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-year … More 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 / … More 2011 MTNA Competition

2011 Young Artist Piano Competition Winners

The 2011 YAPC was held on Friday, March 11 at Shawn’s Pianos, 221 Newfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT. Estrid Eklof and Bridget de Moura Castro served as co-chairs for this event. The 2011 competition drew five competitors from throughout the state of Connecticut, representing Vassar College and the Hartt School, and study with Luiz de … More 2011 Young Artist Piano Competition Winners

2011 Eastern Division Competition

2011 Eastern Division Competition, January 8, 2011 MTNA Junior Piano Performance Competition Winner: Annling Wang (Svitlana Fiorito) MTNA Senior Piano Competition Winner: Alex Beyer (Yoshie Akimoto) MTNA Senior String Performance Competition Alternate: Lillian Lee (Annie Trepanier) MTNA Chamber Music Competition Winner: Arioso Trio (Carrie Koffman) Anthony Speranza / Saxophone; Kendra Emery / Saxophone; Cihan Yucel … More 2011 Eastern Division Competition

2010 MTNA Competition

Winners and state representatives will advance to the MTNA Division Competitions in January. Teachers names are listed in parentheses. Many thanks to David Westfall, Margreet Francis and Carolyn Halsted, who chair the MTNA competitions within the Connecticut State Music Teachers Association. MTNA Junior Piano Performance Competition Representative: Annling Wang (Svitlana Fiorito) MTNA Junior String Performance … More 2010 MTNA Competition

2010 Young Artist Piano Competition Winners

First Place and Recipient of Ethel Bonars Storrs Gold Medal: Stefan Gurtner (Austria), Graduate student at the Hartt School of Music, where he studies with David Westfall and Luiz de Moura Castro. Second Prize (sponsored by Farmington Valley Concert series and Harmony Hill Concerts): Patricia Guadagnole (Brazil), Senior at the Hartt School of Music where … More 2010 Young Artist Piano Competition Winners

2010 Eastern Division Competition

MTNA Senior Competitions Piano EASTERN DIVISION ALTERNATE: Alex Beyer (Yoshie Akimoto) Brass EASTERN DIVISION WINNER: John DelVento (Charles Emerich) Strings EASTERN DIVISION ALTERNATE: Chelsea Smith (Ann Setzer) Woodwinds EASTERN DIVISION ALTERNATE: Hye Yeon Chang (Fabio Witkowski) MTNA Young Artist Competitions Woodwinds EASTERN DIVISION HONORABLE MENTION: Joseph Abad (Carrie Koffman) Winner