Board of Directors 2021-2022

Kimberly Busch President Hannawa Falls, NY

Kimberly Busch currently teaches Vocal Music and Technical Theater at Canton Central School. A graduate of the Crane School of Music, Kimberly has been teaching music and directing plays and musicals in public schools for over twenty years. Her love of symphonic music and a desire to give back to the community led her to the position of ONNY Volunteer Guild President. She is proud to lead the dedicated volunteers serving on the ONNY Board and encourages everyone to invest in live music by attending concerts and bringing friends!

Victoria Day Vice President Hermon, NY

Victoria Day is retired Co-Principal of the East Side Elementary School in the Gouverneur Central School District. Vicki received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music Education from the Crane School of Music and a Master's in Educational Administration from St. Lawrence University. She has served on both the Crane Alumni Board and the Community Performance Series board prior to joining the ONNY board in 2017.  

Mary Jane Watson Treasurer South Colton, NY

Mary Jane Watson is a retired Certified Public Accountant and was a founding partner of Pinto, Mucenski & Watson, PC located in Potsdam.  She received a B.A from Elmira College in Classical Languages, an M.S. from Clarkson University in Accounting, and an M.S. from McGill University in History.  She joined the Board of the Orchestra of Northern New York in 1995.

Adrienne Hartman Secretary Potsdam, NY

Adrienne Hartman is an elementary school teacher in the Massena Central School District, and a long-time arts advocate. She served as co-chair of Potsdam Music Friends for many years, and has been a volunteer for the New York State School Music Association Regional Festival, Potsdam PTA, and the Orchestra of Northern New York. Adrienne is honored to have the opportunity to serve the Orchestra of Northern New York, an important piece of the North Country fabric.

Steve Bateman Ogdensburg, NY

Steve Bateman is a retired healthcare worker from St. Lawrence County with a great appreciation for orchestral music. He is an integral part of the production crew and serves on ONNY's Finance Committee.

Jane "Wink" Beadel Wellesley Island, NY

Wink has always been involved with music. Her instrument has always been voice. but much as she loved music and singing, Wink did not plan on studying music. She attended Green Mountain College in Vermont, where she sang the lead role of Nellie" in SOUTH PACIFIC. While studying at SUNY OSWEGO, Wink also performed with Black Friars,  Festival Chorus  and sang with the Syracuse University Oratorio under the direction of G. Burton Harbison. In recent years, she has been singing with the Northern Choral Society and Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble. She has been with the Antique Boat Museum for 22 years. Wink serves on the Board of Directors for Clayton Opera House where she is chair of Development and the Volunteer Program. She is a member of the Fundraising Events Committee and Production Assistant to the Executive Director for the Watertown Concert Series.

Sue Bellor Massena, NY
Susan (Sue) Bellor is a retired Spanish teacher and International Baccalaureate Coordinator of the assena Central School District. She continues as Adjunct Instructor in the Education Department at St. Lawrence University in World Language Methods Instruction working with student teachers. Her family is a big advocate for Music Education; their eldest daughter (PhD Eastman School of Music) having had private instruction from very early age through high school with professors at Crane School of Music in violin, piano, organ, French horn and vocal who certainly provided her a strong background as she is now teaching Music Composition at Univ. Nevada Las Vegas.
Marc Boyer Ogdensburg, NY

Marc Boyer lives in Ogdensburg. He received degrees from Walsh College (BA) and Syracuse University (MLS). He is a retired librarian from the Ogdensburg Public Library. A generous donor to ONNY's Music Fund, Marc is chair of the Marketing and Publicity Committee and a valued member of the Transportation Crew. 

John Goloski Chair, Watertown Advisory Committee Theresa, NY

John is chair of the Watertown Advisory Committee and lives in Theresa. He teaches 7th and 8th Grade band at Indian River Central School, Originally from Baldwinsville, NY, John attended SUNY Potsdam where he studied bassoon at the Crane School of Music and earned both his Bachelor's and Master’s degrees in music education. When John is not working with the Indian River Middle School 7/8 band or advising the middle school Tri-M Music Honor Society chapter, he can be found outside running, biking, camping, hiking, gardening or reading. He is thrilled to be able to help the Orchestra of New York by serving as the chair of the Watertown Advisory Committee, with a voting seat on the Board of Directors. He also serves on the Board Development Committee.

John J Gray Jr. Chair, Adirondack Outreach Committee Colton, NY

John J. Gray Jr. is a managing partner of Gray & Gray and Associates with offices in Canton, Potsdam, Massena and Spring Hill, FL. He worked as Vice President for Finance and Information Systems in area hospitals for 18 years, and was the Fiscal Officer for the Diocese of Ogdensburg for seven years. John is chair of the Finance Committee and of the newly formed Adirondack Outreach Committee. He also serves on the Board Development Committee and Personnel Committee.

