MMEA Officer Candidates


Carin McEvoy has been teaching early childhood and elementary music for over 20 years. Currently, Ms. McEvoy teaches kindergarten through fifth grade general music at Donley elementary school in East Lansing. Ms. McEvoy has served in the past as Treasurer of the MMEA and also chair of the Planning Committee for the Michigan Music Conference. She has presented interactive learning workshops both locally and nationally on early childhood music development and instruction.

In collaboration with a colleague, Carin has published research on the intersection of trauma-informed and culturally responsive pedagogies. She holds both a BA and an MA in music education from Michigan State University and is a member of the early childhood faculty for the Gordon Institute for Music Learning. In her spare time, Carin plays the bass guitar in her almost-all-female band, Petticoat Rules, and is an award winning community theater performer and musical director in the Greater Lansing area.


Brooke Broughton (incumbent) teaches 4th and 5th grade elementary general music in DeWitt. Throughout her
twenty-one years as a music teacher, Brooke has taught all levels of music, and frequently serves as
mentor for intern teachers. Brooke is Michigan State University graduate, having received both her
bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Education. For the Michigan Music Education Association, she
currently serves as Executive Board Secretary and previously was co-director of the Honors Composition
Competition/Concert at the Michigan Music Conference. She enjoys presenting workshops on a variety
of subjects at the Michigan Music Conference, as well as for MMEA. Brooke lives in DeWitt with her
husband Ian, and two children, Kellan and Liam.

Brad Arnold, a Macomb County native, received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education degree from Michigan State University. He has been a performer with area concert bands, symphony orchestras, brass bands, jazz bands, and chamber groups. He is currently a frequent guest section trumpet in the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra, as well as a founding member and first trumpet in the brass quintet Macomb Brassworks, as well as is a co-principal trumpet of the Southeast Michigan Wind Ensemble.

Currently in his first year of teaching instrumental music in the Lake Shore Public School District, Mr. Arnold serves as the director of the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Shorian Marching Band at Lake Shore High School. He also co-teaches beginning band brass/percussion and woodwind classes at Kennedy Middle School.

Before his time in Lake Shore, Mr. Arnold taught band at Perry High School & Perry Middle School in Perry, MI, the International Academy of Macomb High School in Clinton Township, MI. and served as intern band teacher at Anchor Bay High School in Fair Haven, Michigan.


Award-winning educator Ashleigh Lore received her M.M. in Music Education from The University of Michigan (’18) and her B.M.E. from Central Michigan University (’11), where she double majored in Vocal Music Education and English Education. She is an Orff-Schulwerk certified instructor, is First Steps in Music (FAME) Certified, is Google Educator Certified, has completed Kodaly Level I training (USA), and is currently pursuing an Accredited Certificate in Kodaly Music Education (UK). Ashleigh is a published author of two books: The Music Educator’s Guide to Grant Writing and Recorder Boot Camp.

Between writing, editing, and advising others, Ashleigh has earned over one million dollars in grant funding since 2013. She presents nationally, leads grant writing workshops, and is a strong advocate for music education. Ashleigh is currently the Treasurer of the Michigan Music Education Association (MMEA), President of the Mid-Michigan Orff-Schulwerk Association (MMOSA), a founding Committee Member of the International Orff-Schulwerk Forum Salzburg (IOSFS) Finance Committee, Public Relations Chair for the Eaton County Education Association (ECEA), and Treasurer of the Grand Ledge Education Association (GLEA). Ashleigh is an adjunct professor at Anderson University (IN) where she teaches the graduate course Grant Writing for the Music Educator.

Ashleigh teaches elementary music at Grand Ledge Public Schools, serves the Lansing Symphony Orchestra as their Education & Outreach Coordinator, and is an independent educational consultant. She can be reached at or via her website

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