North Dakota Music Teachers Association Affiliated with Music Teachers National Association
North Dakota MTA

The NDMTA newsletter is published four times a year. Deadlines for submitting material are May 10, August 10, November 10, and
February 10.

Michelle Kallod, Editor
mkallod@hotmail.com
Phone: 701-235-8517

News Highlights

Dates to Remember

*NDMTA Board meeting Saturday, Oct. 13th, 10:00 a.m.
*MTNA State Competitions Oct. 20th at Valley City State University
*2019 MTNA National Conference - March 16-20, 2019, Spokane, WA
*2019 NDMTA Conference - June 19-21, 2019 at UND in Grand Forks
*2019 Popplers Competition - June 19th, 2019

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Corrine Nustad Named as 2019 Foundation Fellow Nominee

Corrine Nustad Named as 2019 Foundation Fellow Nominee

Corrine Nustad has been selected by the NDMTA to be honored as the 2019 MTNA Foundation Fellow. With the contribution of $1500 to the MTNA Foundation Fellow program in her name, Corrine will be honored at the 2019 MTNA Conference Gala as a Foundation Fellow.

Corrine's biography can be read below.

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Gloria Bethke Named as 2020 Foundation Fellowship Nominee

Gloria Bethke Named as 2020 Foundation Fellowship Nominee

Gloria Bethke of Grand Forks, ND has been selected to be honored as the 2020 MTNA Foundation Fellow by the NDMTA. Gloria will be honored at the 2020 MTNA Conference Gala in Chicago with the contribution of $1500 to the MTNA Foundation Fellow program in her name.

pdf Gloria Bethke Biography

LAMTA Sponsors Honors Recital

LAMTA Sponsors Honors Recital

The LAMTA Honors Recital featured students who achieved a good memorized performance at the November 2018 Music Rally held in Langdon.

Good Times at the NDMTA 2018 Conference in Dickinson

Thank you Badlands MTA for a wonderful time at the NDMTA Conference in June! Below are some pictures of the Conference held June 13-15 at Dickinson.

Michael Langer, Commissioned Composer

Michael Langer, Commissioned Composer

Michael Langer performs his commissioned composition, "Delphia: A Portrait in Three Parts for Piano and Tape." It will now be entered into consideration for award at the MTNA Conference in 2019.

Popplers Competition Winners

Popplers Competition Winners

Sam Wiederholt, Bismarck, teacher Priscilla Keogh, was the winner of the elementary competition. In the Jr. High competition, Kobey and Keven Jia, Bismarck, teacher David Poffenberger were the winners. In the Sr. High division, 1st place went to Ella Zhang, Grand Forks, teacher Gloria Bethke, 2nd place to Carissa Dalen, Dickinson, teacher Michael Langer, and honorable mention went to Megan Doering, Minot, teacher Dianna Anderson.

Kelsey and Brent Rogers, Recitalists, Accompanied by Joel Walters

Kelsey and Brent Rogers, Recitalists, Accompanied by Joel Walters

Dr. Kenneth Boulton, JoAnne Barry

Dr. Kenneth Boulton, JoAnne Barry

Dr. Kenneth Boulton and JoAnne Barry presented a lecture/recital "They Wrote for Kids, Too!" featuring four generations of American Piano Music. from 1925-2000. The pdf is a list of repertoire for teaching students contemporary music that Dr. Boulton handed out.

pdf Repertoire list for "They Wrote for Kids".

Masterclass with Dr. Boulton

Masterclass with Dr. Boulton

Dr. Robert Groves is Awarded

Dr. Robert Groves is Awarded

Dr. Groves was presented the 2018 Service to the Profession Award by Corrine Nustad

Arlene Gray: 2018 Foundation Fellow Nominee for 2018

Arlene Gray: 2018 Foundation Fellow Nominee for 2018

Arlene Gray was presented with her 2018 Foundation Fellow award by Lisa Schuler

IMTF Luncheon

IMTF Luncheon

At the Independent Music Teachers Forum Luncheon, the topics of discussion was on technology, group lessons, recitals and technique.

