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  • Saturday, September 16, 2017 4:23 AM | Renae Block (Administrator)

    Please note:  

    All Fall Competition winners' recitals will be held at the 

    Annual NJMTA State Conference

    November 18-19, 2017

    Hillman Hall - Cullen Center

    Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ

    Saturday, 11/18 - Composer Commission Competition and MTNA Competition winners

    Sunday, 11-19 - All NJMTA Young Musicians Competition winners

  • Thursday, June 01, 2017 3:19 PM | Emily Lau (Administrator)

    Dear NJMTA members,

    The music scores for the 2017 NJMTA Commissioned Composer Competition are now available for purchase. The composer this year is Jonathan Chapman Cook. He has created a piano solo piece at each elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels, as well as a chamber duo for piano and saxophone.

    See the website here for the composer's biography, sample pages of the music, online order form, and details for the fall competition.

    Please contact Emily Lau with any questions. Thank you!

    Emily Lau, chairperson

    NJMTA Commissioned Composer Competition

  • Monday, May 22, 2017 7:33 PM | Renae Block (Administrator)

    The NJMTA will hold its annual State Conference on November 18 and 19, 2017 at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. 

    At this time, the conference committee is seeking workshop proposals from interested members and colleagues.  If you have a topic of interest that you would like to present, please complete the online application found here.

    The deadline for applications is June 30, 2017. 

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Renae Block.

  • Tuesday, April 04, 2017 1:08 PM | Renae Block (Administrator)

    Dear Fellow NJMTA Members,


    As the New Jersey Arts Advocacy Chairperson and the President of New Jersey Music Teachers Association, we are writing to urge you to act on the budget cuts that are part of the proposed national budget. 


    As stated on the Arts Action Fund site (, the Trump Administration has now put out two proposals to cut the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).  For the current fiscal year, the Trump Administration would like Congress to immediately cut $15 million from the NEA and the NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) apiece. For next year, the Administration would like to fully terminate both of these two cultural agencies. 


    We know that all of us will suffer the consequences of these severe proposed budget cuts.


    The Americans for the Arts Action Fund provides a very clear and concise mode of action in response to the proposed budge cuts.  Please open this link ( follow the wonderful guidelines that are clearly stated in their Action Alert.  They have two appropriate Messages (Subject, Body, Signature) to send to your US Representative and to our US Senators.


    Thank you for your attention to this letter.  We hope that all of you will act and let our Congressional Representatives know that we oppose budget cuts to our culture.

    Betty Stoloff, Arts Advocacy Chair, NJMTA

    Hendry Wijaya, President, NJMTA

  • Thursday, January 12, 2017 10:14 AM | Renae Block (Administrator)


    MTNA Eastern Division Winners from New Jersey:


    Eastern Junior Composition
    Winner: Aadhitya Raam Ashok
    Student of Kaori Tanioka

    Eastern Junior Performance Piano
    Winner: Hans-Derek Yu
    Student of Veda Zuponcic

    Eastern Junior Performance Woodwind
    Winner: Joyce Eu (Flute)
    Student of Joseph Lu

    Eastern Senior Performance Piano
    Honorable Mention: Charlie Liu
    Student of Ingrid Clarfield

    Eastern Senior Performance Woodwind
    Alternate: Chenhang Zhang (Flute)
    Student of Amy Tu

    Eastern Senior Piano Duet
    Winner: Jeffrey Koc & Jake Cheng
    Students of Julia Lam

    Eastern Young Artist Performance Piano
    Honorable Mention: Stanley DeLage
    Student of Veda Zuponcic

    Eastern Young Artist Performance Voice
    Winner: Shanley Horvitz (Soprano)
    Student of Gabrielle Horvitz & Luis Ledesma

    Eastern Young Artist Performance Woodwind Honorable Mention: Thomas Kurtz (Saxophone)
    Student of Stacy Wilson

  • Monday, November 07, 2016 7:41 AM | Wei-Yuh Xie

                                       Student           Age                   Teacher                    

    Master      Selected - William Chen, age 13               Michael Thomopoulos     

    Class         Ballade No. 1 in G Minor by Frederic Chopin

                      Selected - Meghan Jin, age 14                   Gloria Chu

                      Humoresque, Op. 10, No. 5 by Sergei Rachmaninoff 


                      Selected - Sharon Jin, age 16                      Ingrid Clarfield  

                      Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 28 by Sergei Prokofiev

                      Selected - Cristina Loscutova, collegiate    Veda Zuponcic  

                      Chaconne, Andante maestoso by Sofia Gubaidulina 

                      Alternate - Aaron Fagerstrom, collegiate    Veda Zuponcic 

                      Alternate - Vivian Xu, age 17                      Ingrid Clarfield

  • Monday, November 07, 2016 12:01 AM | Wei-Yuh Xie

    2016 Young Musicians Competition Winners - Piano

    Hwei-Lan Luo, Chairperson

    Kyu-Jung Rhee, Master Class Chairperson 

    (Third prizewinners, honorable mention (HM) recipients, and students selected for the Master Class are listed in alphabetical order according to their last names)

