Publications_files/Feb2012 Newsletter Final


Publications_files/Feb2012 Newsletter Final
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February 2012
It really is February, even though there is little snow on the ground.
In six short weeks the MTNA National Conference will be taking
place in New York City. I have missed very few conferences since
my first one in 1976. There is so much to do and learn at these
conferences. I feel enriched and excited after returning home, and I
enjoy trying out all the new ideas with my students.
If you haven’t attended a national conference, this might be the time
Carleen Graff
to do so - March 24-28. It starts with Pedagogy Saturday: Teaching
Artistry or Professional Studio Institute: Building a Successful
Studio in Any Kind of Economy. Pedagogy Saturday begins with a master class with
Nelita True, and continues with such topics as A Practical Guide to Fingering,
Approaching Anna Magdalena and the Two Part Inventions, Teaching Artistry from
the Very First Lesson with pedagogues Scott McBride Smith, Marjorie Lee, Marvin
Blickenstaff and Peter Mack. Professional Studio Institute has topics such as
Professional Documents That Ensure Success, Finding and Keeping Students, Legal
Issues for the Independent Music Teacher with teachers Beth Klingenstein, Scott
McBride Smith and Lee Galloway.
There will be numerous Publisher Showcases with Alfred, Frederick Harris, FJH,
Faber, Kjos, Willis, Hal Leonard, and many more. There is always much free music
available for the attendees. Besides the master class with Nelita True, Marvin
Blickenstaff will give an intermediate class, Alexander Kobrin an early advanced class,
and Menahem Pressler an advanced class. Benjamin Zander, conductor of the Boston
Philharmonic Orchestra will give the Keynote Address.
Carleen Graff
Dept. of Music, Theatre & Dance
Plymouth State University
Plymouth, NH 03264
[email protected]
President Elect
Kathryn Southworth
33 Layton Dr.
Canterbury, NH 03224
(603) 783-4632
[email protected]
Vice President for Programs
Maura Glennon
Keene State College
Music Department
229 Main St.
Keene, NH 03435
(603) 358-2157
[email protected]
Vice-President for Competitions
Mila Filatova Cook
245 Ray St.
Manchester, NH 03104
(603) 669-6589
[email protected]
Vice-President for Membership
Marie Mendelow
85 Pond View Dr.
Merrimack, NH 03054
(603) 424-8422
[email protected]
Lynne Wilby
40 Main St.
Kingston, NH 03848
(603) 642-8861
[email protected]
Duo-pianists Stecher & Horowitz will perform at the Opening Session, and all the
competition winners will perform in concert each afternoon. There are, of course,
numerous concerts throughout the city and numerous Broadway shows to see.
Jeannie Goodwin
196 Mast Rd.
Dover, NH 03820
(603) 742-7394
[email protected]
Please consider attending and being part of Eastern Division in New York City. Visit
the website for detailed information regarding sessions, schedule, showcases,
exhibitors, events, tours of NYC, hotel reservations and registration.
Past President
Constance Chesebrough
PO Box 384
N. Woodstock, NH 03262
(603) 745-3902
[email protected]
Evaluations Chair
Meagan Robidoux Maganti
42 Halls Mill Rd.
Newfields, NH 03856
[email protected]
I’m hoping to see many of you there.
Carleen Graff
NHMTA President
In Remembrance
Sister Anita Marchesseault
Sister Anita Marchesseault, CSC (Sister Mary Nere) died December 18, 2011 at
Holy Cross Health Care Center after a long illness.
Sister Anita was born in Plainfield, CT, on June 15, 1917, the daughter of Henry
and Rose (Brault) Marchesseault.
She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Holy Cross in 1933 and made her
final profession in 1940. She served the Congregation for 77 years.
Sister Anita earned a BM from Laval University, Qc; a MM from Boston University
and a DMA from Boston University. Sister Anita also received a degree in Sacred
Music from St. Benoit-du- Lac, Qc. She taught music in schools in the Province of
Quebec for 17 years and at Notre Dame College, Manchester, NH for 50 years. Sister Anita served for several
years on the Liturgical Committee of the Diocese of Manchester, NH. Before retiring to St. George Manor in
Manchester, NH, in 2003, she gave private piano lessons and was also organist at St. Catherine of Siena Church
in Manchester, NH.
