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June 19, 2024Opus Composition FestivalWe are very pleased to announce the 2024 OPUS Composition Festival results. Thank you to everyone who submitted entries, and special thanks to our judge this year, Nathan Froebe (http://www.nathanfroebe.com/). The winners in each age category are: Elementary: Frances Boerner, The Forest, student of Elizabeth Yao Junior: Robbie Guo, A Grand Adventure, student of Catherine Kling Senior: Carter Jackson, Red Rumble, student of Caroline Ahn Young Artist: Caleb Endres, To the Skies, student of Don Freund The winners in each age category will have the opportunity to perform their composition at the IMTA State Conference in the fall of 2024 at Saint Mary’s College in South Bend and will receive their entry fee paid in full by IMTA into the state round of the MTNA Composition Competition in September 2024. Congratulations all and keep up the good work! [...]
May 13, 2024Hoosier AuditionsThe Indiana Music Teachers Association would like to congratulate the following students and teachers for their outstanding achievements at this year’s Hoosier Auditions State Competition.  Congratulations to all who have participated, and we will see you next year! Piano Solo: Pre-Early Elementary Winner: Nora Xia; Student of Karina Cohen Alternate: Cynthia Chan; Student of Nadya Dubikovsky Piano Solo: Early Elementary Winner: Katherine Xia; Student of Karina Cohen Alternate: Audrey Zhang; Student of Svetlana Soleimani Honorable Mention: Clara Dantsin; Student of Caroline Ahn Honorable Mention: Emily Sun; Student of Soo Ah Yang Honorable Mention: Sheeyoon Seo; Student of Sylvia Eunhee Seok Honorable Mention: Jessica Yang; Student of Sylvia Eunhee Seok Honorable Mention: Melody Eugenie Luan; Student of Linda Belleville Piano Solo: Elementary Winner: Zoe Cha; Student of Robert Palmer Alternate: Felicia Xie; Student of Karen Taylor Honorable Mention: Mae O’Brien; Student of Patricia Collins Jones Piano Solo: Middle Winner: Audrey Zhang; Student of Svetlana Soleimani Alternate: Francis L Huang; Student of Robert Palmer Honorable Mention: Caroline Song; Student of Galit Gertsenzon Honorable Mention: Santa Torii; Student of Karen Taylor Piano Solo: Junior Winner: Andrew Lee; Student of Robert Palmer Alternate: Daniel Chen; Student of Svetlana Soleimani Honorable Mention: Amelia Qiu; Student of Karen Taylor Honorable Mention: Emily Wang; Student of Karen Taylor & Tony Weinstein Piano Solo: Senior Winner: Enge Huang; Student of Karen Taylor & Tony Weinstein Alternate: Alexander Busch; Student of Marina Berretta Hammond Honorable Mention: Ashley W Yang; Student of Nadia Dubikovsky Honorable Mention: Vincent Hood; Student of Jonathan Young Piano Solo: Collegiate Winner: Arjun Siderys; Student of Robert Palmer Alternate: Christian Urizar; Student of Hamilton Tescarollo Piano Duet: Early Elementary Winners: Joanna Chan & Cynthia Chan; Students of Nadya Dubikovsky Alternates: Timothy Qiu & Maxwell Wu; Students of Sylvia Eunhee Seok Piano Duet: Elementary Winners: Elisabeth Kim & Sarah Son; Students of Hwa Pyeong Kim Piano Duet: Senior Winners: Ashley W Yang & Eric Jin; Students of Nadya Dubikovsky Alternates: Christine Liu & Crystal Wang; Students of Lai Ping Jean Ho Strings: Early Elementary Winner: Vincent Qu; Student of Megan Moon Alternate: Ava Lin; Student of Caroline Kim Strings: Elementary Winner: Abigail Kang; Student of Jameson Cooper Alternate: Yeyoung Ahn; Student of Regan Eckstein Honorable Mention: Sophie Qi; Student of Allison Edberg Nyquist Strings: Middle Winner: Ben Chen; Student of Caroline Kim Alternate: Ray Li; Student of Caroline Kim Strings: Junior Winner: Sejune Kang; Student of Jameson Cooper Alternate: Aria Bakhit; Student of Eric Edberg Honorable Mention: Newnew Deng; Student of Caroline Kim Honorable Mention: Hajean Jun; Student of Leslie Peltier Strings: Senior Winner: Joseph Yu; Student of Eric Edberg Alternate: Marco Tindel; Student of Eric Edberg [...]
January 15, 2024MTNA Performance CompetitionsMusic Teachers National Association is pleased to announce the results of the composition competition for East Central Division. Elementary: Winner: Elijah Fan, Student of Caroline Ahn, IN Honorable mention: Mikayla Qin, Student of Tatiana Kats, OH Junior: Winner: Allison Zigler, Student of Katherine Bede, OH Honorable mention: Wren Page, Student of Xavier Beteta, IL Senior: Winner: Noah Strawhacker, Student of Amanda Cornet, IN Honorable mention: Sarah Blust, Student of William Lutes, WI Young Artist: Winner: Trinity Fan, Student of Christopher Harding, MI Honorable mention: Miles Carroll, Student of Don Freund, IN This year, the East Central Division judges were: Kevin Memley Adam Roberts Vera Stanojevic The winning compositions automatically advance to the national competition as national finalists. The results of that competition will be announced by the end of January. Congratulations to all of the participants in the competition! We hope that the comments you receive from the judges will be helpful to you and your teacher. Your efforts are to be commended, and we hope that you will continue to learn and grow as a composer. Good luck with your musical studies! Edward Shure, East Central Division Composition Coordinator (330) 920-8598 eashure@gmail.com Christopher Goldston, National Composition Coordinator (773) 580-7301 goldston@hotmail.com [...]