Installation of New Officers

Installation of New Officers

Incoming and Outgoing Officers

Incoming and Outgoing Officers

Incoming: President Vangie Johnson Parker, Vice President Dr. Dianna Anderson, Secretary Sharon Gegelmann, Outgoing: President Jeanette Berntson, and Vice President Vanessa Wold.

Talking Shop and Having Fun

Talking Shop and Having Fun

Teachers always like to exchange ideas on teaching.

MTNA Conference 2018 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Florida

MTNA Conference 2018 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Florida

Anne Morris, Jeanette Berntson and Vangie Parker attended the MTNA Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, March 17-21. The MTNA Conference is always a magical experience, especially so when held just moments away from Magic Kingdom Park where Daisy Duck and Mickey Mouse live.

More MTNA Conference Pictures

More MTNA Conference Pictures

It is always a pleasure to meet composers of the music we love using with our students. Here Jeanette Berntson is with Dennis Alexander

MTNA Conference 2018

MTNA Conference 2018

Guess who else was at the MTNA Conference! I think Mickey has a fan!

MTNA Conference 2018

MTNA Conference 2018

Daisy Duck is ready for another great day visiting with teachers, composers and learning so much! This was Daisy's first experience at an MTNA Conference and she just loved it!

MTNA Conference 2018

MTNA Conference 2018

Vangie, Jeanette and Anne are also ready for another great day! What beautiful weather! What a fun time!

Piano Extravaganza in the Badlands

Piano Extravaganza in the Badlands

What do you get when you combine 62 enthusiastic piano students, their 10 teachers, a supportive music store and a keyboard from generous international music corporation? You get the Badlands Music Teachers' Association Piano Extravaganza, a multi- piano event, which took place on Dec. 2nd, 2017. A variety of Christmas duets was performed by the students and teachers on 4 Yamaha Clavinova's provided by Jacobsen Music of Dickinson. At the conclusion of the concert a drawing was done for a keyboard donated by the Yamaha Corporation. The lucky winner was Jack Olsen. Yamaha also sent a box full of sunglasses for the kids, which made for a very special group photo!

FMMTA Meeting Highlights

FMMTA Meeting Highlights

Oktoberfest at the Fargo Moorhead MTA October meeting with the Brian Breitbarth Band and FMMTA's own Nancy Harsch as soloist.

FMMTA Meeting Highlights

FMMTA Meeting Highlights

Oktoberfest at the Fargo Moorhead MTA! Is that the polka or waltz?

FMMTA Meeting Highlights

FMMTA Meeting Highlights

Dr. Geraldine One and John Letellier present "Back to School with Four Hands...the More the Merrier" to the Fargo Moorhead Music Teachers Association.

FMMTA Meeting Highlights

FMMTA Meeting Highlights

Herb Parker gives an entertaining and creative presentation on composers from the Romantic period.

Upper Valley Honor Recital Students

Upper Valley Honor Recital Students

The Upper Valley MTA presented piano students in the annual Honors Recital in April 2017

Upper Valley MTA Honors Recital

Upper Valley MTA Honors Recital

Upper Valley MTA Honors Recital

Upper Valley MTA Honors Recital

Greater Grand Forks MTA

Greater Grand Forks MTA

Piano students of GGFMTA teachers performed in a Harvest Recital at Valley Memorial Home on October 30, 2016

Greater Grand Forks MTA celebrate National Music Week

Greater Grand Forks MTA celebrate National Music Week

In celebration of National Music Week, students of the GGFMTA teachers performed a piano recital at the East Grand Forks Performing Arts Center on May 7th, 2017

Greater Grand Forks MTA celebrate National Music Week

Greater Grand Forks MTA celebrate National Music Week

More GGFMTA students who performed in the May 7th recital in celebration of National Music Week

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