MTNA Forums

The forums provide a medium for open discussion and expression of ideas related to the appropriate forums. The forums meet annually at the MTNA conference where initiatives, projects and services are discussed with the best ideas recommended to the MTNA Board of Directors for their consideration.

Arts Awareness & Advocacy
Chair: Grace McFarlane
MTNA strives to advance and administer the advocacy efforts of the Association at the local and state levels and to recommend advocacy policy to the MTNA Board of Directors.

Mission Statement
To advance and administer the advocacy efforts of the Association at the local and state levels and to recommend advocacy policy to the MTNA Board of Directors.

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Collaborative Performance
Chair: Marc Hebda
The Forum was created to serve all members, but particularly those interested in group performances. Although the current Forum participants are mostly pianists, all instrumentalists and vocalists are invited and welcome in the dialogue. The Forum has initiated several projects to serve members, such as the Intermediate Chamber Music Repertoire Database, which was compiled by volunteers from the Forum. There also is a discussion group devoted to collaborative performance issues in the Online Communities portion of the website.

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College Faculty
Chair: Gail Heywood
Provides opportunities for communication and collaboration on professional issues affecting college music faculty and recommends major college faculty program initiatives, projects and services to the MTNA Board of Directors.

Mission Statement
To provide opportunities for communication and collaboration on professional issues affecting college music faculty and to recommend major college faculty program initiatives, projects and services to the MTNA Board of Directors.

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Collegiate Chapters
Chair: Suzanne Torkelson
The purposes of this forum are:
To provide a medium for open discussion and expression of ideas; and
To recommend initiatives, projects and services to the MTNA Board of Directors.

All collegiate members and chapter advisors are members of the forum.

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Independent Teachers
Chair: Helen Chao-Casano
Mission Statement
This forum provides opportunities for communication and collaboration affecting the independent music teacher.

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Local Associations
Chair: Jani Peterson
The purposes of this forum are:
To provide a medium for open discussion and expression of ideas; and
To recommend initiatives, projects and services to the MTNA Board of Directors.

All local association chairs and members with an interest in local associations are members of the forum.

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One for All
Chair: Debra Florian
The purpose of this committee is to investigate the essential needs of non-piano teachers, determine those that MTNA alone can fulfill or can do best, and develop a report and present its recommendations for consideration by the MTNA Board of Directors.

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Wellness
Chair: Sharon Ard
Music teachers are the primary channels for changing how music is taught and played. In the effort to reduce performance injuries and encourage good auditory, physical and emotional health in their students, music teachers need to become substantially involved in injury prevention by teaching-conscious music-related practices to students.

The purposes of this forum are:
To provide a medium for open discussion and expression of ideas.
To provide a vehicle for maintaining an ongoing focus on this vital subject.
To recommend initiatives, projects and services to the MTNA Board of Directors for their consideration.

All members with an interest in the topic of wellness are members of the forum.

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