FORM OF GOVERNMENT
RaNiel Dunn has lived in the Pendleton/Hermiston area most of her life. She began singing in the Inland Northwest Chorale from its inception. She has sung many solos with the group during the years 1999-2015. RaNiel believes in the mission of Inland Northwest Musicians and has been a member of the Board of Directors, Accounts Manager and now serves as Program Administrator.
R. Lee Friese
Conductor and Music Director
R. Lee Friese serves as Music Director and Conductor for all ensembles. He has a Master’s degree in both choral and instrumental conducting from Bowling Green University in Ohio. He has over 30 years experience in conducting and in music education. He served as Associate Conductor with the Youth Orchestra of Greater Fort Worth, Texas, Music Director and Conductor for the Walla Walla Symphony, and was Founding Conductor and Music Director of the Oregon East Symphony. Mr. Friese was one of the core founders of Inland Northwest Musicians in 1999.
Governance is accomplished through a Board of Directors, including representatives from the nine geographic zones of our nine-county service area. Board meetings are held quarterly.
Inland Northwest Musicians is “owned by its membership”. An annual membership meeting is held each June, and all performing members, staff and individuals holding sustaining memberships are eligible to vote on issues at that meeting.
President: Gene Wright - Athena, OR
V. President: Bill Monagle - Ione, OR
Secretary: Bob Bone - Richland, WA
Treasurer: Kathleen Bauermeister - Hermiston, OR
Member: Don Bauermeister - Hermiston. OR
Member: Norma Barber- Ukiah, OR
Member: Mary Helen Wright- Athena, OR
Recording Secretary: Alice Massey – Pendleton, OR