2017 Hoosier Auditions Result, District B Goshen

 

The Indiana Music Teacher’s association is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2017 District B Auditions, held at the Music Center on the campus of Goshen College, Saturday, March 25, 2017. Thank you to Dr. Luke Norell for his hard work in coordinating Goshen’s site. The winners of each performance category will compete at the state round of Hoosier Auditions, Saturday, May 13 at Butler University. Congratulations to all!

 

EARLY ELEMENTARY PIANO

WINNER: Albert Lu, student of Linda Belleville
ALTERNATE: Lourdes Baltazar, student of Dr. Mary Rose Norell
HONORABLE MENTION: Ingrid Lund, student of Dr. Mary Rose Norell
Silvia Venturi, student of Dr. Luke Norell

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2017 IMTA State Conference Call for Proposals

Proposals for the 2017 Indiana Music Teachers Association state conference are due 12:00 midnight, Eastern, May 24, 2017. 

The conference will be held at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN on Friday–Saturday, September 29–30, 2017.

We are seeking proposals on all aspects of music, including music teaching, learning, creation, performance, career considerations, scholarship and other areas of interest to independent and college music teachers. Proposals may be submitted in one of the following formats:

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Indiana-specific Conference Events

The 2017 MTNA Conference in Baltimore, MD is just around the corner. If you’re attending, here is a listing of all events that are related to Indiana and our members. Please join us in supporting our fellow Indiana colleagues and students!

Saturday, 03.18

8:45 am – Maya Kilburn, competing in the Junior Strings Competition (Galena Room)

9:15 am – Karen Thickstun (et al.), The Socially Active Music Teacher (Grand Ballrooms VII and VIII)

4:30 pm – Ball State University AND Butler University Collegiate Chapters present during Collegiate Chapters Activities Poster Sessions (Waterview Ballroom)

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Indiana Student to Compete in National Performance Competition

IMTA congratulates Maya Kilburn, WINNER of the East Central Division MTNA Performance Competition in Junior Strings!

2016 ECDA winner Maya Kilburn

2017 ECDA winner Maya Kilburn

Miss Kilburn along with her collaborator and father, Dr. Ray Kilburn of Ball State University performing the following works:

  • Concerto No. 3 in G Major, K. 216, Movement I
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Sonata No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 105, Movement I
    Robert Schumann
  • Scherzo-tarantelle in G Minor, Op. 16
    Henryk Wieniawski

Maya will now advance to the MTNA National Performance Competition, to be held at the National Conference in Baltimore, MD. The competition will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017.

Please join us in celebrating this fine young musician!

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Former Butler Collegiate Member Wins MTNA Studio Fellowship

Congratulations to former Butler Collegiate Chapter MTA member Karen Lien, winner of the Mary Sue Harris Fellowship, awarded annually by MTNA!

The $3,000 grant, funded by the MarySue Harris Endowment Fund, is presented annually to a recently graduated independent teacher who demonstrates commitment to the music teaching profession and outstanding studio development.

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East Central Division (E.C.D.) Competition Results

Indiana is proud to announce we have several winners, alternates and honorable mentions that were named in the East Central Division Competition!

 

East Central Junior Performance String

Winner – Maya Kilburn, Violin; Student of Mimi Zweig

 

East Central Senior Performance Piano

Honorable mention – Gabe Brunner, Piano; Student of Fred Hammond

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2016 ECD Composition Competition Winners Named

Music Teachers National Association is pleased to announce the results of the composition competition for East Central Division.

Indiana MTA would like to thoroughly congratulate one of our students who received an honorable mention! Da Som (Emily) Yoo, student of Michael Schelle awarded an honorable mention in the Young Artist division!

 

Elementary:
Winner: Aaron Wang, Student of Catherine Rollin, MI
Honorable mention: Joshua Wolford, Student of Matthew Hagle, IL

Junior:
Winner: Greta Thoresen, Student of Drea Wagner, WI
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2016 Results MTNA Performance Competitions – State Round

Congratulations to the winners from the Indiana state round of the MTNA Performance Competitions.  Winners/Representatives go on to play at the ECD Competition on January 15th at Central Michigan State University.

 

Chamber Music Wind

Representative – Soma
Ting Hua Liang, Baritone Saxophone
Paul Lorenz, Alto Saxophone
Nathan Howard, Tenor Saxophone
Ricardo Martinez, Soprano Saxophone
Teacher – Otis Murphy

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2016 Results MTNA Composition Competitions – State Round

Congratulations to these winners/representatives of the State round of the MTNA Composition Competition. We are proud to have each piece representing our fine state in the Eastern Division Composition Competition!

Elementary:

Winner: Kayla Xu, Student of Aleksey Madan
Honorable mention: Charlie Conner, Student of Lai Ping Ho

Senior:

Representative: Abigail Mohs, Student of Donald Campfield

Young Artist:

Representative: Da Som (Emily) Yoo, Student of Michael Schelle

President’s Message, Fall 2016 – Donuts, Fashion Choices, and Membership Benefits

Donuts, Fashion Choices, and Membership Benefits

christina headshotA new donut shop recently opened up near our home.  Early one Saturday, I decided to throw my shoes on, sneak out, and surprise my family with morning treats.  As I was making my purchase, the man behind the counter said, “I see you’re a teacher.  You get 10% off every day!”  I was a bit confused, trying to decide how the man figured out my occupation, when he pointed to my t-shirt.  I was wearing our IMTA t-shirt, offered at last year’s State Conference in Vincennes!  I thanked him, collected our goodies, and left.  On the drive back home, I smiled at my forty-nine cent savings, but I quickly began to wonder how many of us are missing out on valuable benefits from our IMTA/MTNA memberships?

The Members-Only section on the MTNA website lists a very impressive summation of corporate sponsorships secured by our organization, and these are not to be missed!  However, I would also argue many of us are missing benefits that can’t be measured in dollar signs.

For example, we just wrapped up our 2016 State Conference, and it was truly an event to remember!  Goshen College proved to be an incredible host, with top-notch facilities and featured presentations by incredible artists.  Highlights included:Continue reading