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2006 division competitions.

EAST CENTRAL DIVISION

January 20-22, 2006 * Ball State University Muncie, Indiana

Division Competitions Chair: Mary C. Siciliano, NCTM, 34943 Pembroke Ave., Livonia, MI 48152-1170; (248) 474-3406; marycsic@hotmail.com

MTNA Student Composition Competitions Coordinator: Christopher Goldston, 6041 N. Kenmore Ave. #19, Chicago, IL 60660-2994; (773) 728-2920; goldston@hotmail.com

MTNA Junior Performance Competitions Coordinator: Mary Jane Miller, NCTM, Miller Music Studio, 4450 West Holt Rd., Holt, MI 48842; (517) 694-7000, (517) 694-0367; millermusicmjm@msn.com

MTNA Senior Performance Competitions Coordinator: James Helton, NCTM, Ball State University, School of Music, Muncie, IN 47306; Home: (765) 215-5028, Work: (765) 285-5517, Fax: (765) 285-5401; jhelton@bsu.edu

Young Artist/Chamber Performance Coordinator: Diane Petrella, 809 Castle Pine Ct., Pontiac, MI 48340; (248) 377-9104; petrella@oakland.edu

Division President: Mark Mrozinski, 814 N. Walnut Ave., Arlington Heights, IL 60004; (847) 925-6540; mmrozins@harpercollege.edu

Lodging

Signature Inn 3400 N. Chadam Ln. Muncie, IN 47304 (800) 822-5252 $69.00 plus tax per night for 1-4 persons per room.

Each room is non-smoking, has two double beds, refrigerator and a microwave.

Complimentary breakfast and evening snacks; indoor heated pool and fitness center.

Make reservations by December 15, 2005; ask for the MTNA East Central Division Competitions rate.

L.A. Pittenger Student Center Hotel (765) 285-1555; mhotel@bsu.edu www.bsu.edu/studentcenter/hotel

Transportation

Airport: Indianapolis International Airport

Indianapolis International Airport is serviced by all major airlines and several regional carriers.

A rental car will be necessary to get from the airport to Ball State University.

Muncie is approximately 70 miles or 1 hour 30 minutes from the airport.

EASTERN DIVISION COMPETITIONS

January 14, 2006 * Ithaca College * Ithaca, New York

Division Competitions Chair: Ellen Flint, P.O. Box 105, Hunlock Creek, PA 18621-0105; (570) 256-7645; milburn@early.com

MTNA Student Composition Competitions Coordinator: Patricia Powell, 908 Shenandoah Ln., West Chester, PA 19380; (610) 918-1961; ppowell@wcupa.com

MTNA Junior Performance Competitions Coordinator: Kathleen Maskell, NCTM, MusicWorks, 885 Main St., Ste. 2, Tewksbury, MA 01876-1800; (978) 851-5070; kathy.maskell@verizon.net

MTNA Senior Performance Competitions Coordinator: Deborah Gers, 54 Kentworth Ct., Flemington, NJ 08822; (908) 237-1510, Fax: (908) 237-1510; debgers@att.net

Young Artist/Chamber Performance Coordinator: Scott Beard, NCTM, Shepherd University, Department of Music, P.O. Box 3210, Shepherdstown, WV 25443; (304) 876-5370; sbeard@shepherd.edu

Division President: Millie Eben, NCTM, 2419 Cumberland Ave., Reading, PA 19606-2019; (610) 370-2831; mgme4@verizon.net

Lodging

Ramada Inn 2310 N. Triphammer Rd. Hwy. 13 & Triphammer Rd. Ithaca NY 14850 (607) 257-3100 $89.95 per night. Free airport shuttle.

Clarion Hotel 1 Sheraton Dr. Ithaca, NY 14850 (607) 257-2000 $79.95 per night Free airport shuttle.

Courtyard by Marriott 29 Thornwood Dr. Ithaca, NY 14850 (607) 330-1000 $94 per night Free airport shuttle.

Hampton Inn 337 Elmira Rd. Ithaca, NY (607) 277-5500 $139 per night

Make hotel reservations by December 1, 2005; ask for the MTNA Eastern Division Competitions rate.