November 16, 2023Hoosier AuditionsThe dates and information for many of the districts competitions around the state have been announced as well as the state competition. See details below. View the district map here.View updated guidelines/application requirements for 2024 here. District Auditions District A Chairperson: Nicole LeeAddress: 534-1 Hampton Manor Ct. Valparaiso, IN  46385Contact Email: nicole.lee@valpo.eduAudition Venue: Valparaiso University Center for the Arts: Duesenberg Recital Hall1709 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383Audition Date: Saturday, April 6, 2024Postmark Deadline: Monday, March 25, 2024 District B Chairperson: Luke NorellAddress: 502 S. 5th Street, Goshen IN 46526Contact Email: lnorell@goshen.eduAudition Venue: Zook Choral Hall MC153, Goshen CollegeAudition Date: Saturday, March 16, 2024Postmark Deadline: Saturday, March 2, 2024 District C Chairperson: Maria LyapkovaAddress: c/o Maria Lyapkova, DePauw University School of Music, Green Center for the Performing Arts.  600 South Locust Street, Greencastle, IN, 46135Contact Email: marialyapkova@gmail.comAudition Venue: DePauw University School of Music: Green Center for the Performing ArtsAudition Date: Saturday, March 30, 2024Postmark Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2024 District D Chairperson: Reginald RodgersAddress: Anderson University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance; 1100 E. Fifth Street Anderson, IN 46012Contact Email: rgrodgers@anderson.eduAudition Venue: York Performance Hall, Anderson UniversityAudition Date: Saturday, April 6, 2024Postmark Deadline: Saturday, March 23, 2024 District E Chairperson: Lai Ping Jean HoAddress: 46 South 21st Street, Terre Haute, IN 47803Contact Email: lpj_ho@yahoo.comAudition Venue: Indiana State University - Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts: Recital HallAudition Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024Postmark Deadline: Wednesday, April 3, 2024 District F Due to an ongoing search for a chairperson in this district, auditions in this district will not take place this year. District G Chairperson: Garnet UngarAddress: 1405 Southeast Blvd. Evansville, IN 47714Contact Email: gu2@evansville.eduAudition Venue: University of Evansville: Wheeler Concert HallAudition Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024Postmark Date: Monday, April 8, 2024 District H Chairperson: Joyanne OutlandAddress: 4006 Pebbleway New Haven, IN 46774Contact Email: outland@pfw.eduAudition Venue: Rhinehart Music Center and Recital Hall, Purdue-Fort Wayne, Fort WayneAudition Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024Postmark Date: Monday, April 8, 2024 District J Chairperson: Cindy GribbleAddress: 808 Ashland Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906Contact Email: cindy07050@aol.comAudition Venue: Covenant Church.  211 Knox Dr. West Lafayette, IN 47906Audition Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024Postmark Date: Monday, February 12, 2024 Hoosier Auditions State Competition Coordinator: Daniel LinEmail: daniel.lin@indwes.eduAddress: Indiana Wesleyan University, Division of Music: 4201 S. Washington Street, Marion IN 46953Audition Venue: Philippe Performing Arts Center, Indiana Wesleyan UniversityAudition Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024Postmark Deadline: Thursday, April 25, 2024 [...]
October 20, 2023MTNA / MTNA Composition Competition / MTNA Performance CompetitionsMusic Teachers National Association is pleased to announce the results of the composition competition for Indiana. Elementary: Representative: Elijah Fan, Student of Caroline Ahn Junior: Senior: Winner: Noah Strawhacker, Student of Amanda Cornet Honorable mention: Henry Olson, Student of Caroline Ahn Honorable mention: Srikar Vaasan, Student of Jessica Dorman Young Artist: Representative: Miles Carroll, Student of Don Freund Many thanks to our judges: Eleanor Trawick Many thanks to our competition coordinators: James Helton, Indiana Composition Coordinator (765) 285-5517 jhelton@bsu.edu Christopher Goldston, National Composition Coordinator (773) 580-7301 goldston@hotmail.com Winning and representative compositions automatically advance to the division competition. The results of that competition will be announced in mid-December. Congratulations to all of the participants in the competition! We hope that the comments you receive from the judges will be helpful to you and your teacher. Your efforts are to be commended and we hope that you will continue to learn and grow as a composer. Good luck with your musical studies! [...]
June 15, 2023Opus Composition FestivalWe are very pleased to announce the 2023 OPUS Composition Festival results. Thank you to everyone who submitted entries, and special thanks to our judge this year, Houston-based composer, Joel Love (www.joellove.com). The winners in each age category are: Elementary: Elijah Fan, student of Caroline Ahn, The Monster Under My Bed Junior: Henry Olson, student of Caroline Ahn, A Timely Passage of Lonliness Senior: Noah Strawhacker, student of Amanda Cornet, Nocturne in Db Major Young Artist: Miles Carroll, student of Don Freund, Halves and Pairs The winners in each age category will have the opportunity to perform their composition at the IMTA State Conference in the fall of 2023 at Anderson University and will receive their entry fee paid in full by IMTA into the state round of the MTNA Composition Competition in September 2023. Congratulations all and keep up the good work! [...]
May 15, 2023Hoosier AuditionsThe Indiana Music Teachers Association would like to congratulate the following students and teachers for their outstanding achievements at this year’s Hoosier Auditions State Competition. Congratulations to all who have participated, and we will see you next year! Piano Solo: Pre-Early Elementary    Winner: Jerry Zhang; Student of Irina Gorin  Alternate: Julia Luo; Student of Linda Belleville   Honorable Mention: Moiraey Bair; Student of Jennifer Keeley  Honorable Mention: Chloe Jiyou Shin; Student of Hwa Pyeong Kim   Piano Solo: Early Elementary    Winner: Mae O’Brien; Student of Patricia Collins Jones   Alternate: Sheeyoon Seo; Student of Sylvia Eunhee Seok  Alternate: Emily Sun; Student of Soo Ah Yang  Alternate: Katherine Xia; Student of Karina Cohen   Honorable Mention: Angela Han; Student of Galit Gertsenzon   Honorable Mention: Kaihao Yuan; Student of Galit Gertsenzon   Honorable Mention: Angela Xiao; Student of Sylvia Eunhee Seok  Piano Solo: Elementary   Winner: Sana Torii; Student of Karen Taylor   Alternate: Zoe Cha; Student of Robert Palmer  Honorable Mention: Caroline Song; Student of Galit Gertsenzon   Honorable Mention: Chloe Hu; Student of Dilya Meehan  Honorable Mention: Lucille Hu; Student of Dilya Meehan   Honorable Mention: Sydney Weaver; Student of Nadya Dubikovsky  Honorable Mention: Chloe Zhang; Student of Sylvia Eunhee Seok   Piano Solo: Middle   Winner: Glenda Na; Student of Ada Shebanova    Alternate: Andrew Lee; Student of Robert Palmer  Honorable Mention: Tara Kim; Student of Minju Choi Witte    Honorable Mention: Jude Neely; Student of Grace Hemaida   Honorable Mention: Blythe Burdick; Student of Janet Palmberg   Piano Solo: Junior  Winner: Edward Ng; Student of Hamilton Tescarollo   Alternate: Kenny Wang; Student of Hamilton Tescarollo   Honorable Mention: Han Yan; Student of Karen Taylor/Tony Weinstein   Piano Solo: Senior   Winner: Jack Ma; Student of Phoenix Park-Kim  Alternate: Arjun Siderys; Student of Robert Palmer  Honorable Mention: Gabriel Ackerman; Student of Jonathan Young  Honorable Mention: Micah Young; Student of Robert Palmer   Piano Solo: Collegiate  Winner: Naomi Martin; Student of James Helton   Alternate: Christian Urizar; Student of Hamilton Tescarollo  Piano Duet: Early Elementary    Winners: Audrey Zhang & Emily Wang; Students of Svetlana Soleimani    Strings: Early Elementary   Winner: Yeyoung Ahn; Student of Regan Eckstein   Strings: Elementary  Winner: Ray Li; Student of Caroline Kim   Alternate: Tevyn Watson; Student of Caroline Kim   Honorable Mention: Xinlei Zhou; Student of Caroline Kim  Strings: Middle   Winner: Monique Cho; Student of Allison Nyquist   Alternate: Hayune Jun; Student of Regan Eckstein   Honorable Mention: Ryan Woo; Student of Regan Eckstein  Strings: Junior  Winner: Marco Tindel; Student of Eric Edberg   Alternate: Elaine Zeng; Student of Megan Moon  Strings: Senior  Winner: William Fei; Student of Amy Brandfonbrener   Alternate: Yarielis Zayas; Student of Karen Isaacs    Honorable Mention: Joseph Yu; Student of Eric Edberg   Strings: Collegiate   Winner: Benjamin Chappell; Student of Caroline Kim   [...]
