National Office Candidates.In accordance with Article VI, Sec. 2. of the MTNA MTNA Music Teachers National Association
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Judith A. Price, NCTM, from Olympia, Washington, has maintained an independent piano studio for thirty years and holds a B.A. degree in music theory. During her tenure as a private teacher, she has been very involved in her local associations, holding a number of positions, including president. Judy has a special interest in furthering educational opportunities for both students and teachers. As Washington State MTA (1) (Message Transfer Agent or Mail Transfer Agent) The store and forward part of a messaging system. See messaging system.
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1. (messaging) MTA - Message Transfer Agent. (WSMTA WSMTA Washington State Music Teachers Association ) Education Board chair and two terms as WSMTA president, her deepening awareness of the challenges facing the private teacher was heightened. As chair of the National Certification Board, following four years as the Northwest Division representative on that Board, Judy worked with others in the formulation of policies and procedures Policies and Procedures are a set of documents that describe an organization's policies for operation and the procedures necessary to fulfill the policies. They are often initiated because of some external requirement, such as environmental compliance or other governmental for certification. She has further served the national organization with her work on the MTNA Membership Committee, the Summit for MTNA Leadership Planning Committee, the Finance Committee and as a presenter at the National Conference. As past president of the Northwest Division, Judy just completed a term on the MTNA Board of Directors and as a trustee of the MTNA FOUNDATION Board. In addition to her studio teaching and MTNA service, Judy is active in her community as a collaborative pianist and volunteers regularly as an accompanist for local high school choirs. Judy was co-founder and vice president of the Dorthy A. Anderson International Piano Competition, held in conjunction with Seattle Pacific University External links
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"As an independent teacher, MTNA has been an important part of my professional life, providing opportunities for growth as a teacher, as well as networking and collegiality with my peers," she says. "I am excited and optimistic about the future of MTNA, its members and their students as we work with the music industry and other organizations to further the cause of music education in America. We can make a difference in our profession and our art as we move forward into the twenty-first century."
Paul Stewart, NCTM, is chair of the keyboard division at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Additionally, UNCG is home to a bevy of research institutes and centers including the Center for Applied Research, Center for Creating Writing in the Arts, Center for Global Business Education & Research, Center for Biotechnology, Genomics & Health Research, Center for Music Research and (UNCG UNCG University of North Carolina at Greensboro ), where he teaches piano performance studies and pedagogy. He holds a, D.M. degree in piano performance from Florida State University Florida State University, at Tallahassee; coeducational; chartered 1851, opened 1857. Present name was adopted in 1947. Special research facilities include those in nuclear science and oceanography. , an M.M. degree from the University of Illinois University of Illinois may refer to:
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2. for MTNA-related competitions and has given a number of workshops for local Music Teachers Associations. His recent performances include Schubert's Trout Quintet (2002), solo piano recitals in North Carolina (2001) and a premier performance of Jupiter's Moons, a six-movement work by Judith Lang Zaimont that Paul commissioned for the 2000 UNCG Focus on Piano Literature. His article, "The Piano Music of George Rochberg and the New Romanticism," appeared in American Music Teacher in January 1989.
"MTNA has been, and continues to be, a significant part of both my personal and professional lives," Paul says. "It is a privilege to be a member of an association with such a long, distinguished record of service to the teaching profession. The challenge for our future leadership is to sustain and expand MTNA's many excellent programs. We need to be perceptive to the needs of our teachers and their students at all levels and work to support their pedagogical ped·a·gog·ic also ped·a·gog·i·cal
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2. Characterized by pedantic formality: a haughty, pedagogic manner. efforts through FOUNDATION grants, local workshops, distance learning, state and national conventions, publications, certification, and local, state, division and national competitions. As MTNA promotes the art of music, we should intensify our search for creative ways to attract even more of our colleagues to join us. Reasonable compensation, benefits and professional growth should be on our agenda as we identify and meet the challenges of the twenty-first century."
Gail Berenson, NCTM, has been a member of MTNA since 1968, joining as a fledgling faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Early years: 1867-1880
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"I have such respect for MTNA, the support it offers its membership and the contributions it makes to the musical community," Gail says. "It would be my privilege to serve this organization, helping to continue and enhance this organization's distinguished tradition."
