Faculties, the Music Vacancy List, and a plethora of related projects.
Pianist Jane Ye Hua was born and raised in China and studied journalism in Hong Kong. She recently received two Master’s Degrees in Piano Performance and Collaborative Piano as a full-scholarship student in the U.S. She is actively collaborating and performing with other musicians through a wide range of repertoire. As a teacher, she has developed her expertise in group piano class and adult-beginners. With expanding interests beyond performance, she is very excited to join CMS to experience arts administration and contribute to all disciplines of music.
Chelsea Storms holds a Bachelor of Music in piano performance, summa cum laude, from Central Michigan University (CMU), where she studied under the guidance of Dr. Alexandra Mascolo-David. At CMU, she was distinguished as a Centralis Scholar and received one of the university-wide Provost’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activities. Currently, Ms. Storms is pursuing a Master of Arts in the Arts Administration program at the University of Kentucky. A native of Frankenmuth, Michigan, Ms. Storms is an organist at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church and teaches piano privately.
As Regional Chapter Liaison for the summer and 2018-2019 academic year, Chelsea will be facilitating administration and communications between the CMS Vice President, the Executive Office and the Regional Chapters.
Benjamin Riley is an accomplished acoustic and classical guitarist, singer, songwriter, writer, presenter, and music educator. Ben has a Bachelor’s of Music in Classical Guitar Performance from Nyack College and is a graduate of Berklee College of Music’s Master Guitar Certificate Program. In addition to being a working musician, Ben is also a published writer and talented public speaker and has presented at the Nyack College Scholars Symposium and the Alternative Education Resource Organization Conference on topics relating to music and education.
As College Music Symposium Content Editor for the summer and 2018-2019 academic year, Ben will be receiving article submissions, communicating with component editors, publishing articles, and managing the Symposium website.
Daniel Galow is a saxophonist and composer from Mahwah, New Jersey. He is currently finishing his Bachelor of Arts in Music at The College of New Jersey. He is very excited to be working as a remote intern for CMS this coming summer.
As Conference Support Intern for the summer of 2018, Daniel will be editing materials and programming the app for the upcoming CMS National Conference.
Kristen Berling is a rising junior at Santa Clara University studying Management Information Systems, coupled with a minor in Music. Born and raised in Fremont, CA, she found a passion for music and performance through her experience playing the saxophone in her high school marching band and her university's wind ensemble, and in the future she hopes to have a career that will combine her background in business with her passion for music and entertainment. In her free time, she likes to watch the Top 100 music charts, play tennis, and keep up her Snapchat streaks.
As Marketing Intern for the summer of 2018, Kristen will be researching marketing strategies and connecting with interested constituents of the Directory of Music Faculties.
Alexandra Miles is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Percussion Performance from Western Washington University, as well as completing a Minor in Arts Enterprise and Cultural Innovation. She is currently the Student Operations Coordinator for Western's music office, and has enjoyed turning the job into a sort of "jack of all trades, master of most" position. Alex hopes to pursue a Master's degree in ethnomusicology, and work toward making world music more accessible for communities at large, whether that be through arts administration, hosting guest artists, or providing clinics. Off the stage, she is passionate about plants, true crime, embarking on ambitious puzzles with her mom, and bad jokes.
As Social Media Intern, Alex is excited to assist The College Music Society over the next year, and use the experiences she gathers to aid in the development of future non-profit organizations she may be a part of!