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2014 MTNA State Competition Results

The State Competitions were held this past year at Capital University on October 25-26. Thank you to Tianshu Wang, Site Coordinator, and Capital University for hosting this event. We especially appreciate the dedication and efforts of our Competitions Officials, Cicilia Yudha - Competitions Coordinator, Cole Burger - Junior/Senior Competitions Chair and Tim Huffman - Young Artist/Chamber Music Chair, who ensure the annual success of this event. Finally, we thank the many volunteers who helped the event to run smoothly.

This year's winners and representatives will perform in the East Central Division Semi-Finals at Lawrence University in Appleton Wisconsin on January 16-18, 2015. The Finals will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 20-24, 2015. The list of competitors advancing to the next level include:

Executive Committee, Board and General Business Meeting Minutes


The Executive Committee meets three times a year in January/February, June and at the Fall Conference. Additionally the complete OhioMTA Board meets at the Fall Conference. Finally, the Conference concludes with a general business meeting for all OhioMTA members. Minutes are kept and made public for the general membership. It was decided last year the minutes would be made available on the website. Minutes from meetings prior to September 1, 2013 are available in the newsletter. Beginning with the 2013 Fall Conference, all minutes will be made available as .pdf files on the News page. To review the minutes from the specific meetings, click on the  appropriate button.



Periodic E-notes will be sent out every other month to update the membership on upcoming events, deadlines and other important items. The Membership is encouraged to check the website to answer any questions regarding OhioMTA functions. PDF files will be posted on this page for the past ten E-notes sent. Once the number exceeds ten they will be placed on the "Past Newsletter Page"

Senior Division Winners

Composition: Troy Schwab, student of Phillip Clary

Piano: Joseph Vaz, student of Richard Van Dyke

String: Andrew Zhang, student of Leonid Polansky

Voice: Jessica Flake, student of Katherine Krueger

Woodwind: Elizabeth, student of Conor Nelson

Piano Duet: Yarong Guan & Yetong Tang, students of Tianshu Wang

Junior Division Winners

Composition: Taylor Wang, student of Eric Street

Piano: William Zhang, student of Sean Schulze

String: Christine Shih, student of David Niwa

Woodwind: Charles Ballard, student of Antoine Clark

Chamber Music

Strings: The Lyseon Trio, Susan Yang, piano, Jonathan Lee, Cello and Minhee Bae, Violin, coached by Elizabeth Pridonoff

Winds: Tramontiana, Katherine Garringer, Oboe, Matthew Ross, Flute, Devin Cobleigh-Morrison, Horn, Mikey Arbulu, Clarinet, K. Mackenzie Brauns, Bassoon and Kseniia Polstiankina, Piano, coached by Mark Ostoich.

Young Artist Winners

Composition: Bradley Harris, student of Douglas Knehans

Piano: Sung-Soo Cho, student of Antonio Pompa-Baldi

String: Henry Stubbs, student of Alan Rafferty

Woodwind: Octavian Moldovean, student of Conor Nelson