North Central Kansas Music Educators Association

NCKMEA Mini-Convention - Feb. 2, 2019
Junction City Middle School

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  • 12:00 - 12:30 PM - Concert, Elementary Choir A
  • 1:30 - 2:00 PM - Concert, Elementary Choir B

Admission: Free Will Donation accepted

Thank you for your continued support of music education in the schools of north central Kansas.
NCKMEA Outstanding Music Educators - 2018-19
High School - Stuart Roegge
Stuart Roegge is in his twenty-eighth year of teaching and is presently at Concordia where he has been teaching for nineteen years. Mr. Roegge graduated from Salina South High School in 1987 and earned both a Music Education degree and Trumpet Performance degree from Fort Hays State University in 1991. After university, Mr. Roegge taught in Buhler for six years as Assistant High School Band, 7th Grade Band, and Elementary Band. In 1997 Mr. Roegge moved to Salina to be the Assistant Band Director/Director of Jazz Studies at his Alma Mater of Salina South. In the fall of 2000, Mr. Roegge moved to Concordia to teach and has been there ever since. His duties include Director of Bands, 5th grade Music, and 4th Grade Music. Mr. Roegge was named the KBA Young Bandmaster award recipient in 1996 by the Kansas Bandmasters Association. Stuart has served as the North Central District High School Jazz Chair and Band Chair. Along with his duties at Concordia USD-333, Stuart has taught Brass lessons at Cloud County Community College and has performed in various groups throughout the state. He has also been a clinician and adjudicator throughout Kansas and Nebraska.
Middle Level - Cody Toll
Cody Toll has been teaching 5th-8th grade orchestra and private lessons in Manhattan, KS since 2013. He has been the conductor of the Gold Orchestra, the top group of Manhattan's youth orchestra program, since 2016. Prior to returning to Manhattan, he taught 5th-12th grade orchestra in Fort Scott, KS, beginning after his graduation from Kansas State University in 2010. While in Fort Scott, Cody served as the Kansas American String Teachers Association secretary and was awarded the KASTA Young Teacher of the Year Award in 2012. He also co-founded the Youth Orchestra of Southeast Kansas in 2013. Cody has been an invited guest clinician for KMEA Northeast District honor groups, the Western Kansas Orchestra Festival, the Salina Youth Symphony and on numerous occasions for String Fling at K- State. Cody performs on violin, viola, and guitar with various string quartets, his band Everyday Lights, and the Salina Symphony.
Elementary - Staci Payne
Staci Payne is an elementary music specialist at Marlatt Elementary in USD-383 Manhattan-Ogden School District. Mrs. Payne holds Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Music degree from Kansas State University. She is also a Kodály certified elementary music educator earning all three levels at Wichita State University. Mrs. Payne currently conducts three children's choruses in the Manhattan area and is an active member of The National Association for Music Education, Kodály Music Educators of Kansas, and the Organization of American Kodály Educators.

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