Welcome to the official website for the
Indiana Jazz Educators Association


Our mission is to promote the education, performance, scholarship and appreciation of jazz in Indiana. The IJEA seeks to provide leadership related to curricular resources, performance and pedagogy for jazz educators throughout the state. The Indiana Jazz Education Association, a non-profit volunteer group, administers and/or promotes significant jazz events such as festivals, honor bands and teaching clinics.

IJEA Board of Directors

Chris Drabyn, Arsenal Technical High School
Past President
Bethany Robinson, Noblesville High School
Vice-President (Communications)
Chris Murray, Zionsville Middle School
Vice-President (Webmaster/All-District Coord.)
Peter Sampson, Whiteland High School
Vice-President (ISSMA Liason)
Chris Taylor, Pendleton Heights HS
Kendall Fowler, New Prairie Middle School
Jeff Maupin, Southport High School
Collegiate Rep / All-State Audition Coordinator
Jarrard Harris, Purdue University
Zone 1 (Northern Indiana)
Jason Witzigreuter, Homestead High School
Zone 2 (Central Indiana)
Erika Stepp, Plainfield Middle School
Zone 3 (Southern Indiana)
Shawn Humphries, Southport Middle School
High School String Jazz Consultant
Sean Patrick, Goshen High School
Middle School String Jazz Consultant
Colleen Phillips, Memorial Park Middle School

2004 All-State Rosters Announced!