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MTNA is delighted to have the opportunity to recognize its outstanding affiliates and members for the work they are doing to further the mission of MTNA. These individuals and affiliates deserve our highest gratitude for their leadership and vision for the music teaching profession.

The awards are presented by MTNA President Martha Hilley.

Please click on the blue award titles below to view the virtual presentations.


Achievement Award
Chopin Foundation of the United States
Blanka Rosenstiel, Founder
Miami, Florida

American Music Teacher Article of the Year
Matthew Hoch, NCTM
Auburn, Alabama
Patty Holley
Eclectic, Alabama

Collegiate Chapter of the Year
Texas Tech University Chapter of MTNA
Miranda de Bruin, President
Carla Davis Cash, Advisor

Distinguished Composer of the Year
Bret Bohman
Columbia, Missouri
Commissioned by the Missouri MTA

Distinguished Service Award
Brenda Dillon
Frisco, Texas

Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award
Nocturnes, Books 1 and 2
Dennis Alexander
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Local Association of the Year
Central East District of Ohio
Rachel Mauricio Mills, NCTM, President
Laura Flowers Benson, NCMT, Immediate Past President

MarySue Harris Studio Teacher Fellowship Award
Karen Zhang, NCTM
Mason, Ohio

MTNA e-Journal Article of the Year
Clara Boyett Hassen, NCTM
Shawnee, Oklahoma

MTNA-Piano Technicians Guild Scholarships
Monique Arar, NCTM
Atlanta, Georgia
Jennifer Scott, NCTM
Richmond, Virginia

State Affiliate of the Year
California Association of Professional Music Teachers
Wendi Kirby-Alexander, NCTM, President
Noreen Wenjen, NCTM, Immediate Past President
North Carolina Music Teachers Association
Jeanine Skinner, President
Victoria Fischer Faw, Immediate Past President

Teacher of the Year
Yu-Jane Yang, Ogden, Utah

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