    Age        Prize          Student                                Teacher                         

    5              1st               Evelyn Liu                            Eunju Kim 

                   Les nuits Mystiques by Dennis Alexander

                   2nd              Stacey Jiang                         Elena Ryepkina 

                   3rd               Ada Li                                  Elena Ryepkina


     6            1st                  Averie Wu                           Yuhui Chloris Li 

                   Sonatina in G by L. V. Beethoven 

                   2nd                Parth Gupta                        Todd Simmons

                   3rd                 Kevin Chen                         Duojia Xiao


      7           1st                 Vivian H. Wei                      Stella Xu

                   Song of the Lark, Op. 39, No. 22 by P. Tchaikovsky 

                   2nd                Sophie Gang                        Stella Xu

                   3rd                Christina Wang                   Chiu-Ling Lin

                   HM            Cadence Ko                          Ruth Kotik

                   HM            Hannah Zou                         Yuhui Chloris Li



      8            1st                Helena Kim                         Mansoon Han Kim

                    Theme with Variations in C Major, Andante by Haydn

                    2nd            Hannah Kim                       Chiu-Tze Lin

                    3rd                Owen Smith                        Michael Thomopoulos

                    HM            Violet Kasm                        Ruth Kotik

                    HM            Gina Park                            Eunju Kim


      9             1st               Andrew Chen                     Stella Xu

                     Rondo on Argentine Children’s Folk Tune by Ginastera 

                     2nd              Taksh Gupta                       Ingrid Clarfield 

                     3rd               Anastasia Kudin                Veda Zuponcic 

                     HM           Kevin Jin                             Gloria Chu

                     HM           Effie Li                                 Yuhui Chloris Li

                     HM           Sarah Li                               Tomoko Harada

                     HM           Astra Phoon                        Michael Thomopoulos


     10            1st               Christopher Shin             Irina Nenartovich 

                     Sonata Op. 14, No. 2, 1st Mvt. By L. V. Beethoven 

                     2nd              Gracelynne Hao                Ingrid Clarfield 

                     3rd            Vienna Li                            Tomoko Harada

                     3rd               Christina Wang                 Stella Xu

                     HM           Chris Ji                               Emma Brailovsky 

                     HM           Sara Novo                          Michael Thomopoulos 


     11             1st               Amber Wang                  Ingrid Clarfield 

                      Sonata in Bb, Hob. XVI:41 – Allegro by Haydn            

                      2nd             Sophia Kim                     Mansoon Han Kim 

                      3rd           Audrey Gang                   Stella Xu

                      HM          Sabrina Lu                      Michael Thomopoulos 

                      HM          Andy Pei                          Wendy Wu


     12              1st             Max Wang                       Chiu-Tze Lin

                       Suite de Danzas Criollas, Op. 15 by Ginastera

                       2nd            Natalie Chow                   Stella Xu

                       3rd             Sammi Li                          Ingrid Clarfield 

                       3rd           Grace Wang                     Ingrid Clarfield 

                       3rd           Elizabeth Yang                Grace Junghee Yang

                       HM         Helen Liu                          Rita Shklar 

                       HM         John Zhang                      Veda Zuponcic

                       HM         Benjamin Zhao                Rita Shklar 


     13              1st             Emily Wang                    Stella Xu

                       Rondo in A Minor, Op. 59 by Kabalevsky 

                       2nd            Justin Zhong                   Stella Xu

                       3rd             Catherine Chu                Chiu-Tze Lin

                       3rd             Victoria G. Wei               Stella Xu 

                       HM         Jacqueline Chen             Ingrid Clarfield 

                       HM         Tiffany Fang                    Marina Young 

                       HM         Ethan Huang                   Yelena Mamonova


