2018 Hoosier Auditions – District H

Congratulations to all winners of the District H Hoosier auditions. There were a total of 13 performers in this event. A special thank you to District Chair, Joyanne Outland.

Early Elementary Piano
Winner: Evelyn Sordelet
Teacher: Cassandra Haines

Elementary Piano
Winner: Chloe Park
Teacher: Hamilton Tescarollo

Alternate: Kenny Wang
Teacher: Christine Freeman

Honorable Mention: Jaden Wong
Teacher: Anny Chiu

Honorable Mention: Srika Kumar
Teacher: Anny Chiu

Middle Duet Piano
Winners: Daniel Liu
Anny Chiu
Teacher: Katherine Grable

Middle Piano
Winner: Catherine Ji
Teacher: Christine Freeman

Alternate: Hadley Snell
Teacher: Alicia Pyle

Honorable Mention: Katie Grace Schaefer
Teacher: Cassandra Haines

Middle Voice
Winner: Kathryn Foutch
Teacher: Cassandra Haines

Senior Piano
Winner: Josiah Lund
Teacher: Christine Freeman

Alternate: Olivia Bressler
Teacher: Alicia Pyle

2018 Hoosier Auditions – District G

Congratulations to all winners of the District G Hoosier auditions. There were a total of 5 performers in this event. A special thank you to District Chair, Grace Hemaida.

Early Elementary Piano
Winner: Alex Li
Teacher: Grace Hemaida

Elementary Piano
Winner: Stephanie Panayides
Teacher: Grace Hemaida

Middle Piano
Winner: Kerry Ao
Teacher: Cynthia Grassman

Alternate: Anika Paranjape
Teacher: Cynthia Grassman

Senior Piano:
Winner: August Katz
Teacher: Grace Hemaida

2018 Hoosier Auditions – District F

Congratulations to all winners of the District F Hoosier auditions. There were a total of 10 performers in this event. A special thank you to District Chair, Dr. Starla Raley.

Pre-Early Elementary Piano
Honorable Mention: Jozlynn Wagner
Teacher: Dr. Starla Raley

Early Elementary Piano
Winner: Aubrey Quinn
Teacher: Dr. Starla Raley

Alternate: Caroline Fairchild
Teacher: Dr. Starla Raley

Honorable Mention: Maddie Guirguis
Teacher: Dr. Starla Raley

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2018 Hoosier Auditions – District E

Congratulations to all winners of the District E Hoosier auditions. There were a total of 30 performers in this event. A special thank you to District Chair, Lai Ping Jean Ho.

Early-Elementary Piano Solo
Winner: Ethan He
Teacher: Dilya Meehan

Alternate: Jeffrey Chen
Teacher: Lai Ping Jean Ho

Early-Elementary Piano Duet
Winners: Jeffrey Chen
Andrew Weng
Teacher: Lai Ping Jean Ho

Elementary Piano Solo
Winner: Christine Liu
Teacher: Lai Ping Jean Ho

Alternate: Jenny Li
Teacher: Lai Ping Jean Ho

Honorable Mention: Charlie Conner
Teacher: Margaret Roby

Elementary Piano Duet
Winner: Jenny Li
Christine Liu
Teacher: Lai Ping Jean Ho

Alternates: Judy Bai
Crystal Wang
Teacher: Lai Ping Jean Ho

Middle Piano Solo
Winner: Yucheng Wang
Teacher: Janet Palmberg

Alternate: Michael J. Johnson
Teacher: Lynette Browne

Honorable Mention: Annie Li
Teacher: Lai Ping Jean Ho

Honorable mention: Katherine Mayhew
Teacher: Margaret Roby

Middle Piano Duet
Winners: Danny Li
Annie Li
Teacher: Lai Ping Jean Ho

Junior Piano Solo
Winner: Laura Rong
Teacher: Dilya Meehan

Alternate: Elise Boutell
Teacher: Janet Palmberg

Honorable Mention: Priscilla Liu
Teacher: Lai Ping Jean Ho

Honorable Mention: Anna Lin
Teacher: Lai Ping Jean Ho

Junior Piano Duet
Winners: Peter Yacoub
Laura Rong
Teacher: Dilya Meehan

Senior Piano Solo
Winner: Allison Keiser
Teacher: Margaret Roby

Alternate: Maddie DeBaun
Teacher: Lai Ping Jean Ho

Honorable Mention: Pascal Koj
Teacher: Dilya Meehan

Senior Piano Duet
Winner: Chloe Koutsoumpas
Priscilla Liu
Teacher: Lai Ping Jean Ho

2018 Hoosier Auditions – District D

Congratulations to all winners of the District D Hoosier auditions. There were a total of 12 performers in this event. A special thank you to District Chair, Reginald Rodgers.

