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

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Dates to Remember

*NDMTA Board Meeting, June 13th, 4:00 p.m., Players Restaurant in Dickinson.
*NDMTA Conference, June 13-15 2018, in Dickinson, ND, Badlands MTA hosting
*Popplers Music Competitions, June 13, Dickinson State University

Badlands MTA Gear Up for NDMTA Conference, June 13-15

The Badlands MTA extend an invitation to the 2018 NDMTA Conference. Details of presenter and clinicians can be found on the Events-Conference page.

pdf Invitation to 2018 NDMTA Conference

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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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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!

LAMTA Honors Recital Participants

LAMTA Honors Recital Participants

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

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

Upper Valley and Langdon MTAs Sponsor Recital

Upper Valley and Langdon MTAs Sponsor Recital

Geraldine Ong and John LeTellier Jr. from Valley City State University presented a duo piano recital on April 29th in Park River. An exciting and delightful program of Hungarian Dances for Four Hands, WoO1, by Johannes Brahms, and Scaramouche (Suite for Two Pianos) by Darius Milhaud was presented. During the reception following the recital, a question and answer session was held with Geraldine and John. The event was sponsored by the Upper Valley MTA, and Langdon Area MTA.

pdf Piano Duo Recital Program

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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