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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Alexi King

Founder &

Executive Creative Director

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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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Special thanks to our Software Engineers, Jordan & N0ah Gaeta!

 

Festival Planning

Fundraising & Events

Dina Tahamouqa

Hallie Buese

Jae Gasana

James Nedley

Jilly Rafalski

Josh Joshson

Kierra Winston

Sarah Cassidy

Stephanie Blandford

Lindsay Nash

Josh Johnson, Chair

Dina Tahamouqa

Gnat Bowden

Sarah Cassidy

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

Sarah Cassidy

Yeeseon Chae

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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

Yeeseon Chae

Board Member

 
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