2015 MTNA National Conference

Awards Recipients

MTNA Achievement Award
John Perry, NCTM, Pasadena, California 

MTNA Citation for Leadership
Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway

MTNA Distinguished Service Award
Gail J. Berenson, NCTM, Ohio University

MTNA Teacher of the Year
Samuel S. Holland, NCTM, Southern Methodist University

State Affiliate of the Year
North Dakota Music Teachers Association
Lisa Rae Schuler, president

Local Association of the Year
Tualatin Valley (Oregon) District
Sherrene Walker, president

Benjamin Whitten Collegiate Chapter of the Year
Ohio University
Sarah Welch, president
Christopher C. Fisher, NCTM, advisor

Distinguished Composer of the Year
Christos Tsitaros, Champaign, Illinois
Three Preludes for Piano Solo: Commissioned by the Wisconsin MTA

Distinguished Composer Honorable Mention
Paul English, Houston, Texas
Music of the Sphere: On the poems of Jalalu’ddin –Rumi

Distinguished Composer Honorable Mention
Richard Pearson Thomas, Montana
Singing Like the Larks

American Music Teacher Article of the Year
Paola Savvidou, NCTM, University of Missouri
"In Search Of The Perfect Musical Performance": Published October/November 2014

MTNA e-Journal Article of the Year
Gilles Comeau, University of Ottawa
"Colorful Illustrations In Piano Method Books: A Pilot Project Investigating Eye Focus": Published September 2014

Studio Teacher Fellowship Award
Erin M. Peyer, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award
With Your Own Two Hands: Self Discovery Through Music by Seymour Bernstein, NCTM

Piano Technicians Guild Scholarship
Heidi Williams, NCTM, Mayfield Heights, Ohio

Piano Technicians Guild Foundation Scholarship
Mika K. Inouye, NCTM, Durango, Colorado

MTNA Recognizes 50-Year Members
John Kenneth Adams, Hopkins, South Carolina
Carol Andstrom, Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Margaret A. Clark, Stewartville, Minnesota
Sandra Fulmer Davidson, NCTM, Irving, Texas
Arno Paul Drucker, NCTM, Baltimore, Maryland
Phyllis Ruth Dye, Denver, Colorado
Charlynne Harris Fry, NCTM, Harrison, Tennessee
Glenna Gaylord, NCTM, Longview, Washington
Solveig Gerstenkorn, NCTM, Milaca, Minnesota
Jonetta Miller Hinkle, Lindsay, Oklahoma
Ruth Ann Hoffman, Duncanville, Texas
Kathryn B. Hull, NCTM, La Quinta, California
Janice Jurgenson, Plainview, Minnesota
Janice Kay Kelly, Seven Hills, Ohio
Karen W. Kissman, NCTM, Manchester, Connecticut
Beverly A. Krall, NCTM, Fridley, Minnesota
Beatrice Langford, NCTM, St. Paul, Minnesota
Frances H. Larimer, NCTM, Evanston, Illinois
Barbara J. Laurendine, NCTM, Mobile, Alabama
James B. Lyke, Rhinebeck, New York
Martha B. Mier, NCTM, Lake City, Florida
Solomon G. Mikowsky, NCTM, New York, New York
James Miltenberger, Morgantown, West Virginia
M. Patricia Mitchell-Lowman, Annapolis, Maryland
William L. Montgomery, College Park, Maryland
Roberta J. Motz, NCTM, Gallatin, Tennessee
Margaret S. Mueller, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Bettye Irene Newman, Arlington, Texas
Betty M. Nolting, NCTM, Atlanta, Georgia
Barbara Parker, Portland, Oregon
Sandra P. Polanski, Jackson, Mississippi
Myra Jean Schubert, Bethany, Oklahoma
Frances Schwemmer, NCTM, Huntsville, Alabama
Anne V. Scoggin, NCTM, Louisburg, North Carolina
Geraldine Sharpley, NCTM, Houston, Texas
Alma W. Sparks, Raleigh, North Carolina
Merrily Stone, NCTM, New Brighton, Minnesota
Joanne J. Tierney, White Bear Lake, Minnesota
Mary Vander Linde, NCTM, Holland, Michigan
Ruth Vanderwerf, Lansing, Michigan
Sylvia White, NCTM, Arvada, Colorado
Marcia K. Wilke, NCTM, Walla Walla, Washington
Sandy S. Yeargan, NCTM, Rome, Georgia
Verlane Zerby, Custer, Oklahoma

Leadership Service Recognitions
Martha Hilley, NCTM, Conference Planning Committee Chair
Cheryl Pachak-Brooks, NCTM, Certification Commission Chair
Alison Barr, NCTM, Certification Commissioner
Marianne Fleming Bryan, NCTM, Certification Commissioner
Katherine Tobey, NCTM, Certification Commissioner
Deborah Wallace, NCTM, Certification Commissioner

Membership Recruitment Recognitions
Colorado State Music Teachers Association: Joan Sawyer, president
Vermont Music Teachers Association: Marie Johnson, president
Wisconsin Music Teachers Association: Catherine Walby, NCTM, president
Washington D.C. Music Teachers Association: Lori McCarthy, NCTM, president
North Dakota Music Teachers Association: Lisa Rae Schuler, president
Oklahoma Music Teachers Association: Barbara Fast, NCTM, president
Texas Music Teachers Association: Karen Wallace, president
New Hampshire Music Teachers Association: Kathryn Southworth, president
Ohio Music Teachers Association: Andrea McAlister, NCTM, president
Alabama Music Teachers Association: Jodean Tingle, NCTM, president
Tennessee Music Teachers Association: Kathryn Stimson, president
Delaware State Music Teachers Association: Carol Prodan, NCTM, president
Arizona State Music Teachers Association: Melodie Acker, NCTM, president
Oregon Music Teachers Association: Cindy Peterson-Peart, NCTM, president
Nevada Music Teachers Association: Farida Jamin, president
Idaho Music Teachers Association: Tawna Love, NCTM, president
Wyoming Music Teachers Association: James Margetts, NCTM, president
Rhode Island Music Teachers Association: San Woo Kang, president