Charles Guy

Chuck is Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam. He performs with the Potsdam Brass Quintet, Orchestra of Northern New York, the Northern Symphonic Winds and annually with the Tuba Bach Tuba-Euphonium Quartet at the Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival in Big Rapids, Michigan. Dedicated to the development of young students, he teaches at the Crane Youth Music Camp and has taught at Interlochen Arts Camp, New England Music Camp and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. He has also developed a video series of tutorials aimed at empowering music educators with tools to teach beginning tubists. 

Before joining the Crane faculty, Charles held a similar position at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music and performed with the Lawrence Brass, the Oshkosh Symphony and the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra.  As a soloist, he has performed at many International and Regional Tuba and Euphonium Association conferences, the Army Band Tuba-Euphonium workshop and many university recitals. In 1999, he won the prestigious Leonard Falcone Festival artist division solo tuba competition and has served the festival as an adjudicator on several occasions. He has presented numerous master classes and clinics for music educators and tuba-euphonium students at the New York State School Music Association, New York State Band Directors Association, Texas Music Educators Association conventions and in public schools. 

He has commissioned several works for solo tuba and tuba in chamber settings, including the Potsdam Brass Quintet’s most recent collaboration with Anthony Plog on a piece entitled Polychromes in celebration of the group's 50thanniversary. His orchestral experience includes performances with the Syracuse Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Michigan Opera Theatre, and Midland Symphony Orchestras. He has published articles and reviews in the International Tuba and Euphonium Association Journal and has been recorded on the Madstop, Mark and Bernel Labels.  He serves on the Orchestra of Northern New York Board of Directors and was the Co-chair of the Performance Department at the Crane School of Music. 

He earned both the Masters of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from the University of Akron.  When not teaching or performing, he enjoys time with his wife, Lorie, and two boys, Ethan and Miles. Charles is a Buffet Crampon USA Artist/Clinician and performs exclusively on Melton Meinl Weston.

Carol C Lowe Parishville, NY

Dr. Carol Lowe, Professor of Bassoon SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, teaches courses in bassoon performance, reed making, repertoire and pedagogy, orchestral studies, and chamber music.  A native of Brevard, North Carolina, Dr. Lowe has performed throughout the United States and Europe.  Over the past thirty-five years, she has held principal positions with orchestras in New York, Indiana, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, and has freelanced with numerous additional orchestras in New York, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, New Mexico, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland.  While living in the Atlanta area Dr. Lowe performed frequently with the Atlanta Symphony, including a tour to Carnegie Hall and subsequent recording of Mahler’s Symphony No. 6.  She has toured and recorded in London, Paris, and Munich with various ensembles and was a member of the Taft Quintet, first-prize winners of the 1989 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition.  Dr. Lowe has presented recitals in Texas, Indiana, New York, Utah, and Oklahoma at the annual conferences of the International Double Reed Society.  Dr. Lowe has presented clinics to music educators at NYSSMA, NYSBDA, and the Midwest Clinic.  Dr. Lowe’s degrees are from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (DMA), the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (MM), and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (BM).  Dr. Lowe is principal bassoon for the Orchestra of Northern New York, Northern Symphonic Winds, and the Aria Reed Trio, and is currently serving as Crane’s Chair of the Performance Department. Dr. Lowe enjoys spending her free time with her husband Dennis and their fur-babies Fred and Ginger (dogs), Chester, Muffin, and Thumbelina (cats). 

 
Rick Maloney Constable, NY

Forthcoming as of 11.06.21

Michele Meyers Canton, NY

Michele Meyers, a native of Syracuse, has lived with her husband Jack in Canton for 46 years. She began college as a music major, but finished with an elementary education teaching degree. Her Master's degree in Special Education is from SUNY Potsdam and a second Master's degree in Public School Administration is from St. Lawrence University.  Michele taught at Canton Central School, and later worked in school administration for the Massena, Heuvelton and Canton School Districts. She also taught courses at SUNY Potsdam and St. Lawrence University.  Retiring as Director of Special Education from the Canton District in 2015, Michele subsequently served as principal at St. Mary's School in Canton from 2017-2019.  She has been a pianist/organist in Catholic churches since 1968. She is the chair of the Volunteer Committee and the Fundraising Events Committee.

Board Members Emereti

Ronald Berry Potsdam, NY
Don Butters (dec.)
Susan Carl Potsdam, NY
Eleanor Hopke Rochester, NY
Carol Neubert Northhampton, MA
Edward "Ned" Potts Jr. Norwood, NY
Rev. Congreve Quinby (dec.)
Fred Wilson Brockville, Ontario, Canada
Alan Wioskowski (dec.)
Suella Young Potsdam, NY