2013 MTNA National Conference

Awards Recipients

Achievement Award
Morty and Iris Manus
Beverly Hills, California

MTNA Distinguished Service Award
Phyllis Pieffer, NCTM
Aberbeen, Washington

MTNA Teacher of the Year
Tamás Ungár
Fort Worth, Texas

State Affiliate of the Year
Michigan MTA
Garik Pedersen, president

Local Association of the Year
Northwest Suburban MTA (Illinois)
Maureen Flood, president

Benjamin Whitten Collegiate Chapter of the Year
Southwestern Assemblies of God University (Texas)
Heidi Borden, president
Amanda Lee Hing, advisor

Distinguished Composer of the Year
Thomas Osborne
Honolulu, Hawaii
Overheated
Commissioned by the Hawaii MTA

Distinguished Composer Honorable Mention
Phillip Parker
Russellville, Arkansas
Alliterations

Distinguished Composer Honorable Mention
Alejandro Rutty
Greensboro, North Carolina
Cantabile Hop

American Music Teacher Article of the Year
Pamela D. Pike, NCTM
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
"Sight-Reading Strategies For The Beginning And Intermediate Piano Student: A Fresh Look At A Familiar Topic"
Published February/March 2012

Studio Teacher Fellowship Award
Jennifer Stadler, NCTM
Bexley, Ohio

Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award
Intelligent Music Teaching: Essays on the Core Principles of Effective Instruction
Robert Duke, author
Austin, Texas

Piano Technicians Guild Scholarships
Bob Pajer, NCTM
Snoqualmie, Washington
Ann Marie DuHamel, NCTM
Morris, Minnesota

50-Year Members
Lois A. Bitler, Hamilton, New Jersey
Mary E. Chartier, Gladwin, Michigan
Raymond A. Cramer, NCTM, Dalton, Pennsylvania
Kenneth O. Drake, Baileyville, Illinois
Georgann Gasaway, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Olga V. Guinee, NCTM, San Antonio, Texas
Elizabeth Holsinger, NCTM, Boise, Idaho
Philelle E. McBrayer, NCTM, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Wanda Meador, Lubbock, Texas
Dorothea Nahm, Washington, D.C.
Beverly M. Naismith, NCTM, Portland, Texas
Helen L. Pegg, Olympia, Washington
Vivian Pintacura, Prospect Heights, Illinois
Hazel Roberts Ramsbotham, NCTM, Aurora, Colorado
Verna Dean Roberts, NCTM, Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Fred Sahlmann, NCTM, Lake Charles, Louisiana
Louise P. Savage, NCTM, Sacramento, California
Nancy E. Schmidt, NCTM, Hamden, Connecticut
Dorothy A. Smith, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Robin C. Stewart, Centennial, Colorado
Auda Marie Thomas, NCTM, Harrah, Oklahoma
Madelyn P. Trible, NCTM, Lafayette, Louisiana
Marie E. Ward, NCTM, Kokomo, Indiana
Sharon Wells, NCTM, Pullman, Washington
Mary Ann Zook, Mifflintown, Pennsylvania