February 14, 2023MTNA Performance CompetitionsMTNA Competitions James Helton, chairperson Congratulations to our young musicians who represented Indiana so well at East Central Division! COMPOSITION Elementary WINNER: Benjamin Breaux, student of Caroline Ahn Junior HONORABLE MENTION: Henry Olson, student of Caroline Ahn Senior HONORABLE MENTION: Noah Strawhacker, student of Amanda Cornet PERFORMANCE Senior string ALTERNATE: Cooper Olsen, violin, student of Mimi Zweig Again, CONGRATULATIONS to these fine students and their teachers!! [...]
January 3, 2023Hoosier AuditionsThe dates and information for many of the districts competitions around the state have been announced as well as the state competition. See details below. View the district map here. View updated guidelines/application requirements for 2023 here. District Auditions District A Chairperson: Nicole Lee Address: 534-1 Hampton Manor Ct. Valparaiso, IN  46385 Contact Email: nicole.lee@valpo.edu Audition Venue: Duesenberg Recital Hall, Valparaiso Center for the Arts: Valparaiso University 1709 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso, IN  46383 Audition Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023 Postmark Deadline: Monday, March 20, 2023 District B Chairperson: Luke Norell Address: 502 S. 5th Street, Goshen IN 46526 Contact Email: lnorell@goshen.edu Audition Venue: Zook Choral Hall MC153, Goshen College Audition Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023 Postmark Deadline: Saturday, March 4, 2023 District C Chairperson: Tony Weinstein Address: 143 E College St., apt. 305, Oberlin, OH 44074 Contact Email: aweinste@oberlin.edu Audition Venue: DePauw University School of Music Audition Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023 Postmark Deadline: Monday, March 27, 2023 District D Chairperson: Reginald Rodgers Address: Anderson University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance; 1100 E. Fifth Street Anderson, IN 46012 Contact Email: rgrodgers@anderson.edu Audition Venue: York Performance Hall, Anderson University Audition Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023 Postmark Deadline: Saturday, March 18, 2023 District E Chairperson: Lai Ping Jean Ho Address: 46 South 21st Street, Terre Haute, IN 47803 Contact Email: lpj_ho@yahoo.com Audition Venue: Indiana State University - Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts: Recital Hall Audition Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023 Postmark Deadline: Wednesday, April 5, 2023 District F Due to an ongoing search for a chairperson in this district, auditions in this district will not take place this year. District G Chairperson: Garnet Ungar Address: 1405 Southeast Blvd. Evansville, IN 47714 Contact Email: gu2@evansville.edu Audition Venue: University of Evansville: Music Building, Rehearsal Room 110 Audition Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023 Postmark Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023 District H Chairperson: Joyanne Outland Address: 4006 Pebbleway New Haven, IN 46774 Contact Email: outland@pfw.edu Audition Venue: Rhinehart Music Center and Recital Hall, Purdue-Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne Audition Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023 Postmark Date: Friday, March 24, 2023 District J Chairperson: Cindy Gribble Address: 808 Ashland Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906 Contact Email: cindy07050@aol.com Audition Venue: Covenant Church.  211 Knox Dr. West Lafayette, IN 47906 Audition Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023 Postmark Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Hoosier Auditions State Competition Coordinator: Daniel Lin Email: daniel.lin@indwes.edu Address: Indiana Wesleyan University, Division of Music: 4201 S. Washington Street, Marion IN 46953 Audition Venue: Philippe Performing Arts Center, Indiana Wesleyan University Audition Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023 Postmark Deadline: Thursday, April 27, 2023 [...]
October 20, 2022MTNA Composition CompetitionMusic Teachers National Association is pleased to announce the results of the composition competition for Indiana. Elementary: Representative: Benjamin Breaux, Student of Caroline Ahn Junior: Representative: Henry Olson, Student of Caroline Ahn Senior: Winner: Noah Strawhacker, Student of Amanda Cornet Honorable mention: Srikar Vaasan, Student of Jessica Dorman Young Artist: This year, the Indiana judge was James Rhinehart. Winning and representative compositions automatically advance to the division competition. The results of that competition will be announced in mid-December. [...]
September 15, 2022UncategorizedThe IMTA 2022 State Conference registration period is now open. The conference will be held on October 7 and 8 at Purdue University-Fort Wayne. Please follow the links below for information. Registration: https://indmta.org/conference/state-conference-registration/ Schedule:  https://indmta.org/conference/2022-state-conference/ [...]
