August 3, 2023

2023 - 2024 Piano Contest Classes

2023-2024 Education/Contest Classes – open to members and non-members

MMTF sponsors MMTA Contest Material Classes each fall on Tuesday mornings for the purpose of inspiration and further education of all interested teachers. Presentations will be conducted live at the Schmitt Music store in Bloomington and are available via Zoom. Zoom meeting link and the class notes in PDF form will be sent via email at least one day in advance to those who have registered.

January 17, 2023

MTNA Competitions Division Winner List (West Central Division)

Congratulations to students and teachers who competed in the West Central Division MTNA Competition. Winning students are invited to compete at the MTNA National Conference in March. 

West Central Elementary Composition - 1 entry

  • Representative Emma Lu (MN) Sarah Miller


West Central Senior Composition - 5 entries

  • Honorable mention Ashton Volkmann (MN) Jon Naatjes


West Central Senior Performance String - 7 entries

  • Winner Vladimir Tsiper (MN) Violin Lucinda Marvin


November 28, 2022

2022-2023 MTNA State Performance Competition State Winners

Below is the list of winners in the Minnesota state level of the 2022-2023 MTNA Performance Competition.  Winners will compete in a virtual reginal-level competition in January.

Junior Performance - Piano

  • Winner:  Ella Wan (teacher: Dr. Alexander Braginsky)
  • Alternate:  Edward Ojard (teacher: Dr. Diana Shapiro)
  • Honorable Mention:  Andre Peck (teacher: Dr. Joseph Zins)
  • Honorable Mention:  Gaia Daniel (teacher: Dr. Joseph Zins)

Junior Performance - String

September 13, 2022

Theory Thursdays 2022

Theory Thursdays will resume on September 29th with a 10 week look at the 2nd edition of Workbook 5.  Come and learn what's new in this updated Workbook.  Please note that class time has changed to 10:00am.  Classes will continue to be 20 minutes long, via Zoom.  If you would like to be on the email reminder list, please contact Rebekah Richards at rrichardspiano@gmail