Sno-King Music Educators Association Leadership for 2016-2017  

President- Christopher Angelos

Christopher Angelos teaches at Mariner HS. He teaches jazz band, wind ensemble, symphonic band, concert band, marching band and guitar class. Chris has grown the instrumental program from two concert bands to three concert bands and one orchestra of 14 to now two orchestras which he has passed on to a .4 orchestra director. Previously, Chris taught at Ballard HS for 9 years and rebuilt the program from 2 sections of music to 10. He received his Bachelor of Music in Education from Western Washington University and Masters in Teaching from Grand Canyon University and is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher. Chris also is the principal trombonist in the Seattle Wind Symphony and has been a member for the past 5 years.


President-Elect - Amy Stevenson

stevensonAmy Stevenson has been teaching at Lynnwood High School, her alma mater, for 15 years. During her tenure at LHS the Instrumental Music Program has doubled the number of ensembles and tripled student enrollment. Currently Amy teaches 3 orchestras and the second jazz ensemble at Lynnwood High School, as well as 5th and 6th grade beginning strings at Hilltop Elementary. She loves working with the students at LHS and is lucky to partner with Phil Onishi, LHS's band director. She also co-directs the biannual school musical. In 2002 Amy graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston with a bachelor's degree in Music Education and a minor in Jazz Composition. She later earned her master's in teaching. Amy lives in Mukilteo with her two amazing children and her husband who is also a teacher, but not a musician.


Secretary - Phillip Onishi

Phil Onishi teaches at Lynnwood High School. He teaches Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Guitar, World Music and will additionally teach Choir in the fall of 2018. Phil has been an active music educator in the Edmonds School District for nearly 30 years. He has previously taught high school and middle school choir, elementary general music, elementary strings, elementary choir, marimba ensemble and band. He is a Northwest native, and grew up in north Seattle. He has performed as both singer and percussionist in Japanese Taiko ensembles, Seattle Opera Chorus, and a variety of Seattle area choirs and instrumental ensembles. Phil graduated from Western Washington University with a bachelor's degree in Music Education and later earned a Master's degree in Creative Arts from Lesley University. He is a past WMEA Board Member serving as the WMEA Elementary Curriculum Officer in the later 2000's. Phil lives in Bothell with his lovely wife. They will celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2019. She also works at Lynnwood High School, although not in the music department. They have two amazing boys, now in their twenties. Phil loves photography, cooking and is an active visual artist most often sculpting art from wire. 

  Treasurer - Nathan Rengstorf

Nathan Rengstorf is the Director of Orchestras at Meadowdale High School and various elementary schools in the Edmonds School District.  Nathan is an active French horn player in the Seattle area and regularly plays with the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra and the Seattle Chamber Brass.  He recently received his Master’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Washington where he also studied conducting and French horn performance and performed with the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Chamber Singers.  He received his Bachelor of Arts in music and physics from Luther College in Decorah, IA.  Prior to his arrival in Seattle, Nathan spent two years as an AmeriCorps volunteer establishing school and community music programs in Fossil, Condon, Monument and Long Creek, Oregon.


schmidtPatricia Schmidt  is currently the choir and guitar teacher at Mariner High School in South Everett. Patty has taught at Mariner High School for nine years and previously taught in the Marysville School District.  She currently teaches  jazz choir, two concert choirs, and a beginning and advanced guitar class. Patty has served the WMEA as Symphonic All-State Choir manager for the past six years.

Patty graduated from the University of Washington in 2000 where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Music Education covering choral, instrumental and general music.