Sister Anita will be remembered for her great love of music and her dedication to her students. She served
NHMTA as president for two terms, 1975-1979. The Sr. Anita Teacher-Member of the Year Award was
established in 1989 to honor outstanding teaching in music and outstanding service to the membership of
2012 Calendar
Winner’s Recital for Fall
Competition Winners
Eastern Division
Granite State Competition
postmark deadline
MTNA National
Student Evaluations
postmark deadline
Granite State Competitions
Monday, January 2, 2012 6:30 pm
Seacoast Academy of
Music, North Hampton, NH
West Chester University
West Chester, PA
Granite State
Winners’ Recital
NHMTA Evaluations
Sunday, April 22, 2012 3:00 pm
Friday & Saturday,
January 6-7, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
March 24-28, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
New York City
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Plymouth State University
Plymouth, NH
Concord Community
Music School, Concord, NH
Chocorua, Concord, Nashua,
North Hampton, Plymouth
May-June 2012
2012 Evaluation
see website for biographies
Christine Kissack
Becky VerPlanck
70 Chocorua Mountain Highway
[email protected]
Plymouth State University
Silver Center for the Arts
17 High Street
Plymouth, NH
Christine Kissack
Connie Chesebrough
PO BOX 384
N. Woodstock, NH 03262
[email protected]
Seacoast Academy of Music
105 Post Road
North Hampton, NH
Kathy Southworth- AM
Jeannie Goodwin- AM
Jaqueline Morin-PM
Gail Adams Shunk-PM
Meagan Maganti
42 Halls Mill Road
Newfields, NH 03856
[email protected]
Darrell's Music Hall
75 Main Street
Nashua, NH
Jaqueline Morin
Rebecca Herst
Marie Mendelow
85 Pond View Road
Merrimack, NH 03054
[email protected]
70 Chocorua Mountain Highway
Chocorua, NH
Competition Sponsors 2011-2012
Gold Sponsors
Darrell’s Music Hall
Frederick Johnson Pianos, Inc.
New Hampshire Piano Technicians Guild
Fall Competition Winners’ Recital
The 2011 Fall Competition Winners’ Recital was held at the Seacoast Academy of Music on Monday, January
2, 2012 for a full house. Christine Petrucci interviewed each of the winners "ala From the Top" before they
performed and a good time was had by all.
Kevin Chen, winner of the Junior Piano category and a student of Mila Filatova, and Kevin Ma, alternate of the
Senior Piano category and a student of Lodowig Crofoot, performed their entire programs in preparation for the
Eastern Division Competitions.
Sam Williams, winner of the Elementary Composition Competition and a student of Catherine York, performed
his composition titled Gloom Be Gone.
Kara and Natalia Grellmann, representatives for NH in the piano duet category and students of Catherine York,
played their Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody.
Caleb Darling, winner of the Senior Composition Competition and a student of Mila Filatova, was unable to
perform at the recital, but his composition, Prelude, Op. 1, No. 3, received an Honorable Mention at the
Division Level Competitions.
Lynne Wilby gave each performer a piano replica/music box to each of the performers and explained that these
were from the collection of another fine musician - pianist, composer and teacher Cecile LeVeille Campagna,
Lynne’s mother.
Doris Dodd Schuster Scholarship Winners
Elizabeth Hodges of Bow, NH, is the winner of the 2012 Doris Dodd Schuster Scholarship. Liz studied with
Cheryl Laughlin of Concord for 13 years. She is a freshman at Plymouth State University in the Piano
Performance and Pedagogy program and performs with the Piano Ensemble and plays flute with the Symphonic
Band. Liz’s career goals are to become a piano teacher as well as a teacher of creative music classes for young
children with differing abilities. She says she will always want to make music with others as a collaborative
pianist and a member of an ensemble.
The Doris Dodd Schuster Scholarship is awarded yearly to a first-year college student majoring in music.
Applicants must be New Hampshire residents and must submit an essay, resume, transcript, recommendation
letter, and an audio performance recording. Doris Dodd Schuster was an active member of NHMTA for many
years before her tragic auto accident.