November 15, 2019 Newsletter
DID YOU KNOW? IMPORTANT
TMTA SA ORIGINAL COMPOSITION CONTEST
Carol Crisp, NCTM, Coordinator
Is it possible that you have the next Aaron Copland in your studio? Give your students the opportunity to compose. They may not be gifted in that area, but you will never know until you have encouraged them to experiment.
Here are some of our outstanding Texas students who participated in the
2019 MTNA Performance Competitions!
Executive Board Highlight
Dorothy Yan, NCTM, MTNA/TMTA Activities Director III
Dorothy Yan is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Masters Degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy and a Bachelors Degree in Piano Performance. Dorothy currently is on faculty at the University of Texas at San Antonio and at the Musical Arts Center of San Antonio. In 2016, she was named as a Steinway and Sons Top Teacher and in 2018 was voted an Alamo Music Gold level teacher by her peers. Dorothy is active in professional organizations and has served on the board for the San Antonio Music Teachers Association (SAMTA) as Program Director in 2012-2013. She served as SAMTA president from 2015-2018 and now is on the SAMTA board as immediate past president. Dorothy currently also serves as a director on the Texas Music Teachers Association board and is the Piano Competitions chair.
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