A veteran of 37 years in public school music education as an educator and arts administrator, Marcia has directed successful music programs in Connecticut, Ohio, Massachusetts and Nevada.
She currently serves as president of Music Education Consultants, Inc., a consortium of music education professionals who work with a variety of educational organizations, arts associations, and school districts to foster the growth and breadth of standards-based, articulated music education programs.
In 2016, Marcia was named Senior Director of Education for the Band and Orchestral Division of Yamaha Corporation of America and subsequently, a Yamaha Master Educator. She also serves as Education Advisor to the Music Achievement Council, a 501(c)(6) organization whose sole purpose is to assist directors in recruiting and retaining students in instrumental music programs through effective professional development programs.
Neel also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Percussive Arts Society.
Marcia will be giving the Keynote Address at the 2019 International Music Education Summit