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The Indiana MTA held its state conference November 12-13, 2004, at Butler University in Indianapolis. The conference featured composer Phillip Glass and the "Bang on a Can Bang on a Can is a multi-faceted musical organization based in New York City. It was founded in 1987 by three American composers who remain its artistic directors: Julia Wolfe, David Lang, and Michael Gordon.  All Stars" ensemble and performances by commissioned composer Frank Felice and American Pianists Association Fellows Thomas Rosenkrantz and Michael Sheppard "Chamberfest" highlighted pre-college chamber music ensembles and master classes in piano, strings and voice were offered as a part of the Butler University Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Phi Mu Alpha (ΦΜΑ) Sinfonia is a collegiate social fraternity for men of musicianly character. It has 215 chapters, 14 colonies, and 9 alumni associations nationwide. It professes to build the "manly musician and musicianly man.  Young Artist Competition.

The Ohio MTA met November 4-6 in Fairborn, Ohio, for its annual conference. Gail Berenson, NCTM NCTM National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
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 vice president, presented a plaque in honor of OMTA's 125th year of affiliation.

Scott McBride Smith, NCTM, and Ohio RACE Chair Sheila Vail presented award medals to the students who received the highest score in each grade of the Royal American Conservatory Examinations. Six examination centers throughout Ohio hosted 227 students.

The Wisconsin MTA awarded its Collegiate Foundation grant to Abigail Birling birling (bûr`lĭng), sport in which two competitors try to maintain balance on a floating log, each seeking to rotate the log and spill the other into the water. , a senior piano performance and music education major at Lawrence University and a student member of WMTA. Birling will use the grant to attend the Bay View Music Festival in Petosky, Michigan.

The East Central Division meeting at the MTNA National Conference will be Sunday, April 3, 2005, 5:00-6:00 P.M. in The Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers Suites 422-424. I hope to see you in Seattle.

--Mark Mrozinski

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Title Annotation:Division News; conferences
Author:Mrozinski, Mark
Publication:American Music Teacher
Geographic Code:1U3WI
Date:Feb 1, 2005
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