Board and Staff

Administrative Staff

Tracey Rush

Executive Director

Sarah (Schultz) Ekedahl

Office Manager

Rebecca (Kremer) Lansing

Program Director

Amber Perkins

Business Manager



Board of Directors

Hillard Salas
Physician, Grand River Medical Group
Board Member, The Finley Hospital
Member, Dubuque Community String Orchestra

Vice President
Jennifer Johnson
Parent Representative
Accounting Specialist, Heartland Financial USA, Inc.
President, past treasurer and past Board member, Institute of Management Accountants
Finance committee and former audit committee, Hope Evangelical Free Church
Former Business and Accounting Advisory Board member, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Former adjunct instructor, University of Dubuque LIFE program: intermediate accounting
Former Director of Vacation Bible School, Hope Evangelical Free Church

Richard Kirkendall
Partner, Jensen & Trevino, P.C.
Dubuque Oktoberfest Planning Committee
Member, Dubuque Community String Orchestra 

Danita Grant
Vice President, Wealth Advisor, Dubuque Bank & Trust
Vice President, Rotary Club of Dubuque
Member, Personnel Committee, Opening Doors

Rebecca Lansing
Faculty Representative
Faculty Member, NISOM
Program Director, NISOM
Director, Platteville Children’s Choirs

Tracey Rush
Founder and Executive Director, NISOM
Instrumental Music teacher, Dubuque Community Schools
Founder and Director, Dubuque Community String Orchestra

Jessica Schreyer
Associate Professor of English, University of Dubuque

Deborah Tancrell
Vice President, American Trust
Board Member, The Grand Opera House
Member, Cancer Relay for Life Committee-American Trust
Former Instructor, NISOM

Nick Thompson
Attorney, Fuerste, Cottingham & Butler
Board of Directors, Dubuque Visiting Nurse Association
Board of Directors, Finley Tri-States Health Group, Inc.

Lee Weimer
Dean of Liberal Arts, Science and Business, Northeast Iowa Community College
Ex-officio member of Board of Trustees and former Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lambuth University
Ex-officio Member of Board of Trustees and former Vice President of Instruction and Student Services, Black Hawk College
Former Music Faculty Member at: University of Mississippi, Rhodes College, Union University, Lambuth University, University of Memphis, University of Tennessee at Martin
Member of the Quad City Brass Quintet

Directors receive no compensation in their role as directors


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Preschooler’s Music 

For Ages 4-6
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