Middle Piano
Winner: Vedika Garg
Teacher: Christina Whitlock

Junior Piano
Winner: Sai Hamm
Teacher: Galit Gertsenzon Fromm

Alternate: Alton Jackson
Teacher: Christina Whitlock

Senior Piano
Winner: Tristan Galeon
Teacher: Daniel Lin

Alternate: Joshua Ford
Teacher: Christina Whitlock

Honorable Mention: Reagan Martin
Teacher: Christina Whitlock

College Piano
Winner: Abbey Smith
Teacher: Randall Frieling

Alternate: Jonathan Kroll
Teacher: Phoenix Park-Kim

Honorable Mention: Brenna Green
Teacher: Reginald Rodgers

College Woodwinds
Winner: Rachel Jordan
Teacher: Elizabeth Crawford

2018 Hoosier Auditions – District C

Congratulations to all winners of the District C Hoosier auditions. There were a total of 29 performers in this event. A special thank you to District Chair, Catherine Kling.

Early Elementary Piano
Winner: Erica Lai
Teacher: Irina Gorin

Alternate: JeFauna Zhu
Teacher: Irina Gorin

Honorable Mention: Daniel Chen
Teacher: Svetlana Soleimani

Early Elementary Piano Duet
Winners: Olivia Zhao
Audrey Zhang
Teacher: Irina Gorin

Elementary Piano
Winner: Jason Yang
Teacher: Ada Shebanova

Alternate: Isaac Qian
Teacher: Irina Gorin

Honorable Mention: Rosalyn Chu
Teacher: Anna Briscoe

Elementary Piano Duet
Winners: Julia Peng
Evan Li
Teacher: Natalia Rachford

Middle Piano
Winner: Chenyao Liu
Teacher: Irina Gorin

Alternate: Ian Sun
Teacher: Natalia Rachford

Honorable Mention:Micah Young
Teacher: Karen Taylor

Honorable Mention: Rachel Wu
Teacher: Ada Shebanova

Honorable Mention: Brooke Liao
Teacher: Ada Shebanova

Middle Piano Duet
Winners: Rio Akachi
Sophaia Prabhu-Hensley
Teacher: Irina Gorin

Junior Piano
Winner: Katherine Jolliff
Teacher: Kate Boyd

Alternate: Daniel Larsen
Teacher: Karen Taylor

Honorable Mention: Grace Tubbs
Teacher: Irina Gorin

Senior Piano
Winner: Madison Weiss
Teacher: Irina Gorin

Alternate: Nadine Templeton
Teacher: Ada Shebanova

Collegiate Piano
Winner: Brandon Vos
Teacher: Richard Ratliff

Alternate: Leah Andricopulos
Teacher: Kate Boyd

2018 Hoosier Auditions – District B

Congratulations to all winners of the District B Hoosier auditions. There were a total of 22 performers in this event. A special thank you to District Chair, Dr. Luke Norell.

Early Elementary Piano
Winner: Albert Lu
Teacher: Linda Belleville

Alternate: Ezra Tice
Teacher: Dr. Luke Norell

Honorable Mention: Ingrid Lund
Teacher: Dr. Mary Rose Norell

Elementary Piano
Winner: Christa Scofield
Teacher: Dr. Mary Rose Norell

Alternate: Raymond Luo
Teacher: Linda Witchie

Honorable Mention: Lourdes Baltazar
Teacher: Dr. Mary Rose Norell

Honorable Mention: Jayden Wang
Teacher: Linda Belleville

Elementary Piano Duet
Winners:  Lourdes Baltazar
   Silvia Venturi
Teachers: Drs. Luke and Mary Rose Norell

Middle Piano
Winner: Felix Zhang
Teacher: Melissa Luan

Alternate: Elsa Lund
Teacher: Dr. Luke Norell

Honorable Mention: Yoonji Choe
Teacher: Dr. Pamela Haynes

Junior Piano
Winner: Peter Yang
Teacher: Patricia Jones Collins

Alternate: Rachel Yuan
Teacher: Linda Belleville

Honorable Mention: Keely Cox
Teacher: Dr. Luke Norell

Junior Piano Duet
Winners: Keely Cox
         Joya Drenth
Teachers: Drs. Luke and Mary Rose Norell

