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Interesting Articles Posted to Forums

09/30/2015

We have some thought-provoking articles posted to our new ASMTA forums. Two are in the Wellness Forum and one is in the Musicianship Forum.

Take a few minutes to read the articles and leave a comment on our website. We look forward to reading the stimulating conversation!

Lauren Schack Clark Named 2015 MTNA Foundation Fellow

02/06/2015

Congratulations to
Lauren Schack Clark
2015 MTNA Foundation Fellow

Please show your support to our fellow teacher by joining us at the ASMTA table at the Conference Gala at Rio Hotel in Las Vegas on March 23, 2015!

Photo of Lauren Schack ClarkLauren Schack Clark is Professor of Music, Director of Keyboard Studies, and Director of Graduate Studies at Arkansas State University.  She has performed as a soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the United States and Europe.  Solo performances have included recitals in Italy, at Berklee College of Music, Boston, and at Dickinson College, PA.  She will play a concert tour in China this year with violinist Sarah Jones-Hayes.  She has collaborated with faculty members of over 20 universities throughout the world, including Eastman School of Music and the University of Michigan, and with principal symphonic players from such ensembles as the Boston Symphony and Cincinnati Orchestra.  She has presented at the World Piano Conference and the MTNA National Conference.  Dr. Clark is very active in MTNA.  She is the South Central Division Competition Chair and Young Artist/Chamber Music Competition Coordinator for Arkansas. She was President of the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association from 2009-2011.  She holds a DMA is from Boston University, a Master's from Northwestern, a Graduate Diploma from the Longy School of Music, and a Bachelor’s from the Hartt School of Music.  Her principle piano teachers were Raymond Hanson, Eda Mazo-Shlyam, Deborah Sobol, and Thomas Stumpf, and her major pedagogy teachers were Frances Larimer and Elvina Pearce.  Dr. Clark has recorded on the Centaur, Vienna Modern Masters, Emeritus, and Mark Records labels, and her book, Keyboard Theory and Piano Technique, 2nded., is co-authored with Brian Henkelmann.

MTNA 2014 South Central Division Composition Winners

12/18/2014

Senior Category

Alexander Mueller
Robert Mueller, teacher 

Congratulations, Alexander!

In Memorium: Nancy Patterson Campbell

04/07/2014

Nancy Patterson Campbell

BORN: August 6, 1922
DIED: October 25, 2013
LOCATION: Austin, Texas
 

Mrs. Nancy Patterson Campbell, age 91, late of Magnolia, Arkansas, and widow of Dr. Robert Gordon Campbell, passed away quietly Friday, October 25, 2013 at her home in Austin, Texas. She is survived by her four children: daughter Shirley Campbell Gerber, and David Gerber of Austin, Texas; daughter Catherine Campbell Hill and husband Mark of Knoxville, Tennessee; son Gordon Brough Campbell and wife Jane of Honolulu, Hawaii; and daughter Helen Elizabeth (Betty) Campbell of Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was the proud grandmother of Christopher Howard, Kevin Gerber, Elisabeth Gerber, Matthew Paul Gerber, Laura Hill Davis and husband Shelton, Robert Hill and wife Emily, and Matthew Gordon Campbell, and great-grandchildren, Mariko Howard, John Howard, Christopher David Gerber, and Juliette Grace Davis. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, and sisters Evelyn Patterson Sachs and Shirley Patterson.

Born in Jonesboro, Arkansas on August 6, 1922 to Brough Patterson and Gertrude Kline Patterson, she was the youngest of three children. She attended Hendrix College in Conway, where she met her future husband, Bob Campbell. She was a graduate of Redlands College in Redlands, California and achieved her life's ambition in becoming a piano teacher, a calling that gave her great joy. Mrs. Campbell was a person of strong character and great compassion, with an inquiring mind and a lifelong interest in music and culture. She served as an officer in many music organizations during her career. She took great pleasure in the beauty of nature, and was an avid birdwatcher. She has been a member of St. James Episcopal Church since 1952, served on the Altar Guild and took part in the traditional soup luncheons. She said that her role as a loving mother and wife was the most important part of her life tasks.

A memorial service was held at St. James Episcopal Church in Magnolia on February 22.

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