     14               1st            Hans Yu                          Veda Zuponcic 

                        Etude 13, L’escalier du diable by Ligeti

                        2nd           Tsan Kenneth He           Stella Xu

                        3rd          Joshua Baw                     Veda Zuponcic 

                        3rd            Meghan Jin                     Gloria Chu 

                        3rd            Leigh Wang                     Mansoon Han Kim

                        HM        Adam Deng                      Larissa Korkina 

                        HM        Iris Horng                        Veda Zuponcic 

                        HM        Lucy Zou                          Ryugin Mikuriya  


     15               1st           David Q. Zhu                  Stella Xu

                        Vivace from Sonata in D Minor, Op. 14 by Sergei Prokofiev

                        2nd          Kelsey Lee                       Beatrice Long  

                        3rd         David Jiang                     Stella Xu

                        3rd           James Yang                     Grace Junghee Yang

                        HM        Jasmine Chang              Chiu-Tze Lin

                        HM        Trinity Fan                      Tomoko Harada 


     16              1st          Charlie Liu                      Ingrid Clarfield 

                        Piano Sonata – I by Vine 

                        2nd           Grace Xiong                   Chiu-Tze Lin 

                        3rd            Alex Liu                          Veda Zuponcic

                        3rd          Evan Woo                       Stella Xu

                        HM        John Nguyen                  Stella Xu


     17               1st           Daniel Kim                        Veda Zuponcic 

                        Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Franz Liszt 

                        2nd          Madeline Wong                Tomoko Harada

                        3rd           Beatrice Liang-Gilman    Ingrid Clarfield 

                        HM        Vivian Xu                           Ingrid Clarfield 



                       1st           Richmond Denzel Garrick    Ingrid Clarfield 

                       Sonata, Op. 109, 1st and 2nd Mvts by L. V. Beethoven 

                       2nd          Aaron Fagerstrom                  Veda Zuponcic 

                       3rd         Gonzalo Aguilar                      Ingrid Clarfield 

                       HM        Qiuxu Chen                             Elena Ryepkina

                       HM        Alla Voloshchuk                     Veda Zuponcic

  • Sunday, November 06, 2016 11:36 PM | Yi Yang

    2016 Young Musicians Competition Result – Chinese Instruments

    Name Prize Age Group Teacher
    ZiRou Chen, guzheng, age 14 Second Place 11 - 14 Yang Yi
    Eileen Yang, guzheng, age 14 Third Place 11 - 14 Yang Yi
    Rachel Ngai, guzheng, age 12 Third Place 11 - 14 Yang Yi
    Dongfang Qu, guzheng, age 12 Honorable Mention 11 - 14 Yang Yi
    Brittany Deng, guzheng, age 11 Honorable Mention 11 - 14 Yang Yi
    Emily Yang, guzheng, age 15 First Place 15 - 17 Yang Yi
    Naitian Zhang, guzheng, age 16 Third Place 15 - 17 Yang Yi
    Sijin Li, Bonnie Hu, Sabrina Ngan,  First Place Ensemble Yang Yi
    Emily Yang, Naitian Zhang
    ZiRou Chen, Eileen Yang, Rachel Ngai,  Second Place Ensemble Yang Yi
    Dongfang Qu, Brittany Deng
    Christopher Lee, Amber Fei

  • Sunday, November 06, 2016 11:33 PM | Emily Lau (Administrator)

    2016 Composer Commission Competition Winners

    Ezra Donner, Composer

    Emily Lau, Chairperson

    Prize Teacher

    Beginner: piano solo
    A Breezy Day
    Annabelle Chow 1st Place Stella Xu
    Raymond Xu 2nd Place Chiu-Tze Lin
    Christina Wang 3rd Place Chiu-Ling Lin
    Elizabeth Huang Honorable Mention    Yuhui Chloris Li
    Kaitlin Wang Honorable Mention Marina Kreslin
    Hannah Zou Honorable Mention Yuhui Chloris Li

    Intermediate: piano solo
    Will-'O-the-Wisp Blues
    Sophie Zhang 1st Place Chiu-Ling Lin
    Geoffrey Li 2nd Place Stella Xu
    Michelle Ng 3rd Place Chiu-Tze Lin
    Daniel Yuan Honorable Mention Richard Woo
    Bridget Wang Honorable Mention Stella Xu

    Advanced: piano solo
    Underwater City
    Vishal Raman 1st Place Chiu-Ling Lin
    Melissa Cui 2nd Place Stella Xu
    Grace Huang 3rd Place Stella Xu
    Bryan Chan Honorable Mention Yuhui Chloris Li

    Duo: piano & cello
    Mia Huang
    & Richard Yuan
    1st Place Chiu-Tze Lin
    Charlene Peng
    & Trinity Fan
    2nd Place Tomoko Harada

  • Sunday, November 06, 2016 8:41 AM | Renae Block (Administrator)

    Teacher: Chiu-Ling Lin

    Teacher:  Tomoko Harada

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