June 10, 2022Opus Composition FestivalWe are very pleased to announce the 2022 OPUS Composition Festival results. Thank you to everyone who submitted entries, and special thanks to our judge this year, Brent Weaver. The winners in each age category will have the opportunity to perform their composition at the IMTA State Conference in the fall of 2022 at Purdue University Fort Wayne and will receive their entry fee paid in full by IMTA into the state round of the MTNA Composition Competition in September 2022. The winners in each age category are: Elementary: Benjamin Breaux, student of Caroline Ahn, Mick, My Dog Junior: Henry Olson, student of Caroline Ahn, Fanfare Fest Senior: Noah Strawhacker, student of Amanda Cornet, Tarantella in C Minor Congratulations all and keep up the good work! [...]
May 18, 2022Hoosier AuditionsThe Indiana Music Teachers Association would like to congratulate the following students and teachers for their outstanding achievements at this year’s Hoosier Auditions State Competition. Congratulations to all who have participated, and we will see you next year! Piano Solo: Pre-Early Elementary Winner: Katherine Xia; Student of Karina Cohen   Alternate: Julia Y Luo; Student of Linda Belleville   Honorable Mention: Amelia Lawson; Student of Jennifer Keeley   Honorable Mention: Jayden Xu; Student of Svetlana Soleimani   Piano Solo: Early Elementary Winner: Felicia Xie; Student of Aleksey Madan   Alternate: Zoe Cha; Student of Svetlana Soleimani   Honorable Mention: Roni Lyanda-Geller; Student of Aleksey Madan   Honorable Mention: Amy Wu; Student of Aleksey Madan  Honorable Mention: Sophie Chae; Student of Hwa Pyeong Kim   Honorable Mention: Matthew Shao; Student of Karina Cohen   Piano Solo: Elementary Winner: Glenda Na; Student of Ada Shebanova  Alternate: Sydney Weaver; Student of Nadya Dubikovsky  Honorable Mention: Audrey Zhang; Student of Svetlana Soleimani  Honorable Mention: Lauren Chae; Student of Hwa Pyeong Kim  Honorable Mention: Lucille Hu; Student of Dilya Meehan  Honorable Mention: Jude Neely; Student of Grace Hemaida   Honorable Mention: Grace Li; Student of Garnet Ungar   Piano Solo: Middle Winner: Han Yan; Student of Tony Weinstein  Alternate: Andrew Lee; Student of Svetlana Soleimani  Honorable Mention: Daniel Chen; Student of Svetlana Soleimani   Honorable Mention: Tara Kim; Student of Nadya Dubikovsky  Honorable Mention: Jessica Xie; Student of Aleksey Madan  Honorable Mention: Emily Wang; Student of Tony Weinstein  Piano Solo: Junior Winner: Jayden Wang; Student of Linda Belleville   Alternate: Enge Huang; Student of Tony Weinstein  Honorable Mention: Kenny Wang; Student of Hamilton Tescarollo  Piano Solo: Senior Winner: Joshua Kim; Student of Nadya Dubikovsky   Alternate: Advaith Iyengar; Student of Karen Taylor   Honorable Mention: Faith Anema; Student of Nicole Lee   Honorable Mention: Arthur Yeh; Student of Ada Shebanova   Piano Solo: Collegiate Winner: Cecilia Horner; Student of Hamilton Tescarollo  Alternate: Allyn Beifus; Student of Hamilton Tescarollo   Piano Duet: Early Elementary Winners: Roni-Lyanda Geller & Elizabeth Slipchenko; Students of Aleksey Madan  Piano Duet: Elementary Winners: Leon Zeng & Sydney Weaver; Students of Nadya Dubikovsky  Piano Duet: Middle Winners: Eric Jin & Elaine Zeng; Students of Nadya Dubikovsky  Piano Duet: Junior Winners: Liz Garner & Abigail Garner; Students of Amy Chaplin   Strings: Early Elementary Winner: Roland Li; Student of Yon Joo Lee  Alternate: Evelyn Feng Chih; Student of Yon Joo Lee  Honorable Mention: Leonardo Lu; Student of Bruce Morrow   Strings: Elementary Winner: Ben Chen; Student of Caroline Kim  Alternate: Monique Cho; Student of Allison Nyquist   Honorable Mention: Theo Yang; Student of Yon Joo Lee   Strings: Middle Winner: Elaine Zeng; Student of Megan Moon  Strings: Junior Winner: Grace Lee; Student of Megan Moon   Strings: Senior Winner: Lejun Chen; Student of Megan Moon   Alternate: Haseung Jun; Student of Regan Eckstein [...]
March 2, 2022Announcements / Local Associations / Stickley CompetitionEvent: 27th Annual Hartman Stickley Memorial Piano Competition & Festival Winners Recital Date: Sunday, March 13, 2022 Place: Moreau Center for the Arts Little Theater, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN 46556 Time: 2:30 pm Free Event and Open to the Public Announcement is made of the 27th Annual Hartman Stickley Memorial Piano Competition & Festival Winners Recital, which will be held on March 13, 2022 in the Moreau Center for the Arts – Little Theater, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN 46556 at 2:30 pm. The competition and festival itself held on March 4th & 5th at Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana and is open to pre-college students. The winners of the competition from each division will perform in the Winners Recital on March 13th and will receive cash prizes. Contestants who receive honorable mention will also win cash prizes. All awards will be dispersed following the recital. The competition and festival, sponsored by the South Bend Area Music Teachers Association, is open to piano students of teachers residing in Berrien, Cass, and St. Joseph counties, Michigan; and Allen, Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaGrange, LaPorte, Marshall, Noble, St. Joseph, and Starke counties, Indiana. Prize money is made available through the Elnora Hartman Stickley Scholarship Fund. For more information, please contact the competition event chair, Paula Laskowski, beethoven361@hotmail.com or 574-276-9313. You may also visit the South Bend Area Music Teachers Association’s website: www.sbamta.org. Photos of contestants taken at this event may be used by SBAMTA, Saint Mary’s College, and local media, and, may appear on print, digital communications, or marketing materials, without compensation. [...]
March 2, 2022MTNA Performance CompetitionsMTNA Competitions – East Central Division Results for Indiana entrants Junior Composition Winner: Honorable Mention, Samantha Lail, student of Yi-Hsuan Lee Junior Woodwind Performance: Representative: Faith Murphy, student of James Romeo Senior Piano Performance: Alternate: Chole Park, student of Hamilton Tescarollo Congratulations to Samantha, Faith, and Chole!!! [...]
