The 2011 Indiana Music Teachers Association annual conference will be held on the campus of Indiana University October 21-22, 2011. More information will be available on the IMTA website soon.
The Indiana Music Teachers Association (IMTA) Student Achievement Recognition Award (StAR) may be presented by any college or university in Indiana to a deserving student, either undergraduate or graduate, who will graduate during the current academic year, and who plans to teach in an independent or collegiate music studio following graduation. (Students who plan to continue pursuing another degree after graduation are eligible.) The student should be selected on the basis of excellence, including academic achievement, successful teaching experience, and/or demonstrated leadership abilities. Please complete the online nomination form located at
http://tinyurl.com/IMTASTAR by June 1, 2011 to make the award to a student from your school. (No awards will be recognized by IMTA after June 1.)
Please contact the IMTA Collegiate Chapters Chair, Dr. Lori Rhoden, @firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-285-5449 if you have any questions.
We are pleased to announce the winners from the Hoosier Auditions event in District A held March 19 in Valparaiso, IN.
Winner: Surya Vezhavendan
Photos of IMTA members attending the 2011 MTNA Annual Conference in Milwaukee, WI.The snow fell on the conference center
IMTA welcomes Connie Dailey as the new MTNA Composition Competition Chair. She is an active member of the NIMTA
chapter in Fort Wayne, IN and we are so excited that she is stepping into this role. Thank you Connie for giving your time and talents to
It is time to think about renewing your MTNA/IMTA and local association membership for the 2011-2012 year. The national office sends renewal notices in April every year and hopefully you’ve received yours via email and/or postal mail. I encourage you to renew as soon as possible so that you’ll be sure to be in our current IMTA Directory/Membership Handbook.
Renewing membership is FAST and EASY online. Visit www.mtna.org. Be sure to update any personal information while you are there. If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me.
Becky Baker, VP of Membership
The 2010 IMTA Annual Conference was held at Wabash College, October 8-9 2010.2010 Teacher of the Year Lori Rhoden with 2009 winner, Richard Ratliff
The Butler MTNA Collegiate Chapter has been invited to present a session at the 2011 MTNA national conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Their session, “Grow and Play Together: Preparing Children to Be Successful Collaborative Musicians,” will be on Monday, March 28, 11:00am. The Chapter invites all Indiana attendees at the national conference to come! The session was selected by MTNA as part of a competitive proposal process for collegiate chapters. There were submissions from eight chapters and three were selected for the upcoming conference. The Butler proposal was written by five graduate students in piano performance and pedagogy. The session will feature eight members of the collegiate chapter (five graduate, three undergraduate). Here’s a short description of their session: “Children are our future collaborative musicians! Come explore ensemble and group activities to develop collaborative performance skills in young musicians. Designed for ages 5-12, these activities include body percussion, singing and chanting, improvisation and movement.”