Other Conference Presenters


Margarita Denenburg

Joy Morin

John Mortensen

Jeanmarie Strawbridge

Lucia Unrau

Victor Welsch

Eric M. Wilson

Conference ARtists: The Five Browns

Concert: Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:30 PM

click The Five Browns to link to their website

Holiday Inn Express 

140 Valem Dr., Van Wert OH 


Available before Sept.20 for $109 plus taxes, with the code OMTA


Conference Hotels

Comfort Inn

840 N. Washington St., Van Wert, OH  


Available before Sept. 20 for $84 plus taxes, with the code OMTA

"To receive the Conference Discount, attendees of the conference must call the hotel phone numbers using the code OMTA." 

Commissioned Composer: 

Jennifer Bernard Merkowitz 

Conference Presenter

Irina Gorin

click Irina Gorin to link to her website

The Middle West District is pleased to invite all OhioMTA members to the 2017 OhioMTA State Conference, October 12 - 14 (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) in Van Wert, Ohio! The venue is the beautiful Niswonger Performing Arts Center at 10700 St. Rt.118 South. Enjoy an inspiring concert with the Five Browns on Friday night as well as a Conversation with the Browns on Saturday morning. Irina Gorin will be our featured pedagogical presenter and will enlighten us with fresh teaching ideas in several workshops. Additional presenters will be announced soon. The Comfort Inn and the Holiday Inn Express are nearby hotels offering a discount to our members, and shuttle service will be provided

You won't want to miss this exciting conference! Plan now to attend!

Conference Committee: Annette Hoverman, Chair, Marilyn Alessandrini, Mary Lou Anthony, Paula Deardurff, Dee Fisher, Tamara Mullenhour, Rebekah Ricker, Krysti Schey, Sarahs Wells, Elisha Wey, Jeannine Zwibel

OhioMTA fall Conference October 12-14, 2017

Conference Site:

​Niswonger Performing Arts Center