January 7, 2022Hoosier AuditionsThe dates and information for many of the districts competitions around the state have been announced as well as the state competition. See details below. View the district map here. View updated guidelines/application requirements for 2022 here. District Auditions District A Chairperson: Nicole Lee Address: 534-1 Hampton Manor Ct. Valparaiso, IN  46385 Contact Email: nicole.lee@valpo.edu Audition Venue: Duesenberg Recital Hall, Valparaiso Center for the Arts: Valparaiso University 1709 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso, IN  46383 Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022 Postmark Deadline: Monday, April 4, 2022 District B Chairperson: Luke Norell Address: 502 S. 5th Street, Goshen IN 46526 Contact Email: lnorell@goshen.edu Audition Venue: Zook Choral Hall MC153, Goshen College Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022 Postmark Deadline: Saturday, March 12, 2022 District C Chairperson: Tony Weinstein Address: 4305 E Walpole Ln. Bloomington, IN 47408 Contact Email: tonyweinstein@depauw.edu Audition Venue: DePauw University School of Music Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022 Postmark Deadline: Friday, March 25, 2022 District D Chairperson: Reginald Rodgers Address: Anderson University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance; 1100 E. Fifth Street Anderson, IN 46012 Contact Email: rgrodgers@anderson.edu Audition Venue: York Performance Hall, Anderson University Date: Saturday, April 2, 2022 Postmark Deadline: Saturday, March 19, 2022 District E Chairperson: Lai Ping Jean Ho Address: 46 South 21st Street, Terre Haute, IN 47803 Contact Email: lpj_ho@yahoo.com Audition Venue: World Gospel Church (subject to change) Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022 Postmark Deadline: Wednesday, March 23, 2022 District F Due to an ongoing search for a chairperson in this district, auditions in this district will not take place this year. District G Chairperson: Grace Hemaida Address: 5600 Ashley Dr. Newburgh, IN 47630 Contact Email: gracehemaida@gmail.com Audition Venue: Krannert Fine Arts Center, University of Evansville Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022 Postmark Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 District H Chairperson: Joyanne Outland Address: 4006 Pebbleway New Haven, IN 46774 Contact Email: outland@pfw.edu Audition Venue: Rhinehart Music Center and Recital Hall, Purdue-Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne (PFW) Date: Sunday, April 3, 2022 Postmark Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022 District J Chairperson: Aleksey Madan Address: 962 Marwyck st. West Lafayette IN 47906 Contact Email: alezem@yahoo.com Audition Venue: 211 Knox Dr. West Lafayette, IN 47906 Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022 Postmark Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022 Hoosier Auditions State Competition Coordinator: Daniel Lin Email: daniel.lin@indwes.edu Address: Indiana Wesleyan University, Division of Music: 4201 S. Washington Street, Marion IN 46953 Audition Venue: Philippe Performing Arts Center, Indiana Wesleyan University Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022 Postmark Deadline: Thursday, April 28, 2022 [...]
November 2, 2021Conference / Teacher of the YearLinda Larson Witchie, NCTM, with a degree in Piano Performance from the University of Colorado – Boulder and a Masters in Piano Performance from University of Michigan, was President of the South Bend Area Music Teachers Association from 1997-1999 and again in 2016-2018. In 1999, she was honored as “Member of the Year” by SBAMTA. Throughout her involvement with SBAMTA, Linda has served in various capacities including President, Vice-President, Program Chair, and Treasurer, and most recently as Community Engagement Coordinator to bring music education to the forefront in the greater Michiana area. She created a link with the South Bend Symphony wherein Stickley Piano Competition Winners play in the lobby before concerts, obtained vouchers giving free symphony admission to local students, created a presence at the local Art Beat Festival, and an information booth at the Halloween festivities at the local Zoo. As a program director and advisor, she has brought in multiple grants allowing us to bring in well-known presenters and clinicians such as Randy Faber, Melody Bober, Catherine Rollin, Jane McGrath, Robert Vandall and Marvin Blickenstaff. Linda was an Adjunct faculty member at IUSB and adjunct lecturer of music at St. Mary’s College and has been instrumental in numerous festivals and recitals. She has been a member of Indiana Music Teachers Association for more than 30 years and served as State Composition Chair of that organization for two years.  Linda is a nationally certified member of Music Teachers National Association, earning her “Permanent Professional” status in October of 2007.  She was also a faculty member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers. Linda piloted new piano teaching materials for Faber & Faber of F.J.H. Publishing for more than twenty years.  She also served as both Consulting Editor and New Publication Evaluator for F.J.H. Publishing from 1992-2003. She has spent the last 25 years either chairing or on the committee for the annual Stickley Piano Competition and has been very active with the Stickley Scholarship Fund since its establishment 28 years ago. Modest and unassuming, Linda has a private studio that has consistently produced winners and honorable mentions at the annual Stickley Piano Competition every year for the past 20 years! Linda provides a steadying voice of reason, is always quick with helpful information, and is even quicker with a thank you. It is a marvel to see so much energy expended for music education across multiple decades while raising a family of her own. Her colleagues at SBAMTA find it a real pleasure to serve with Linda Witchie in the profession of music teaching. [...]
November 2, 2021ConferenceIn addition to teaching piano and organ at Wabash College, Cheryl Everett is accompanist for the Glee Club and the Music Department. With the Glee Club, she has concertized throughout the United States, England, Scotland, Wales, Ecuador, and Taiwan. Ms. Everett has performed as soloist and chamber musician in recitals and master classes at International Workshops in Austria, Canada, England, France, Italy, Switzerland, and the Teachers’ Program of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Music Teachers National Association has recognized Ms. Everett as a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music and the Indiana Music Teachers Association honored her as one of their “Teachers of the Year”. For many years she was IMTA Ensemble Concert Chair and State Convention Chair. In 2021, Ms. Everett received the Distinguished Service Award from the Indiana Music Teachers Association to recognize her outstanding service to IMTA and the profession of music teaching. Many of her former students currently have careers as piano teachers and music therapists. In addition to collegiate responsibilities, Ms. Everett is Director of the Young Hoosier State Piano Competition for piano students ages 5-22. This competition, sponsored by the Indiana State Fair and Piano Solutions, had over 500 student participants in 2019. Piano Solutions recently named their concert hall “The Cheryl Everett Performance Room” in honor of her work with the youth of Indiana. Ms. Everett has been a church organist for over 50 years and is currently serving at First United Methodist Church in Crawfordsville, IN. Ms. Everett studied piano performance with Dr. Louis Nagel at the University of Michigan. Her major musical influence was Dorothy Munger, a student of Guy Maier, Rosina Lhevinne, and Josef Lhevinne. Mrs. Munger was a pianist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for 32 years. [...]
