November 15, 2019 Newsletter

Posted by Abby Hehenberger on 11/27/2019

President's Message

Dear TMTA Members,
The MTNA/TMTA Performance Competitions were held at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville on November 9 and 10. Texas is strong when it comes to displaying some of the most talented musicians within the MTNA family of state organizations. We have been so fortunate to have Cindy Hessong chair this great event for many years. I want to send out a special thank you to her and let her know how much Texas Teachers appreciate her devotion to this top-notch program. I will post the Texas Winners in the December 1 issue of “In Tune with TMTA.”
Musically, Teresa Crawford, NCTM


Theory tests for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 are for sale on the TMTA Website.  Go to ‘Student Affiliate Activities’ and then click on ‘Student Affiliate Materials Order Form’ near the top of the page. Fall or spring sets are $10 each.  All tests are sold in a digital format. Teachers can also purchase the digital ear training files for an additional fee. Hardcopy tests are no longer sold at the TMTA Convention or online.


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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