Ohio Music Teachers Association  E-notes


January 2018 


MTNA Competition


The Ohio Preliminary Competitions were held at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio on October 20-22, 2017.

Our special thanks to Cole Burger, Competitions Coordinator, Fan Zhang, Young Artist/Chamber

Music, Gulimina Mahamuti, Junior Senior Divisions and Jessica Madsen, Compositions Coordinator for volunteering to make these competitions a success.

Winners from the state Competition___________________________

Congratulations and best of luck to the following students who will be competing at the Division Competition to be held at the University of Illinois -Champaign/Urbana on January 5-6, 2018. 

Junior Piano: Kasey Shao, Student of Ran Dank

Senior Piano: Tim Granovsky, Student of Daniel Shapiro

Young Artist Piano: Zhanglin Hu, Student of Robert Satterlee

Junior String: Cecilia Martin, Violin, Student of Tatiana Hanna

Young Artist String: Skyler Covert, Violin, Student of Joan Kwuon

Senior Woodwinds: Chris Njenga, student of Ryan Alexis

Young Artist Woodwinds: Justin Evangelist, Student of Todd Gaffke

Chamber Music: Rhine Quartet, Coached by James Bunte

  • Evan Gidley, Soprano Saxophone

  • Cecily Terhune, Alto Saxophone

  • Erick Miranda, Tenor Saxophone

  • Carly Hood, Baritone Saxophone

Announcing our 2018 Foundation Fellow


Judy Bede

Look for complete information in the August E-notes for her biography and 

the MTNA contribution link. Here's everything you need to know about the

MTNA Foundation Fund:

MTNA Foundation Fund Overview

OhioMTA Student Scholarships 

Student Scholarship Applications are due on February 1, 2018. For complete information and the application click on OhioMTA Student Scholarships . ​The names of the recipients will be announced by March 15, 2018.

Buckeye AuDition Registration is Now open

Starting January 1, 2018, our new online registration for the OhioMTA State Buckeye Auditions is available! Please the directions carefully when completing the application. You will still need to send your entry fees directly to the appropriate District Buckeye Chair. All details are available on the Buckeye Auditions webpage.

2018 Commissioned Composer

The OhioMTA Commissioned Composer for 2018 is Jacob Reed.

We are looking forward to hearing his new work at our State

Conference in October. For more information, including his

bio and other works, please click on Jacob Reed.​​


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 three most E-Notes. Earlier messages will be placed on the Archives Page.