Life and Laureate Members and Past Presidents

NVMTA awards Life Membership and Laureate Awards to honor exceptional service in our organization.

Life Members

Several members who are no longer with us played an important role in the history of this organization. Consequently, they were selected by their peers to be Life Members of NVMTA. We want to remember Marjorie Bouck, Mary Burleson, Helen Parker Ford, Edna Hanson, Dorothy Hunter, Harriet Riley, and Bessie Worley.

Laureate Members

More recently NVMTA recognizes the following Laureate Members: James Litzelman, Jeri Bennett, Marjory Azarowicz, Willis Bennett, Nancy Breth, Sheila Epstein, Maryen Herrett, Frances Hollans, Janice Jansohn, Marilynne Jost, Kenneth Lee, Marjorie Lee, Jo Lombard, Peggy McNulty, Sylvia McPherson, Virginia Moore, Claude Morrison, Amy Rothstein, Julie Slingerland, Martha Smith, Jane White, Dorothy Wiley.

Laureate Awards

2018 Laureates
Presented to James Litzelman and Jeri Bennett.

NVMTA Past Presidents

The following Presidents have served NVMTA since 1950.  The membership has grown to nearly 400 members in 2018.  Consequently, we have a thriving music community in Northern Virginia and we express appreciation for the leadership of the following:

Jeri Bennett 2015-2017

Elizabeth Blakeslee 2013-2015

Kenneth Lee 2011-13

James Litzelman 2009-11

Julie Slingerland 2007-09

John Healey 2005-07

Donna Olson 2003-05

Debra A. Gunnerson 2001-03

Marjorie Lee 1999-2001

Nancy Davis 1997-99

Peggy Otwell 1995-97

Jo Lombard 1993-95

Jacqueline Yeomans 1991-93

Martha K. Smith 1989-91

Kenneth Lee 1987-89

Jeanne W. Jackson 1985-87

Beth Gigante 1983-85

Sheila Epstein 1982-83

Marilynne Jost 1980-82

Maryen Herrett 1978-80

Helen P. Healy* 1976-79

Claude H. Morrison 1974-76

Iva Lee Rymer 1972-74

Elba Campbell* 1970-72

Judith Howell Harmon* 1969-70

Ruth Haycock* 1968-69

Maryen Herrett 1967-68

Mary Connelly* 1966-67

Kathryn Brown Healy 1964-66

Grecia Bailey* 1962-64

Mary Burleson* 1960-62

Edna Hansen* 1958-60

Harriett Riley* 1957-58

Willa Mae Koehn 1956-57

Elizabeth Wheeler* 1955-56

Carol Lemons* 1953-55

Elizabeth Wheeler* 1952-53

Bessie Worley* 1950-52

* Deceased