Senior Piano
Winner: Joshua Catanzaro
Teacher: Nancy Spahr Huskey

Alternate: Rachel Miller
Teacher: Dr. Luke Norell

Honorable Mention: Haley Miller
Teacher: Dr. Luke Norell

Collegiate Piano
Winner: Cecilia Horner
Teacher: Kathleen Keasey

Middle Strings
Winners: Felix Zhang
Teacher: Melissa Luan

2018 Hoosier Auditions – District A

Congratulations to all winners of the District A Hoosier auditions. There were a total of 29 performers in this event. A special thank you to District Chair, Carey Scheck.

Early-Elementary Piano
Winner: Kate Huang
Teacher: Kimiko Nakamura

Alternate: Brooke Sharp
Teacher: Lora Allen

Elementary Piano
Winner: Amy Mao
Teacher: Kimiko Nakamura

Alternate: Jonathan Malchow
Teacher: Nicole Lee

Middle Piano
Winner: Nathaniel Malchow
Teacher: Nicole Lee

Alternate: Emily Sun
Teacher: Kimiko Nakamura

Junior Piano
Winner: Sohpia Webdell
Teacher: Nicole Lee

Alternate: Victor Sirugo
Teacher: Carey Scheck

Senior Piano
Winner: Nathan Lin
Teacher: Anthony Beer

Alternate: Ben Hoham
Teacher: Christina Krause

Early Elementary Violin
Winner: Noelle Streuber-Eden
Teacher: Tamara Ringas

Alternate: Jada Bush
Teacher: Tamara Ringas

Elementary Violin
Winner: Emma Paul
Teacher: Tamara Ringas

Alternate: Aleah Huber
Teacher: Tamara Ringas

Middle Violin
Winner: Joah Huber
Teacher: Tamara Ringas

Alternate: Madi Perez
Teacher: Lora Allen

Junior Violin
Winner: Tiffany Chou
Teacher: Tamara Ringas

Senior Violin
Winner: Anna Huber
Teacher: Tamara Ringas

Newly-Certified Indiana Teachers

Indiana is pleased to announce we have two teachers who have recently passed the National Certification through MTNA for status as a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM).
Please join us in congratulating:

David Cartledge
 who currently serves as Associate Professor in the Piano department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
When asked to share his reasons for deciding to pursue NCTM status he stated:

I got certified out of respect for IMTA, MTNA, and the distinguished pedagogues who serve in the organization.  While I’m not recruiting a private studio, I wanted to participate in the certification process in order to show my enthusiasm for this important program.  

 
Mia Ray who graduated May 2017 with a degree in Piano Pedagogy and Music Arranging from Maranatha Baptist University. Beginning this coming Fall, she will be starting her master’s degree in Music Composition at Butler. Currently, she teaches music for K-12 at a school on the southside of Indy, along with teaching private lesson students.
When asked to share her reasons for deciding to pursue NCTM status she stated:
MTNA certification was a required part of the piano pedagogy degree at Maranatha, and I am so thankful for this requirement. Certification has given me credibility when seeking new clients and applying for jobs, and a confidence in my teaching. I also appreciate the accountability that comes with renewing my certification, reminding me that the best teachers are lifelong students.
 
For more information on how to become a nationally certified teacher, visit the MTNA Certification website or contact IMTA’s certification chair, Nancy Huskey

2018 Opus Composition Festival Winners

We are very pleased to announce that the 2018 Opus Competition Festival results are in. We received many high-quality compositions and it made the festival very competitive. Congratulations to all students who submitted entries! Judge David Schneider mentioned how very impressed and extremely pleased with the compositions he was and stated that all of the students should be very proud of their works.

The winners in each category are:

Elementary: Madelyn Tanner, student of Amy Chaplin, Wish upon a Star
Junior: Aidan Feeney, student of Jennifer Feeney, Morning Prelude in E Major
Senior: Abigail Mohs, student of Annete Mohs, Chips ‘N’ Salsa
Young Artist: Katherine Bodor, student of Don Freund, Absent an Adjustment

The winners in each category have the opportunity to perform their composition at the IMTA State Conference in the fall of 2018 at Sweetwater and will receive their entry fee paid in full by IMTA into the state round of the MTNA Composition Competition in September 2018.

~Dr. Caroline Ahn, chair IMTA Opus Festival