we strive to

Educate. Empower. Entertain. 

MidWay Music Speaks is a nonprofit organization based in Bloomington, IN that celebrates & connects women and non-binary people in music via promotion, empowerment, and performance opportunities.

The organization was established in 2018 following the first ever MidWay Music Festival that took place in September of 2017.  After seeing the potential for growth & a greater impact, the festival was taken to the next level and transformed into MidWay Music Speaks, which now houses a variety of programs for individuals of all ages. 

MidWay strives to: encourage more women and non-binary people to make music, bring more gender diversity to the stage, provide youth with strong mentors, make the music industry more accessible to those looking for experience, and create a community of musicians from varying experience levels. Our organization hopes to educate, empower, and entertain.

Our Team

 
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Rachel Glago

Executive Director

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Amy Oelsner

Education Director

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Emily Tucker

Booking Coordinator

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Sarah Cassidy

creative coordinator

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Alexa Dow

Artist Engagement intern

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Quentin Beverly

A&R Intern

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Dina Tahamouqa

Festival Logistics Intern

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Tess Bladow

FUndraising & Dev. Intern

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Jorie Miller

Fundraising & Events Intern

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Noelle Simoneaux

Admin & Analytics Intern

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Jackson Christman

Marketing Intern

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Hannah Wang

Workshop Coordinator

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Festival Planning

Fundraising & Events

Dina Tahamouqa
Jae Gasana
James Nedley
Jilly Rafalski
Josh Joshson
Stephanie Blandford
Lindsay Nash

Josh Johnson, Chair
Dina Tahamouqa
Gnat Bowden
Shai Warfield-Cross
Lindsay Nash
Lina Yanson
Zachary Taylor

Marketing & Outreach

Byrne Bridges, Chair
Jilly Rafalski
Kate Bentley
Katie Maher
Kayleigh Dance
Kenlynn Albright
Lina Yanson
Maggie Zielinski
Marlo Owczarzak

moving towards

anti-racism

Jada Bee, Chair

Byrne Bridges

Josh Johnson

Amy Oelsner

committee Members

Board Members

Lina Yanson

Board President

Josh Johnson

Board VP

Zachary Taylor

Treasurer

Byrne Bridges

Secretary

Gnat Bowden

Board Member

Jada Bee

Board Member

Katie Maher

Board Member

Kenlynn Albright

Board Member

Shai Warfield-Cross

Board Member

Stephanie Blandford

Board Member

 
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