TMA Executive Board

We are here to serve the needs of our Chapter. If you have any questions or comments for us please feel free to contact us. You can email these officers by clicking the email link at the end of their biography.

Heather Boehm—President is honored to have the opportunity to serve the membership of TMA as Secretary-Treasurer, she has also served on the Board as a Director.  As a violinist, she has played in and contracted pits for numerous theatre productions in downtown and suburban theaters.  Heather lives in Chicago where she is an active freelancer and looks forward to working with everyone to advance the goals of Chicago Theatre Musicians.  Email


Carey Deadman - Vice-President has been an active trumpet player since moving to Chicago in 1985. He has played numerous theatrical productions in every major venue in the Chicago area. He has a long, supportive relationship with the CFM, serving on two Broadway in Chicago and multiple Drury Lane Theatre negotiating teams. As an arranger and orchestrator, Carey has orchestrated numerous productions including over 25 for The Drury Lane Theatre. He has scored arrangements for film, television, and radio, as well as orchestrations for Frank Sinatra, Diana Ross, and Lyle Lovett. Along with his busy performing and writing schedule, Carey is on faculty at Columbia College and´┐╝ Elmhurst College. EMAIL

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Dominic Trumfio - Secretary/Treasurer - is honored to be serving the Chicago theater musician community in this capacity. As a woodwind player, Dominic brings to the table nearly 20 years of experience playing in theaters throughout the Chicagoland area. He was part of the national tour of Les Miserables from 2000-2003 before rooting himself in the Chicago theater community of artists. Some favorite recent credits include the world premiere of WAR PAINT (starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole) and the award winning production of BRIGADOON at the Goodman Theater, THE SOUND OF MUSIC and PIPPIN for Broadway in Chicago, and numerous productions at the Marriott Theater in Lincolnshire and other surrounding regional theaters.

Valerie Maze was elected to the Chicago Theatre Musicians board in 2014. Recent Chicago credits include Conductor with Drury Lane Theatre’s White Christmas, Goodman Theatre’s Brigadoon, and Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Gypsy and Jeff award winning Follies, as well as The Little Mermaid, The Adventures of Pinnochio, Peter Pan, and The Princess and the Pea. At Lyric Opera of Chicago, in addition to serving as Assistant Conductor and Dance Pianist for numerous operas over the past 15 years, she has recently served as Assistant Conductor on The King and I, Carousel, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma! and Showboat. This summer and fall, Valerie will conduct The Full Monty at Peninsula Players and Follies at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Other Chicago credits include productions with: Writer’s Theatre (A Little Night Music, Jeff Award nomination), Noble Fool Theatricals, Apple Tree Theatre, Theater at the Center (Cat’s, After Dark Award), Light Opera Works, Provision Theater, Chicago Muse, Bowen Park Opera, Elgin Opera, and DuPage Opera. Other regional credits include productions with: Wagon Wheel Theatre, Portland Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Harrisburg Opera Association, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre and California Opera. Ms. Maze has performed on WFMT as part of the Dame Myra Hess Series. EMAIL

Joe AA Percussionist Joe Sonnefeldt has been active in local theatre since 2003 when he won the audition to play the marimba book for the Chicago production of “The Lion King”. Since then he has played for numerous downtown productions and occasionally at other area theaters. He has served on the negotiating committee for the 2 most recent Broadway In Chicago contracts. In addition to playing musicals, Joe works as a freelancer and specializes on steel drum, vibes and hand percussion. He has recorded or performed with several local artists including Poi Dog Pondering, Marshall Vente and “Tropicale”, and The Jay Davis Trio. He also leads his own group, The JoeSounds Steel Drum Band. Joe teaches privately in his home studio and at John Hersey H.S. in Arlington Heights. In 2015 he was re-elected to the Mount Prospect School District 57 Board of Education, currently serves as its President and is a strong advocate for arts education. In 2017 he will sit on the employer side of the bargaining table for the 2nd time to reach a deal with the teachers of the MPEA. EMAIL