Transportation

Airport: Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport is serviced by the following airlines:

* Northwest Airlines * US Airways

Driving Directions:

Route 13, also known as Meadow Street and Fulton Street, intersects Ithaca in a north/south direction. Other routes into Ithaca (79, 89, 96 and 96B) have clear directions to Route 13.

Ramada Inn: exit Route 13 at North Triphammer Road; continue north one block.

Clarion Hotel: exit Route 13 at North Triphammer Road; continue south one block.

Courtyard Marriott: close to the intersection of Route 13 and Warren Road, near the airport; one exit east of the North Triphammer exit.

Hampton Inn: on Route 13 (Meadow Street) at the south end of town.

Directions to Ithaca College are available at www.ithaca.edu. Route 96B is also named Aurora Street and Danby Road going north and south, and Clinton Street going east and west.

Special Events

State President's Meeting January 13, 2006 7:30 P.M. Ramada Inn

Lunch Buffet January 14, 2006 $10 payable to NYMTA and mailed to Deborah Martin, NCTM, 983 Danby Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850.

Saturday dinner location will be decided at the State President's meeting.

SOUTHERN DIVISION COMPETITION

January 26-29, 2006 * Lee University * Cleveland, Tennessee

Division Competitions Chair: Jeanette Winsor, NCTM, 6317 Brynmawr Ln., Virginia Beach, VA 23464-3730; (757) 424-4277; j-winsor@att.net

MTNA Student Composition Competitions Coordinator: Carol F. Schutzmann, NCTM, 7 Pecan Cir., Long Beach, MS 39560-3853; (228) 863-5198; PianoMom7@aol.com

MTNA Junior Performance Competitions Coordinator: Barbara Shinn, NCTM, 2609 Fairmont Rd., Montgomery, AL 36111-2808; Home: (334) 281-5337, Work: (334) 833-4506, Fax (334) 833-4264; bshinn@huntingdon.edu

MTNA Senior Performance Competitions Coordinator: Susan Andrews, NCTM, 2212 Arden Crest Way, Bethlehem, GA 30620; Home: (770) 267-8032, Cell: (770)671-2250; psusan@aselphia.net

Young Artist/Chamber Performance Coordinator: Carol Dennes, NCTM, 13925 Aiken Rd., Louisville, KY 40245; (502) 245-9258; cwdennes@iglou.com

Division President: Diane Higgins, NCTM, 4625 Mullens Ford Rd., Charlotte, NC 28226-5040; (704) 366-4323; dwhiggins@carolina.rr.com

Lodging

Holiday Inn 2400 Executive Park Dr. N.W. Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 472-1504 $59.95 per night

Located 2.5-3 miles (5 minutes) from Lee University.

Make reservations by January 12, 2006; ask for the MTNA Southern Division Competitions rate.

Jameson Inn 354 Paul Huff Pkwy. N.W. Cleveland, TN 37312 (423) 614-5583 $55.00 per night

Located 2.5-3 miles (5 minutes) from Lee University.

Make reservations by January 18, 2006; ask for the MTNA Southern Division Competitions rate.

Transportation

Airport: Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport

The following airlines service the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport:

* Delta * U.S. AIR * Northwest Airlines * American Eagle * Continental

Driving Directions From the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport:

From Airport Road South, Take TN 1-53 South toward 1-75/Chattanooga.

Merge onto 1-75 North via exit toward Knoxville; continue for approximately 21 miles. Exit 1-75 at TN-60, exit 25 toward Cleveland/Dayton.

Turn left onto TN-60S/Georgetown Road/25th Street.

Turn right onto Parker Street Northeast; continue for approximately 0.9 miles to the Curtsinger School of Music on the left.

From Atlanta, Georgia:

Take 1-75 North toward Chattanooga; continue north of Chattanooga approximately 30 miles.

Exit 1-75 at Exit 25.

Turn left at the stop sign onto 25th Street.

Turn right at the fifth stop light onto Ocoee Street.

Lee University is approximately one mile on the left.

From Knoxville, Tennessee:

Take 1-75 to Exit 27, and go left/east onto Paul Huff Parkway; Continue 1.5 miles on Paul Huff Parkway.

Turn right onto Keith Street; continue 2 miles on Keith Street.

Turn left onto 25th Street; continue .5 miles on 25th Street.

Turn right onto Ocoee Street.

Lee University is .5 miles on the left.

From Birmingham, Alabama:

Take 1-59 North toward Chattanooga; 1-59 merges with 1-24 East near Chattanooga.

Exit onto 1-75 North; continue north of Chattanooga approximately 30 miles.

Exit 1-75 at Exit 25.

Turn left at the stop sign onto 25th Street.

Turn right at the fifth stop light onto Ocoee Street.

Lee University is approximately one mile on the left.

Special Events

Dinner

January 27, 2006 Centenary Room (on campus) Price: $16.85 (no gratuity)

Buffet Dinner January 28, 2006 Cleveland Country Club (Fireside Room) Price: $12.95 plus 18 percent gratuity

Make checks payable to OMTA and send by January 6, 2006, to:

Judy Warrington, NCTM 2403 Lennox Ct. Chattanooga, TN 37421

SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION COMPETITIONS January 14-15, 2006 * University of Louisiana at Lafayette * Lafayette, Louisiana

Division Competitions Chair: June Leondar, NCTM, 200 Holly Ridge Ln., Ft. Worth, TX 76108-9072; (817) 448-8559; junemusic@gmail.com

MTNA Student Composition Competitions Coordinator: Scott Carrell, Harding University, Box 10767, Searcy, AR 72149-0001; (501) 279-4550, Fax: (501) 279-4086; scarrell@harding.edu

MTNA Junior Performance Competitions Coordinator: Gloria Johnson, NCTM, 4833 S. Knoxville Ave., Tulsa, OK 74135-1941; (918) 749-9015, Fax: (918) 749-5004; gjohn 1942@cox.net

MTNA Senior Performance Competitions Coordinator: Trudy Kincade, NCTM, 2521 Lorance Dr., Little Rock, AR 72206-9483; Work: (501) 569-3294, Home: (501) 888-4876; gcktrudy@aol.com

Young Artist/Chamber Performance Coordinator: Carolyn Adams, 9436 Brentgate Dr., Dallas, TX 75238; (214) 348-7209; carolynpiano@aol.com

Division President: Ruth Pitts, 717 Ivy Ann Dr., Waco, TX 76712; (254) 776-3665; rpitts@mclennan.edu

Lodging Best Western Hotel Acadiana 1801 Pinhook Lafayette, LA 70508 (337) 233-8120 $65.00 per night (double) Breakfast and shuttle service are provided. Make reservations by January 6, 2006; ask for the ULL School of Music rate.

Transportation Airport: Lafayette Airport The Lafayette Airport is serviced by the following airlines:

* Delta * Continental * Northwest Airline.

Car Rental

The following car rental services are available at the airport:

* Avis * Budget * Hertz * National * Enterprise

Shuttle Service

* Airport shuttle service is available from the Best Western hotel.

* Airport Shuttle of Lafayette: (337) 237-3333

Cabs also are available.

Special Events Division Meeting January 14, 2006 2:00 P.M. Informal meeting of state and division officers and competition chairs.

Dinner January 14, 2006 Dutch-treat evening meal at a local restaurant.

NORTHWEST DIVISION COMPETITIONS January 13-15, 2006 * Lewis and Clark College, Evans Music Center * Portland, Oregon

Division Competitions Chair: Cynthia Kaelberer, 1319 Red Butte Ave., Cody, WY 82414; Home: (307) 587-9364, Work: (307) 527-9973, Fax: (307) 527-2003; ckaelberer@vcn.com

MTNA Student Composition Competitions Coordinator: B.J. Rosco, NCTM, 13446 S.E. 183rd St., Renton, WA 98058-6860; (425) 687-0611; bjrosco@earthlink.net

MTNA Junior Performance Competitions Coordinator: Jammie Wileman, NCTM, 624 Sawmill Creek Blvd., Sitka, AK 99835-7450; (907) 747-5764; jwilemannctm@yahoo.com

MTNA Senior Performance Competitions Coordinator: Jonene Geile, 2219 14th St., Cody, WY 82414-4636; (307) 527-6122; jonene@wtp.net

Young Artist/Chamber Performance Coordinator: Jodell Winter, 2112 5th St. N.W., Great Falls, MT 59404; (406) 452-5257; jodynotes@bresnan.net

Division President: Kenneth Christensen, 1611 West Koch St. Unit 19, Bozeman, MT 59715; (406) 582-8759; kjcinmt@aol.com

Lodging Days Inn City Center 1414 S.W. Sixth Ave. Portland, OR (503) 221-1611 $59.00

Full service restaurant and fitness center privileges.

Fifteen minutes from campus. Make reservations by December 11, 2005; ask for the MTNA Northwest Division Competitions rate.

Lakeshore Inn 210 N. State St. Lake Oswego, OR (503) 636-9679 www.thelakeshoreinn.com $59.00 for one bed $74.00 for two beds Fifteen minutes from campus. Make reservations by December 11, 2005; ask for the MTNA Northwest Division Competitions rate.

Crowne Plaza Hotel 14811 Kruse Oaks Blvd. Lake Oswego, OR (503) 624-8400 $65.00 for two beds Full service restaurant and fitness center. Fifteen minutes from campus. Make reservations by Dec. 11, 2005; ask for the MTNA Northwest Division Competitions rate.

All of the above hotels are within a 15-minute drive to Lewis and Clark College.

Transportation Airport: Portland International Airport Portland International Airport is serviced by all major airlines and several regional carriers.

Shuttle Service: White Van Shuttle (503) 774-9755 Town Car Shuttle (503) 702-5999 Lake Oswego Taxi (503) 636-2222

Public Transportation: There is a bus (Maxline) that will stop at Lewis and Clark College with a 4-minute walk to the campus. The fare is approximately $1.50 per person. It is approximately a 45- minute ride from the hotels, including a bus transfer. For more information, including a map, go to www.trimet.org.

Directions to Days Inn City Center: www.daysinn.com/DaysInn/control/ Booking/property_info?propertyld= 05313&brandInfo=DI

Directions to Crowne Plaza Hotel: www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/CP/1/en/ direction/pdxcp

Directions to Lewis and Clark College: From Portland International Airport: Take 1-205 South to 1-84 West toward downtown Portland; continue for five miles

Follow the signs to 1-5 South toward Salem; continue four miles on 1-5 South

Exit 1-5 South at Terwilliger Boulevard, exit 297, staying in the right lane, which will circle back onto Terwilliger Boulevard.

After passing over the freeway, stay on Terwilliger for 1.6 miles until a roundabout.

Take the third right off the roundabout, and the main campus will be ahead on the left. Turn at the second entrance, marked "Information," where there will be visitor parking.

From 1-5 South: Exit at Terwilliger Boulevard, exit 297, staying in the right lane, which will circle back onto Terwilliger Boulevard.

After passing over the freeway, stay on Terwilliger for 1.6 miles until a roundabout.

Take the third right off the roundabout, and the main campus will be ahead on the left. Turn at the second entrance, marked "Information," where there will be visitor parking.

From 1-5 North: Exit at Terwilliger Boulevard, exit 297, and stay to the right.

At the stoplight, Turn right onto Terwilliger Boulevard; continue for 1.6 miles until a roundabout.

Take the third right off the roundabout, and the main campus will be ahead on the left.

Turn at the second entrance, marked "Information," where there will be visitor parking.

Special Events A Division Meeting will be held.

SOUTHWEST DIVISION COMPETITIONS January 20-22, 2006 * University of Nevada Las Vegas, Beam Music Center * Las Vegas, Nevada

Division Competitions Chair: Nancy Tedford, NCTM, P.O. Box 5288, Incline Village, NV 89450-5288; (775) 831-7441, Fax: (775) 831-7488; nancy@jntinc.com

MTNA Student Composition Competitions Coordinator: Doris Chase, 8937 Windsor Locks Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89134-0380; (702) 363-5540, (702) 363-5973; dclc1@cox.net

MTNA Junior Performance Competitions Coordinator: Jeanne Grealish, NCTM, 1226 Morningside Dr. N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87110; (505) 265-9333, (505) 988-1358; figaro1226@aol.com

MTNA Senior Performance Competitions Coordinator: Mallie Riecken, NCTM, 431 Ackerman Ln., Henderson, NV 80914; (702) 435-7431, Fax: (702) 435-7431; msrccr2@netzero.net

Young Artist/Chamber Performance Coordinator: Charles Asche, 690 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta, CA 93117-1729; (805) 964-8033; casche@msn.com

Division President: Cheryl PachakBrooks, NCTM, P.O. Box 296, Portales, NM 88130-7119; (505) 356-5284; cheryl.pachak-brooks@enmu.edu

Lodging Comfort Inn 4350 Paradise Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 938-2000 or (866) 847-2001 Fax: (702) 938-2001. $60.00 plus tax per night (up to four people per room)

Across from the Hard Rock Cafe and Casino; one mile from the "Strip" and minutes from the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV).

Complimentary shuttle to and from the "Strip" and airport 8:30 A.M.-10:00 P.M.

Complimentary continental breakfast; rooms have a microwave, refrigerator and cook top.

Make reservations by January 6, 2006. Please call during daytime hours to make reservations; and ask for Julie or Kevin and the MTNA rate.

Transportation Airport: McCarran International Airport McCarran International Airport is serviced by all major airlines and several regional carriers.

Directions from the Airport to the Comfort Inn: Exit North from the airport on Swenson to Tropicana.

Turn left on Tropicana. Turn right on Koval Lane. Turn right on Harmon. Turn left on Paradise. The Comfort Inn will be the third property on the right.

From 1-15 North or South: Exit 1-15 on Flamingo East; continue past the "Strip" to Paradise Road. Turn right. The Comfort Inn will be located on the left in the middle of the block.

WEST CENTRAL DIVISION COMPETITIONS January 13-15, 2006 * University of Nebraska-Omaha, Strauss Performing Arts Center * Omaha, Nebraska

Division Competitions Chair: Diana Skroch, NCTM, 422 5th St. S.W., Valley City, ND 58072; Work: (701) 845-7273, Home: (701) 845-1848, Fax: (701) 845-7288; diana.skroch@vcsu.edu

MTNA Student Composition Competitions Coordinator: Sarah Miller, NCTM, 434 4th St. N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55413; Home: (612) 617-0464; dodecaphon@aol.com

MTNA Junior Performance Competitions Coordinator: Cheryl Koch, NCTM, 2405 Mockingbird Cir., Sioux Falls, SD 57103-4426; Work: (605) 274-5475, Home: (605) 336-1196; cherylkoch1@sio.midco.net

MTNA Senior Performance Competitions Coordinator: Sara Bloom, NCTM, 3410 Belmont Rd., Grand Forks, ND 58201; (701) 775-8212; wallace_bloom@und.nodak.edu

Young Artist/Chamber Performance Coordinator: Paul Reed, NCTM, School of Music, Box 53, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 67260-0053; (316) 978-6215, Fax: (316) 978-3625; paul.reed@wichita.edu

Division President: Mary Ellen Moore, 2416 Elite Ter., Colorado Springs, CO 80920; (719) 528-8052; memstudio@earthlink.com

Lodging Residence Inn 6990 Dodge St. Omaha, Nebraska 68132 (402) 553-8898 http://marriott.com/property/ propertypage.mi?marshaCode=OMANB Within walking distance of performance hall.

Comfort Inn-Omaha 8736 West Dodge Rd. Omaha, Nebraska 68114 (402) 343-1000 http://www.ci-hotels.com Not within walking distance of campus.

Hampton Inn Omaha-Westroads Mall 9720 West Dodge Rd. Omaha, Nebraska 68114 (402) 391-5300 http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/ index.jhtml Not within walking distance of campus.

Transportation Airport: Eppley Airfield Eppley Airfield is serviced by all major airlines and several regional carriers.

Shuttle Service: A&B Shuttle (402) 331-7558 (877) 359-6624 www.citywideride.com Prefers 24-hour advance reservations; reservation line open Monday--Friday 8 A.M.-5 P.M.; Saturday 8 A.M.-1 P.M.

RT Roundtrip Transport (877) 292-3525 www.rtroundtrip.com
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