2019 Awards Recipients

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MTNA Achievement Award

Jane Magrath, Norman, Oklahoma

Distinguished Service Award

Ann Rivers Witherspoon, Houston, Texas

Teacher of the Year

Frances H. Larimer, Evanston, Illinois

MTNA-Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award

University of Iowa Piano Pedagogy Video Recording Project; Alan Huckleberry and Jason Sifford, NCTM, Iowa City, Iowa

State Affiliate of the Year

Utah Music Teachers Association
Laurisa Cope, NCTM, president

Local Association of the Year

Central Oklahoma Music Teachers Association (Wyoming)
Teri Joy Hlubek, NCTM, president

Collegiate Chapter of the Year

Ohio University
Elizabeth Jackson, president; Christopher Fisher, NCTM, advisor

Distinguished Composer of the Year

Benjamin Krause
Taxonomies of Pulse: Commissioned by the Indiana MTA

Distinguished Composer of the Year Honorable Mention

Eric Alexander
Reminiscentia: Commissioned by the Colorado State MTA

Corey Dundee
act like you know: Commissioned by the Michigan MTA

Daniel Temkin
Dreamed Landscapes: Commissioned by the Pennsylvania MTA

American Music Teacher Article of the Year

Jessica Johnson, NCTM, Madison, Wisconsin
“Awakening Rhythmic Intuition And Flow In The Developing Pianist”

MTNA e-Journal Article of the Year

by Adrienne Wiley, NCTM, Midland, Michigan
“The Best Of The British: Selected Educational Piano Works By Alec Rowley”

MarySue Harris Studio Teacher Fellowship Award

Jessica Welsh, NCTM, Dallas, Texas

Piano Technicians Guild Foundation Scholarship

Aubrey Faith-Slaker, NCTM, Chicago, Illinois

50-Year Members

Zoe Ann Abrahamson, NCTM, Rochester, Minnesota
Sue L. Aceves, NCTM, Whispering Pines, North Carolina
Jan Altemeier, Ft Dodge, Iowa
Janet C. Ambrose, Gambrills, Maryland
Ruth V. Anderson, NCTM, New Ulm, Minnesota
Ann M. Barry, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Anne Maynard Bowman, Plano, Texas
Rebecca M. Bradley, NCTM, Raleigh, North Carolina
David A. Brown, Wilmington, Delaware
Donald Eugene Clark, Shawnee, Oklahoma
Carol W. Dennes, NCTM, Louisville, Kentucky
Elizabeth Riddle Dodd, Cincinnati, Ohio
Diane R. Eichhorst, NCTM, Zimmerman, Minnesota
Marianne Gienger, Tillamook, Oregon
Eileen H. Gregg, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Sylvia Hunt, NCTM, Caldwell, Idaho
Merilyn S. Jacobson, NCTM, Puyallup, Washington
Anita Juntilla, NCTM, Westfield, New Jersey
Evelyn Keeton, NCTM, Bethany, Oklahoma
Katherine Keim, Lyons, Colorado
Martha A. King, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Donna Bergstrom Kurtz, Bucyrus, Ohio
Carol Mattison, Lamberton, Minnesota
Christine A. McCloskey, Wilmington, Delaware
Doris Meyer, NCTM, Conroe, Texas
Harriet A. Motter, Mansfield, Texas
Lois Nassen, NCTM, Hubbard, Iowa
Carol J. Nelson, NCTM, Oak Brook, Illinois
Ethelyn Peterson, NCTM, Boulder City, Nevada
Mary J. Reichling, NCTM, Lafayette, Louisiana
Audrey Savig, Audubon, Minnesota
Paula Stephenson, Dallas, Texas
Elier Suarez, Rochester, New York
Lyndol R. Taylor, NCTM, Houston, Texas
Sharon Van Valin, NCTM, Mercer Island, Washington
Dana Lee Walters, Lancaster, South Carolina

Leadership Service Recognitions

Nicholas Phillips, NCTM, Conference Planning Committee Chair
Laura Amoriello, NCTM, Certification Commissioner, Eastern Division
Ann Fernandez, NCTM, Certification Commissioner, Northwest Division
Terri Joy Hlubek, NCTM, Certification Commissioner, South Central Division
Lisa K. Studtmann, NCTM, Certification Commissioner, West Central Division