Christine Kefferstan, NCTM, maintains an active performing career as soloist, chamber musician and concerto soloist. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Its origins come from two sources: the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, formed in 1867 as part of a girls' finishing school, and the College of Music of Cincinnati, which opened in 1878. , Christine studied with Israeli pianist David Bar-Illan and has had additional coaching with Russian pianists Sedmara Rutstein and Viachaslov Gabrielov. Named Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the West Virginia MTA (WVMTA WVMTA West Virginia Music Teachers Association ), she has spent many years devoted to the nurturing of young pianists. Christine is professor of piano at West Virginia University West Virginia University, mainly at Morgantown; coeducational; land-grant and state supported; est. and opened 1867 as an agricultural college, renamed 1868. (WVU WVU West Virginia University
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"MTNA has been a significant factor in my professional life for over thirty years," she says. "The members, the programs and the opportunities serve to remind us that what we do every day, on a one-to-one basis, does matter. I have been so fortunate to have been in contact with those who inspire so many to work consistently, to realize their potential and to keep it all in balance."
Benjamin D. Caton, NCTM, holds a Ph.D. degree from The Ohio State University Ohio State University, main campus at Columbus; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1870, opened 1873 as Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College, renamed 1878. There are also campuses at Lima, Mansfield, Marion, and Newark. and a pedagogy and musicianship certificate in Kodaly. He is professor of music at East Tennessee State University East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an accredited American university, founded October 21911 and located in Johnson City, Tennessee. It is part of the Tennessee Board of Regents system of colleges and universities. (ETSU ETSU East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN)
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ETSU East Texas State University (Commerce, TX) ), where he teaches aural skills and piano, and coordinates the graduate program. His teaching experiences range from first-grade public school music classes to graduate music courses. Ben has served as president of his local Music Teachers Association for two bienniums; Tennessee state MTA president; Southern Division collegiate competitions chair, secretary, president-elect and president; and a member of the MTNA Board of Directors and FOUNDATION Board of Trustees (2000-2002). Honors include the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs Foundation Award for Excellence, the John Phillip Sousa Award while playing trombone in high school band and being named an MTNA FOUNDATION Fellow. His most memorable performance was accompanying the ETSU Men's Ensemble in the Chicago Symphony's Orchestra Hall at the 1999 American Choral Directors Association The American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is a non-profit organization with the stated purpose of promoting excellence in the field of choral music. national convention. His articles have appeared in Clavier, Music Educators Journal, American Music Teacher and The Tennessee Musician.
"I am so grateful to the thousands of MTNA members who give so much of themselves to their teaching," he says. "Their students and our society are indebted to them more than we can ever imagine. It is indeed an honor to be a candidate for this office and if elected, I promise my very best as MTNA continues to advance the cause of music and music education in America."
Thomas Ediger, NCTM, is director of choral activities and professor of music at Peru State College History
Peru State is the oldest college in Nebraska. It was founded in 1865 as Mount Vernon College and was affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church. Two years later, in 1867, ownership of the college was transferred to the state government for use as a normal in Peru, Nebraska. He directs three college choirs and teaches courses in music theory, music history and music education. Tom is the founder and director of the Peru State College Piano Extravaganza. In addition, he maintains a small private piano studio in Nebraska City, having been an independent piano teacher since his high school years. He holds a doctorate in music theory and composition and a master's degree in piano performance from the University of Northern Colorado It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with and ()
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Tom serves as chair of the MTNA Composer Commissioning Program. Previously, he has served as the West Central Division composition contest chair and has served on the MTNA Composer Commissioning Advisory Committee. Tom has been active in the Nebraska MTA, having served as composition chair, vice president, president-elect and president. He is the immediate past president of that group.
"I joined MTNA so that my students could participate in the performance and composition competitions," he says. "Since then, I have greatly benefited from my involvement with MTNA programs and my association with its members. Through all of its student activities, certification, publications, Composer Commissioning Program, conferences and many other programs MTNA ably serves the music profession. I am honored to be nominated for this office and look forward to continuing MTNA programs and in helping to fashion MTNA programs to even better meet the needs of students and teachers in the twenty-first century."