2018 MTNA National Conference

The 2018 MTNA National Conference will be held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, March 17–21, 2018. Just minutes away from Walt Disney World® and the Magic Kingdom Park®, the most magical place on Earth, this conference is sure to be an enchanting experience for music teachers, both personally and professionally.Continue reading “2018 MTNA National Conference”

MTNA State Competition Winners

We are pleased to announce the Connecticut state winners from the MTNA Competitions, first round of MTNA Competitions, that took place on Saturday, November 4th at UCONN’s Music School. Connecticut Chamber Music String – 1 entry Representative, Osiris Quartet, Solomiya Ivakhiv Mai Vestergaard, Violin Noa Michaud, Clarinet Brandon Kaplan, Viola Brian Roach, Violin Bronwyn Reeve,Continue reading “MTNA State Competition Winners”

MTNA Composition Competition

Music Teachers National Association is pleased to announce the results of the composition competition for Eastern Division. Elementary: Winner: Ian Lin, Student of Alla Cohen, MA Honorable mention: Eleanor Kmack, Student of Elizabeth Manduca, ME Honorable mention: Michael Middlezong, Student of Kaori Tanioka, NJ Junior: Winner: Jonathan Hartanto, Student of Kaori Tanioka, NJ Honorable mention:Continue reading “MTNA Composition Competition”

2016 CSMTA State Conference

The 2016 CSMTA State Conference will be held on October 22, 2016 at the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, CT. Our Keynote Speaker will be Catherine Rollin, an active pianist, composer, clinician, author and teacher of prize-winning students. Her session topics at the conference will include Technique and Artistry–You Can’t Have One Without theContinue reading “2016 CSMTA State Conference”

In Memoriam – Natalie Ryshna Maynard

Natalie Ryshna Maynard, loving mother, devoted friend, acclaimed concert pianist, inspiring educator and champion of the arts died on March 4th at Norwalk Hospital. She will be truly missed by everyone whose lives she touched. She pursued a lifetime passion for music when she won scholarships to the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music and a 7-yearContinue reading “In Memoriam – Natalie Ryshna Maynard”

2012 Eastern Division Competition

The 2012 Eastern Division Competition winners were: Annling Wang, Piano – WINNER, Eastern Division Junior Piano Competition. Svitlana Fiorito, teacher. INEO SAXOPHONE QUARTET – WINNER, Eastern Division Chamber Music Competition. Carrie Koffman, Coach. Hartt School. Lillian Lee, Violin – ALTERNATE, Eastern Division High School String Competition. Annie Trepanier, Teacher. Fabio Witkowski, accompanist.

2011 MTNA Competition

2011 MTNA Competition, November 2011 CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION: WINNER: Ineo Saxophone Quartet (Wind – Saxophone Quartet) Joseph Abad / soprano saxophone Andrew Barnhart / alto saxophone Max Schwimmer / tenor saxophone Andrew Studenski / baritone saxophone COACH: Carrie Koffman Alternate: Party of 4 (Wind – Saxophone Quartet) Ian Robinson / Soprano Saxophone Jared Charette /Continue reading “2011 MTNA Competition”