Meet the IAEN Steering Committee

Mark Goff


Mark Goff is CEO & owner of Paige's Music in Indianapolis, Indiana. Founded in 1871, Paige's Music is one of the nation's oldest retail music stores and serves hundreds of school music programs across the state of Indiana.

Mark earned his B.S. in Music Business from Indiana Wesleyan University and immediately joined Paige's Music as a sales associate. He held several roles in the business before becoming president in 1994, and buying the company in 1999.

Mark has served as President of NASMD (the National Association of School Music Dealers), President of NAYMM (Now NAMMYP) and as Chairman of NAMM - the International Music Products Association.


Mick Bridgewater

Mick Bridgewater is the Executive Director of the Indiana State School Music Association, which provides educationally evaluated music performance opportunities for more than 200,000 Indiana music students each school year. In 2007, Mick retired as an assistant principal at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana after 33 years in education to accept the position of ISSMA Assistant Executive Director and was named Executive Director in 2015. During his 20-year tenure as the Choral Director and Director of Performing Arts at Lawrence Central High School, his show choir The Central Sound, with choreography and show design by his wife, Judy, won numerous awards throughout the mid-west.

Mick's formal training includes a Master of Science degree in School Administration and a Master of Music degree in Music Education from Butler University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from the University of Indianapolis.

Mick is a frequent presenter at conferences on the topics of leadership, teambuilding, music adjudication, nonprofit governance, and arts education. Among numerous awards given to Mick, he was named an Outstanding Citizen of the City of Indianapolis in 2001 and the Hoosier Musician Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Indiana Music Education Association in 2019. Included in Mick's vast experiences is that of being a professional performer, appearing along with his wife Judy in professional Broadway touring productions of Where's Charlie and Oklahoma.

In addition to being a member of the steering committee of the Indiana Arts Education Network (IAEN), he serves on the Music Committee for the National Federation of State High Associations (NFHS), and is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Alliance for Indiana Music Education (AIME).


John Wittmann


John Wittmann is Senior Director of Artist Relations and Education for Yamaha Corporation of America. He is responsible for organizing educational programs and support for Yamaha Artists both nationally and internationally. Holding two degrees in music, John was a band director in New York State where he headed two highly successful high school music programs. John has toured extensively and has given hundreds of drum set clinics. He is an active performer, clinician, and lecturer and has been published in many magazines. John is a strong music advocate and a frequent presenter at NAMM, PASIC, and other major music conferences.


Michael Kamphuis

Michael Kamphuis is currently the Vice President of the Division of Education at Conn-Selmer, Inc., an Elkhart, Indiana based musical instrument manufacturer. In this role, he leads a team with the mission to create opportunities for the music industry and music education to work collaboratively in support of music education worldwide.

Born and raised in Kenosha, WI, Michael is a 2000 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and has a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance (Trumpet). Since entering the music industry in 2001 with the G. Leblanc Corporation, Michael has held many different positions, primarily in sales and marketing, including Accessories Product Manager, Product Manager (Flutes), Director of Marketing (Brass), and Sr. Director of Product Marketing (all band and orchestra categories) at Conn-Selmer, Inc.

Actively involved in music advocacy, Michael was appointed to the steering committee of the Indiana Arts Education Network in 2016. In addition, he is also a delegate for the National Association of Music Merchants, representing Indiana and Michigan to lobby in support of music education at the annual "Fly-In" in Washington D.C. The efforts of the NAMM Fly-In helped pass the Every Student Succeeds Act bill in December 2015. In 2016, Michael also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Elkhart Jazz Festival and the Distinguished Service Award from the Historically Black Colleges and Universities National Band Directors Consortium. In 2018 he received the Distinguished Alumni Award for Achievement from the University of Wisconsin at Parkside. In 2019, Michael was inducted into the Conn-Selmer Institute Hall of Fame. He also currently serves as an Advisory Board Member for United Sound, a nonprofit organization, whose mission is to provide musical performance experiences for students with special needs through peer mentorship. In 2021, Michael was named an honorary member of the Minority Band Directors National Association (MBDNA) and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities National Band Directors Consortium (HBCU-NBDC).


Dalton Thieneman

Dalton Thieneman joined Market Street Group in August 2016. As Vice President of Legislative Services and Of Counsel, he advocates on behalf of clients in the education, public safety, technology, tourism, and utilities industries. He has represented clients before state legislative committees, regulatory bodies, and executive branch agencies. He also monitors state legislative and executive branch activities, analyzes bill data, and researches public policies on behalf of the firm.

Dalton began his career with the Indiana State Senate as a Legislative Assistant for members of the Majority Caucus. In this role, he represented two State Legislators in interactions with constituents, state agencies, and special interest groups to facilitate, monitor, and resolve statewide and district specific issues.

Dalton has devoted his time and talent to numerous civic and nonprofit organizations, and he is continually seeking leadership opportunities. He is the incoming President of the DARE Indiana Board of Directors. He is a founding member of Suited Up, an Indianapolis Bar Association program, which provides college-bound seniors from low-income households with professional attire. He has also volunteered with several political campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels.

Dalton obtained his Bachelor's degree from Saint Louis University and a Juris Doctorate degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana.