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Barbara Lister-Sink honored with MTNA Frances Clark award. (Association News).

Barbara Lister-Sink, NCTM, artist-in-residence and professor of piano at Salem College, North Carolina, received the MTNA Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award for her video, Freeing the Caged Bird--Developing Well-Coordinated, Injury-Preventative Piano Technique, at the recent National Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.

"It is a pleasure for MTNA to present Barbara with the second annual Frances Clark Award," says MTNA President Dr. R. Wayne Gibson, NCTM. "Over the years her video has become an important tool, helping a countless number of performers who suffer from keyboard-related injuries."

Lister-Sink has performed as soloist and chamber musician throughout the world. She is recognized as a pioneer and international leader in the field of injury-preventative keyboard technique. She was a faculty member and performer for the First World Congress of Arts and Medicine in New York City.

"I am especially honored to receive this award in a field where there are so many worthy colleagues. When I conceived of this video, I knew I had to tell the keyboard world that making music can be a physical, as well as emotional and spiritual, joy throughout our lives," says Lister-Sink. "I am deeply grateful for such heartwarming acknowledgement of that message."

The award, in the amount of $3,000, was established through the MTNA FOUNDATION's Frances Clark-Louise Goss Endowment Fund. It is given to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the keyboard pedagogy field through the creation and development of new products or publications.

"It is a personal pleasure and privilege for me to congratulate Barbara on this richly deserved award," says Louise Goss, chair of the Frances Clark Center. "Her video explores the myths and mysteries of piano technique, presents a five-step technical training program, discusses potentially harmful technical habits and how to overcome them, and applies good technical habits to a wide variety of repertoire."
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Title Annotation:Music Teachers National Association
Publication:American Music Teacher
Article Type:Brief Article
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Date:Jun 1, 2002
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