September 24, 2021ConferenceUse the following links to view all conference events that are live-streamed. Consult the 2021 conference schedule for details about which events are live-streamed. Have fun this weekend! arts.iusb.edu/live-streaming/ www.facebook.com/RaclinArts/ [...]
September 21, 2021AIMThe dates and deadlines for the 2021-2022 AIM Festivals around the state are now on the AIM Festival page. They are: South Bend / Mishawaka (SBAMTA) Date – 11/13/2021 Entry deadline – 10/15/2021 Face-to-face at Bethel University Local chairperson – Kelly Havens at ckellyhavens@yahoo.com Indianapolis (GIMTA) Date – 11/20/2021 Entry deadline – 10/15/2021 Face-to-face at Butler University Local chairperson – Ginger Crook at gingercrook@gmail.com Fort Wayne (NIMTA) Date – 3/12/2022 Entry deadline – 2/4/2022 Face-to-face at Purdue University Fort Wayne Local chairperson – Sandy Moser at fwmoser@frontier.com Terre Haute (WVMTA) Date – 3/19/2022 Entry deadline – 2/19/2022 Face-to-face – TBA Local chairperson – Lynette Browne at lynette.browne1970@gmail.com [...]
June 1, 2021Hoosier AuditionsPre-Early Elementary Piano Solo Winner: Sophia Liu – Student of Svetlana Soleimani Alternate: Joanna Chan – Student of Aleksey Madan Pre-Early Elementary Piano Duet Winner: Evelyn Feng Chih and Joanna Chan – Students of Aleksey Madan Early Elementary Piano Solo Winner: Zoe Cha – Student of Svetlana Soleimani Alternate: Roni Lyanda-Geller – Student of Aleksey Madan Honorable Mentions: Caroline L. Song – Student of Galit Gertsenzon Melody Fei – Student of Melanie Manges Elizabeth Slipchenko – Student of Aleksey Madan Audrey Zhang – Student of Svetlana Soleimani Angela Xiao  – Student of Svetlana Soleimani Early Elementary Piano Duet Winner: Angela Xiao and Sophia Liu – Students of Svetlana Soleimani Alternate: Chloe Hu and Lucille Hu – Students of Dilya Meehan Elementary Piano Solo Winner: Daniel Chen – Student of Svetlana Soleimani Alternate: Emily Wang – Student of Tony Weinstein Honorable Mentions: Anna Sicoe – Student of Christine Freeman Alexander Li – Student of Grace Hemaida Andrew Lee – Student of Svetlana Soleimani Elementary Piano Duet Winner: Daniel Chen and Andrew Lee – Students of Svetlana Soleimani Middle Piano Solo Winner: Isaac Qian – Student of Ada Shebanova Alternate: Elaine Zeng – Student of Nadya Dubikovsky Honorable Mentions: Kenny Wang – Student of Christine Freeman Edward Ng – Student of Hamilton Tescarollo Han Yan – Student of Tony Weinstein Junior Piano Solo Winner: Chloe Park – Student of Hamilton Tescarollo Alternate: Ariel Lyanda-Geller – Student of  Aleksey Madan Honorable Mentions: Jayden Wang – Student of Linda Belleville Jack Ma – Student of Phoenix Park-Kim Senior Piano Solo Winner: Daniel Larsen – Student of Karen Taylor Alternate: Cade Neely – Student of Grace Hemaida Honorable Mentions: Daniel Liu – Student of Hamilton Tescarollo Arjun Siderys – Student of Galit Gertsenzon Collegiate Piano Solo Winner: Richard Wu – Student of Edward Auer Alternate: Cecilia Horner – Student of Hamilton Tescarollo Pre-Early Elementary Strings Winner: Evelyn Feng Chih, Violin – Student of Yon Joo Lee Early Elementary Strings Winner: Harin Lee, Violin – Student of Megan Moon Alternate: Melody Fei, Violin – Student of Yon Joo Lee Elementary Strings Winner: Ananya Anand, Violin – Student of Yon Joo Lee Alternate: Bohan Aiden Zhang, Violin – Student of Yon Joo Lee Middle Strings Winner: Noelle Streuber-Eden, Violin – Student of Tamara Ringas Alternate: JeFauna Zhu, Violin – Student of Yon Joo Lee Senior Strings Winner: Bohua Peter Zhang, Violin – Student of Yon Joo Lee Alternate: Frank Shi, Violin – Student of Yon Joo Lee Junior Winds Winner: Alexa Magnus – Student of Michael Anne Tolan Alternate: Nathaniel R. Kalenny – Student of Michael Anne Tolan Junior Voice Winner: Hannah E. Seaman – Student of Caroline Bradley Smith [...]
