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MTNA Southern Division winners from North Carolina

January 2022. There is so much to celebrate as 2022 unfolds! Both our students and our teachers are being recognized for their accomplishments!

Several of our Southern Division competitors will represent North Carolina as they advance to the MTNA National Competitions this March!

  • Junior Composition: Raphael Mouawad, winner (Julie Harris, teacher)
  • Junior Piano: Benjamin Luo, winner (Florence Ko, teacher)
  • Senior Composition: Alexander Moiseev, winner (Julie Harris, teacher) We have just learned that Alexander has won third prize at the national level in the Senior Composition Competition!!*
  • Senior Woodwind: Carter Doolittle, winner (Robert Young, teacher)

Congratulations to these fine young musicians and to their teachers!


MTNA Teacher of the Year Award comes to North Carolina!

January 2022. In case you haven’t heard, Dr. Vicky Fischer Faw, NCTM, has been named the Music Teachers National Association Teacher of the Year!  Vicky was recognized at the NCMTA Virtual Conference in October as our North Carolina Teacher of the Year.  From there, her name was put forward for consideration for national recognition by MTNA.  From the nominations that came in from all 50 states, Vicky was selected to receive this honor.  We are so proud of her!!

And there’s more..!

Vicky will also be recognized as North Carolina’s 2022 Foundation Fellow at the MTNA National Conference this spring. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the MTNA Foundation to support this honor!


William Chapman Nyaho

MTNA Announces Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

August 2021. MTNA announces the appointment of William Chapman Nyaho as its first Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In this newly created position, Chapman Nyaho will serve on the MTNA Board of Directors as a key member of the MTNA leadership. He will also chair a newly created MTNA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, which is charged with advocating the values of diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the entire association—national, state and local.


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