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Connecticut State Music Teachers Association
Linda Franklin-Biggs, President
Phone 203-988-0473, (email)

Officers, January 2017-January 2019

President Linda Franklin-Biggs
President-Elect Open
Vice-President Suzan Korman
Recording Secretary Eileen Berglund
Treasurer Linda Hinz
Immediate Past President Kathleen Theisen, NCTM

Executive Board Members

Archivist Edith Sullivan, NCTM
Certification Sharon Girard NCTM
College Faculty Dr. Angelina Gadeliya
Commissions Open
Community Outreach Open

MTNA Competition Coordinators

Competition Chair Dr. Angelina Gadeliya
Chamber Music Dr. Angelina Gadeliya
Composition Carolyn Halsted
Junior Dr. Angelina Gadeliya
Senior Dr. Angelina Gadeliya
Young Artist Dr. Angelina Gadeliya

State Coordinators

Contemporary Showcase Open
Foundation Open
Local Chapters Open
Membership Linda Franklin-Biggs
Theory (MAP) Eileen Berglund
Website Administrator  Dr. Julie Knerr
CMTA Concerto Competition (grades 9-12)  Committee TBA
CSMTA Young Artist Piano Competition Committee TBA
CSMTA Young Artist Competition (Starting 2013, Age 18-26) Committee TBA

LOCAL CHAPTERS

Fairfield Chapter (website)(email)

Co-Presidents Kumiko Imamura and Andrew Gordon
Vice President Hiroko Dutton
Secretary Open
Treasurer Mary Anne Lapinski
Membership Chair Andrew Gordon
Immediate Past President Rena Kerimova
Webmaster Benjamin Steinhardt
Deborah Kahan Competition Hiroko Dutton and Kumiko Imamura
Student Recital Chair Olga Stelman
Community Recitals Chair Benjamin Steinhardt
Festival Auditions Chairs Andrew Gordon and Jill Telesco
Winter Competition Committee Deborah Kahan and Svitlana Fiorito
Spring Showcase Committee Andrew Gordon

Hartford Chapter (website)

President Maryjane Peluso
First Vice President (Membership) MaryAnn Ganz
Second Vice President (Membership Programs) Houry Schmeizl
Recording Secretary Julie Knerr
Corresponding Secretary Stacy Cahoon
Treasurer Carolyn Halsted
Past President Suzan Korman
Hospitality Chair Anne Lee
Newsletter Editor Jonathan Moyer
Webmaster Peter Dzialo

Middlesex-New London Chapter (website)

President Linda Hinz
Vice President Oxana Lauria
Irene Listorti
Secretary Joyce Baxter
Treasurer Kristy Aiello
Piano Festival Chair Oxana Lauria
MAP Chairperson Joyce Baxter

New Haven Chapter (website)

President Yelena Gerovich
Vice President Linda Franklin-Biggs
Recording Secretary Adele Huffman
Corresponding Secretary Harriet Seder
Treasurer/Membership Sabina Khaykin
Program Coordinator Linda Franklin-Biggs
Historian Nancy Schmidt
MAP & Master Class Programs Linda Franklin-Biggs
Student Recital Nancy Schmidt
Ensemble Festival Adele Huffman
Student Recorded Competition Auditions Yelena Gerovich

Western Chapter (website)

President Lynn Keyes
Vice President Felicia Zhang
Secretary Open (Lynn Keyes)
Treasurer Open (Lynn Keyes)
Recital Coordinator Lynn Keyes/Inna Sherman
Competition Chair Inna Sherman/Irina Zayaruzny
Pedagogy Discussion Group Roxane Lee, NCTM