March 13, 2021Local Associations / Stickley CompetitionAnnouncing the Winners of the 26th Annual Hartman Stickley Memorial Piano Competition & Festival From a field of 62 contestants, 12 winners and 17 honorable mentions were named at the 26th Annual Hartman Stickley  Memorial Piano Competition & Festival held on Friday, March 5th, at the Battell Community Center, Mishawaka,  Indiana. The competition was sponsored by the South Bend Area Music Teachers Association and underwritten by the  Elnora Hartman Stickley Scholarship Fund. The competition was open to pre-college students up to age 18. All students named below will receive cash awards and  the winners will perform at the Winners Recital on Saturday, March 13, 7:00 p.m., at the Battell Community Center  Auditorium, Mishawaka. Because of the pandemic, the recital is closed to the public. This event will be open to the  winners’ immediate family members and their teachers. Cash awards will be distributed as follows: Winners – Division I – $50; Division II – $75; Division III – $100; Division IV – $125; Division V – $150; Division VI – $175 Honorable Mentions -Division I – $25; Division II – $35; Division III – $45; Division IV – $55; Division V – $65; Division VI – $75 26th ANNUAL STICKLEY MEMORIAL PIANO COMPETITION & FESTIVAL WINNERS & HONORABLE MENTIONS: DIVISION I (age 7 & under) Winners: Mae O’Brien – Teacher Dr. Patricia Collins Jones Bree Wipperman – Teacher Dr. Patricia Collins Jones Honorable Mention: Elin Zhang – Teacher Linda Belleville DIVISION II (ages 8 & 9) Winners: Babajide Johnson – Teacher Linda Witchie Tianzi Liu – Teacher Dr. Sandra L. Camp Honorable Mentions: Annabelle Huebner – Teacher Linda Witchie Leonardo Lu – Teacher Dr. Patricia Collins Jones Xiaohe Wang – Teacher Dr. Patricia Collins Jones DIVISION III (ages 10 & 11) Winners: Jianan Qu – Teacher Dr. Sandra L. Camp Honorable Mentions: Yuxuan Lin – Teacher Dr. Patricia Collins Jones Ingrid Lund – Teacher Dr. Mary Rose Norell Teresa Spoonhower – Teacher Kathleen Keasey DIVISION IV (ages 12 & 13) Winners: Nina Bauer – Teacher Margie Collier Omolabake Johnson – Teacher Linda Witchie Gabriel A. Maxwell – Teacher Lydia Balorda Honorable Mentions: Stanley Liew – Teacher Dr. Patricia Collins Jones Angela Pham – Teacher Kathleen Keasey Amelia Wenkus -Teacher Kathleen Keasey DIVISION V (ages 14 & 15) Winners: Etien Balorda -Teacher Lydia Balorda Jayden Wang – Teacher Linda Belleville Honorable Mentions: Anton Alstrom – Teacher Dr. Luke Norell Luke Greising – Teacher Celia Weiss Jeremy Shin – Teacher Linda Witchie Grace Wang – Teacher Dr. Patricia Collins Jones DIVISION VI (ages 16, 17 & 18) Winners: Harmon Balorda – Teacher Lydia Balorda Gabbi Vincent – Teacher Dr. Luke Norell Honorable Mentions: Ian Ochieng – Teacher Dr. Sandra L. Camp Rachel Yuan – Teacher Linda Belleville Yao-Han Gabriel Zhang – Teacher Ketevan Badridze   [...]
February 1, 2021Hoosier AuditionsThe dates and information for many of the districts competitions around the state have been announced as well as the state competition. See details below. View the district map here. View updated guidelines/application requirements for 2021 here. District Auditions District A Chairperson: Nicolea Lee Address: 534-1 Hampton Manor Ct. Valparaiso, IN. 46385 Contact Email: nicole.lee@valpo.edu Postmark Deadline for Applications & YouTube Links Submission: Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 District B Chairperson: Luke Norell Address: 502 S. 5th Street, Goshen, IN 46526.  (651) 341-7414 Contact Email: lnorell@goshen.edu Postmark Deadline for Application & Fees: Friday, March 12, 2021 Deadline for YouTube Links: Friday, March 19, 2021 District C Chairperson: Tony Weinstein Address: DePauw University School of Music.  600 S. Locust St. Greencastle, IN 46135 c/o Tony Weinstein Contact Email: tonyweinstein@depauw.edu Postmark Deadline for Applications & YouTube Links Submission: Monday, April 5, 2021 District D Chairperson: Reginald Rodgers Address: Anderson University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance; 1100 E. Fifth Street Anderson, IN 46012 Contact Email: rgrodgers@anderson.edu Postmark Deadline for Applications & YouTube Links Submission: Saturday, March 27, 2021 District E Chairperson: Lai Ping Jean Ho Address: 46 South 21st Street, Terre Haute, IN 47803 Contact Email: lpj_ho@yahoo.com Postmark Deadline for Application & Fees: Thursday, April 1, 2021 Deadline for YouTube links: Friday, April 16, 2021 District F Due to an ongoing search for a chairperson in this district, auditions in this district will not take place this year. District G Chairperson: Grace Hemaida Address: 5600 Ashley Dr. Newburgh, IN 47630 Contact Email: gracehemaida@gmail.com Postmark Deadline for Applications & YouTube Links: Thursday, April 1, 2021 District H Chairperson: Joyanne Outland Address: 4006 Pebbleway New Haven, IN 46774 Contact Email: outland@pfw.edu Audition Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021 Postmark Deadline: Thursday, April 1, 2021 Location: Rhinehart Music Center and Recital Hall, Purdue-Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne (PFW) District J Chairperson: Aleksey Madan Address: 962 Marwyck st. West Lafayette IN 47906 Contact Email: alezem@yahoo.com Postmark Deadline for Applications & Fees: Saturday, April 3, 2021 Deadline for YouTube Links: Saturday, April 10, 2021 Hoosier Auditions State Competition Coordinator: Daniel Lin Address: Indiana Wesleyan University, Division of Music: 4201 S. Washington Street, Marion IN 46953 Contact Email: daniel.lin@indwes.edu Postmark Deadline for Applications & Fees: Friday, April 23, 2021 Deadline for YouTube Links: Friday, April 30, 2021 [...]
January 20, 2021MTNA Performance CompetitionsMTNA Competitions – East Central Division Results for Indiana entrants Senior Composition Winner: Aidan Feeney, student of Jennifer Feeney Junior Strings (4 entries) Alternate: Serge Kalinovsky, cello, student of Susan Moses Congratulations to Aidan and Serge. Best of luck to Aidan at the National Finals!! [...]
