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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 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 Young Artist Competition.

The Ohio MTA met November 4-6 in Fairborn, Ohio, for its annual conference. Gail Berenson, NCTM, MTNA 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, 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

Arlington Heights, Illinois
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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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