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May and June were convention months for three of the four states in our division. Arkansas held its convention, May 31-June 1, on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Established as Little Rock Junior College by the Little Rock School District in 1927, it became a private four-year institution, called Little Rock University, in 1957. It returned to public status in 1969 when it was merged into the University of Arkansas System under its present name. . Jason Issokson, the MTNA MTNA Music Teachers National Association
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 Arkansas high school string winner, and guest artist Joan Gilbert, a pianist from the University of Memphis The University of Memphis is a public research university located in Memphis, Tennessee, United States, and is a flagship public research university of the Tennessee Board of Regents system. , gave recitals. Ed Gates, NCTM NCTM National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
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Oklahoma's convention also took place May 31-June 1 at the University of Oklahoma's (OU) Norman campus. In addition to recitals by state junior high, high school and collegiate winners, guest artists Greg Sauer, assistant cello professor at OU, and his brother Thomas Sauer, a member of the piano faculty of Mannes College in New York, played a duo recital. Clinicians were Mary Sallee, NCTM, Barbara Fast, NCTM, Steve Betts, NCTM, and Kim Watson, NCTM.

Texas held its convention June 13-17 at the Corpus Christi Convention Center. Highlights included performances by guest artist and clinician Randall Faber and by student competition and composition winners. There also were student affiliate ensemble programs and more than thirty sessions given by prominent Texas teachers and college faculty members. Out-of-state clinicians included Brian Chung and MTNA President-Elect Phyllis Pieffer, NCTM.
--Karen Harrington, NCTM, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Author:Harrington, Karen
Publication:American Music Teacher
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Date:Aug 1, 2002
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