2015 Margaret Louise Norwood

Number of Years Teaching: 35


Teaching/Professional Achievement:

Active recitalist, collaborative pianist, clinician, visiting lecturer in piano, and adjudicator
Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano, Music TeachersNational Association
Master of Music Degree in Piano – University of Southern California
Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano – University of Montevallo
Postgraduate studies include the Academy of Music in Sion, Switzerland, and the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford
Coaching with Walter Hautzig, John O’Conor, Sheila Paige, Clifton Matthews 


Teaching / Professional Achievement, Including Student Success':
Solo and collaborative performances broadcast on radio and television in the U.S. and in Europe

Continuing education including conferences, workshops, master classes and coaching sessions
Awarded a Teacher Enrichment Grant for 2013-2014 from theAmanda Ward Penick Endowment of the MTNA Foundation Fund
Awarded the Independent Music Teachers Forum scholarship from NCMTA in 2006-2007, 2008-2009, and 2012-2013 
Performer in John O’Conor Summer Master Class at Adamant Music School, July 2013
Performer in John O’Conor Summer Master Class at Winthrop University, June-July 2012
Awarded an Emerging Artist Grant from the Arts and Science Council of Charlotte/Mecklenburg, the North Carolina Arts Council, and theMary Duke Biddle Foundation 
Clinician for NCMTA Piano Contest-Festival Repertoire Workshops 2007
Guest lecturer in piano pedagogy at Winthrop University
Guest lecturer in piano literature at Meredith College
Presenter for local associations in NC and SC

Student successes:  
1st place CPTF Solo Auditions Graduating Senior Division
2nd place CPTF Solo Auditions Senior Division
Finalists CPTF Solo Auditions Junior and Senior Divisions
NCMTA District and State Superior ratings
NCMTA Conference Superiors Recitals
1st place Charlotte Junior Woman’s Club Fine Arts Competition 
Individual Senior Recitals
Group Senior Recitals 
Piano or composition majors in college; many music minors
Participation in master classes 
Participation in summer music festivals and music camps
15-piece international programs for Guild auditions
Student composition awards
Federation Gold Cups earned (15-, 30-, and 45-point cups)

"The most meaningful student success to me is the moment thestudent realizes that music truly enables him to communicate and express things in a way that makes words pale in comparison." --Margaret Louise Norwood


Service at Local / State / National Levels:
Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum
Currently serving as Chair of Ad hoc Committee to revise Bylaws and Standing Rules
Currently serving as Chair of Auditing Committee 
Past Chair of Auditions Committee
Charlotte Music Teachers Association – currently serving as President

Currently serving on state board of directors as a local association president 
NCMTA State Piano Contest Director 2007-2009
Clinician for NCMTA Piano Contest-Festival Repertoire Workshops 2007
Presenter or panelist at IMTF sessions of NCMTA Conferences
NCMTA Piano Contest-Festival repertoire selection committee for 2010 and 2014

Performed NCMTA commissioned work, Pentation No. 1 by Roland Carter, at NCMTA Conference on October 10, 2009 and at NCMTA Charlotte District on March 7, 2009 

Monitor for MTNA Southern Division Performance Competitions
Monitor for MTNA Performance Competitions at NCMTA Conference 
Monitor for NCMTA District and State Piano Contest-Festivals

Adjudicator for MTNA Performance Competitions at NCMTA Conferences (Young Artist, Senior, and Junior levels)
Adjudicator for NCMTA District and State Piano Contest-Festivals
Adjudicator for SCMTA State Piano Contests
Adjudicator for South Carolina Piano Festival
Adjudicator for local association competitions in Tennessee
Adjudicator for Asheville Area Piano Forum competition
Adjudicator for Gaston Music Education Foundation scholarships 
Adjudicator for Charlotte Music Club scholarships
Adjudicator for MacDowell Music Club scholarships
Adjudicator for NC Federation of Music Clubs at local, district, and state levels


Community Involvement:

Arranging student performances in hospitals and retirement centers
Students serving as church pianists
Students serving as collaborative pianists
Mentoring piano pedagogy students from area colleges as they observe lessons in my studio
Performed in Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum scholarship fundraiser honoring CPTF’s 60th anniversary on April 26, 2014
Charlotte MTA and Charlotte Civic Orchestra – for several yearsserved as administrator for a concerto competition co-sponsored by the two organizations.
Charlotte MTA Music Career Fair – for several years helped facilitate this event open to East Coast colleges, universities, and conservatories to present their recruiting booths for local high school students and their parents. A panel of musicians (Joel Harrison, Jean Barr, David Tang, etc.) spoke on careers in music.