January 2, 2021MTNA / MTNA Composition Competition / MTNA Performance CompetitionsMTNA Competitions 2020 Dr. James Helton, Coordinator Congratulations to the superb performers and composers in the 2020 MTNA Competitions! This year’s competitions were held online, with judges doing their work remotely during the two weeks between October 10 and 25. JUNIOR STRINGS (3 entrants) Winner: Serge Kalinovsky, student of Susan Moses Alternate: Lily Sullivan, student of Grigory Kalinovsky Honorable Mention: Miranda Isbitts, student of Mimi Zweig SENIOR STRINGS (2 entrants) Winner: Cooper Olsen, student of Mimi Zweig Alternate: Abigail Ko, student of Mimi Zweig JUNIOR PIANO (4 entrants) Winner: Jessica Flowers, student of Christopher Weldon Alternate: Jack Ma, student of Phoenix Park-Kim Honorable Mentions in no particular order: Alex Lu, student of Kana Mimaki Charles Berryhill, student of Gayle Kowalchyk YOUNG ARTIST PIANO (13 Entrants) Winner: Kaden Larson, Indiana University, student of Norman Krieger Alternate: Prudence Poon, Indiana University, student of Roberto Plano Honorable Mention: Robert Levinger, Indiana University, student of Roberto Plano Honorable Mention: Marc Levesque, Indiana University, student of Roberto Plano STATE REPRESENTATIVES (single entrants in their categories): Junior Composition: Srikar Vaasan, student of Jessica Dorman Senior Composition: Aidan Feeney, student of Jennifer Feeney Senior Piano: Talinaiya Bao, student of Yerin Kim Good luck to our winners and representatives at the East Central Division!! Many thanks to our judges: Dr. Peter Opie, Ball State University – Strings Dr. Eleanor Trawick, Ball State University – Composition Dr. Ellen Elder, The University of Southern Mississippi – Junior and Young Artist Piano Dr. Kent Cook, Illinois Wesleyan University (emeritus) – Young Artist Piano Dr. May Phang, DePauw University – Young Artist Piano Many thanks to my fellow competition coordinators: Leon Harshenin, Junior Performance Competitions Hamilton Tescarollo, Senior Performance Competitions [...]
January 21, 2020MTNA Performance CompetitionsCongratulations to our East Central Division (ECD) Competition Winners, who will compete at the National Finals in Chicago in March! Division Winners Senior Woodwind – Branden Trent, saxophone, student of Otis Murphy Young Artist Strings – Emily Leung, violin, student of Mauricio Fuks, Indiana University Young Artist Voice – Stephen Stachofsky, baritone, student of Samuel Savage, Indiana University Representative Young Artist Composition – Jacob Zaring, student of Caroline Ahn, Anderson University One Indiana student placed as Alternate: Marc Levesque, piano, student of Roberto Plano, Indiana University GOOD LUCK!! [...]
November 27, 2019MTNA / MTNA Composition Competition / MTNA Performance CompetitionsMTNA Competitions James Helton, Chairperson Hearty congratulations to the winners of the state round of the MTNA Competitions! All winners and representative, listed below, will proceed to the recorded round of the East Central Division. Results of the ECD Competition will be announced in January. Senior Piano (4 entrants) Winner: Grace Tubbs, student of Karen Taylor Alternate: Trinity Le, student of Robert Palmer Honorable mention: Ethan Watts, student if E. J. Choe Honorable mention: Richard Wu, student of Karen Taylor Senior Woodwind (2 entrants) Winner: Brandon Trent, saxophone, student of Otis Murphy Alternate: Alonzo Barrett, saxophone, student of Otis Murphy Young Artist Piano (14 entrants) Winner: Marc Levesque, student of Roberto Plano, Indiana University Alternate: Charlotte Tang, student of Roberto Plano, Indiana University Honorable mention: Nicha Stapanukul, student of Norman Krieger, Indiana University Honorable mention: Ye Eun Park, student of Roberto Plano, Indiana University Young Artist Strings (2 entrants) Winner: Emily Leung, violin, student of Mauricio Fuks Alternate: Janell Preheim, violin, student of Solomia Soroka Young Artist Woodwind (3 entrants) Winner: Wesley Taylor, saxophone, student of Otis Murphy, Indiana University Alternate: Marley Proffitt, saxophone, student of Otis Murphy, Indiana University Honorable mention: Shuen-An Tzuo, saxophone, student of Otis Murphy, Indiana University We wish the best of luck to our Representatives! Darren Li, violin, student of Laura Andrews – Junior Strings Meagan Hipsky, cello, student of Sarah Kim – Senior Strings Aidan Feeney, student of Jennifer Feeney – Senior Composition Jacob Zaring, student of Caroline Ahn, Anderson University – Young Artist Composition Stephen Stachofcky, baritone, student of Samuel Savage, Purdue University-Fort Wayne – Young Artist Voice Many thanks to our judges: Senior Piano: Dr. Phoenix Park-Kim, Indiana Wesleyan University Young Artist Piano: Dr. Diana Dumlavwalla, The Florida State University —–: Dr. Richard Ratliff, The University of Indianapolis —–: Dr. Reginald Rogers, Anderson University, emeritus Young Artist Strings: Prof. Anna Vayman, Ball State University Senior and Young Artist Woodwind: Dr. Heidi Radtke, Butler University As always, thanks to our Junior and Senior Coordinators, Leon Harshenin and Hamilton Tescarollo, for all of their hard work. [...]
September 23, 2019ConferenceThe Distinguished Service Award is a very special award that is given at the discretion of the IMTA State President and presented on rare occasions to recognize outstanding service to IMTA. Recipients receive a plaque, a lifetime waiver of state dues, and will be featured in a post on the IMTA Website. Dr. Lori Rhoden was awarded the Distinguished Service Award this past weekend at the IMTA State Conference. Dr. Rhoden has been a member of MTNA since 1993 and of Indiana MTA since 1999. Prior to coming to Indiana, she was a member of Georgia and South Georgia MTA’s. She first started on the state board as Editor of the Indiana Music Teacher Newsletter (yes, the PRINT edition of the newsletter) and served in that role from 1999-2004. In 2001 she started the Ball State Collegiate Chapter – and in 2002 she became the Collegiate Chapters chair – both positions of which she still holds to this day. In 2004 she served a three-year term as state President and, as is the process, was a trustee following for an additional six years. Rhoden has always been a strong advocate for this organization. Not only has she encouraged many graduate students and helped them see the value of being an active part of the organization, but she has advocated for and perhaps even “bugged” many University faculty trying to get more collegiate chapters going in the state. Dr. Rhoden is a tenured professor of Music Performance at Ball State University and regularly attends and presents at both National and State Conferences. Not only does she impact students at Ball State, but since 2002, she has been part of the piano faculty at the summer international MasterWorks Festival and has been the Piano Program Director for MasterWorks since 2006. This year marks 20 years of service that Lori has given to IMTA. She has been and is still a highly valued part of the Indiana Music Teachers Association Board of Directors. Former recipients include Jack Eaton (1995), Verna Abe, Carolyn Hertzler, and Karen Thickstun (2002), Juliana Lockman (2005), Margaret Roby (2014), and Douglas Sperry (2018) Pictured below from left to right is Douglas Sperry (2018), Karen Thickstun (2002), Lori Rhoden (2019), Juliana Lockman (2005), and Margy Roby (2014). [...]