Higher Education

Representative 

Leo Sakomoto


2nd VP

Melissa Nixon 

General Music

Representative 

Jessica Ardray

Solo and Ensemble Festival Chair 

​Andrea Allen

Board Members

Secretary

Kendra Green  

Public Relations 

Stephen Johnson

Past President

John Biller  

Retiree Representative

Grady Walls 

Scholarship Chair 

​Amanda Sproul

3rd VP

Walt Crider  

The Kern County Music Educators Association is an organization of music educators and music advocates from the local area who work together to provide services to support all music educators and music students in Kern County.

KCMEA is a strong advocate and promoter of music in our schools. Our organization: provides workshops and professional development clinics for its members; publishes The Podium, KCMEA’s newsletter; awards scholarships to talented and deserving students; facilitates social collaboration among music teachers; organizes honor music festival directors’ dinners; hosts various instrumental and vocal festivals; annually recognizes individuals for their contribution to the music profession; and provides information regarding a variety of musical events throughout the year. 

Web Master 

Jazz

Representative

Rob Martens 

Band Representative 

John Biller 

Legislative

Representative

Michael Stone 

President

Amanda Isaac 

Historian 

Deanna Russell 

Historian 

Molly Fink

Hospitality 

Regina Pryor

Treasurer

Peggy Biller  

1st VP 

David Green 

About

Orchestra

Representative

Amy McGuire 

Choral Representative 

Jack Bertrand

Sponsorship Chair
CMEA Central Kern Co. Festival Coordinator

Peggy Biller

Collegiate

​Jordan Espiritis

Our Mission