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PAST PRESIDENTS

In January of 1954, Frances Clark and Louise Goss organized the first committee of music educators interested in founding a state chapter of MTNA. Frances Clark was the Founding President and Louise Goss chaired the first nominating committee. In the fall of 1954, the first elected president was installed at the first Conference. Listed below are the past presidents of NJMTA who have volunteered their time and their expertise on behalf of the music profession.

1954 – 1956

Hoyle Carpenter

1956 – 1958           

Eric Steiner

1958 – 1962

Thomas Kincaid

1962 – 1964

Dorothy Morse

1964 – 1968

Thomas Richner

1968 – 1970

Paul Keuter

1970 – 1972

Richard Chronister

1972 – 1974

Marge Ritchie

1974 – 1976

Joseph Prendergast

1976 – 1978

Mildred Savarese

1978 – 1980

Gus Ferri

1980 – 1984

Sam Holland

1984 – 1988

Lillian Livingston

1988 – 1992

Ingrid Clarfield

 

1992 – 1994           

Margaret Knight

1994 – 1996

Rachel Heard

1996 – 1998

Yining Wang

1998 – 2000

Julia Lam

2000 – 2002

Marianne Lauffer

2002 – 2003

Miriam Eley

2003 – 2005

Deborah Gers

2005 – 2007

Betty Stoloff

2007 – 2009

Lillian Livingston

2009 – 2011

Chiu-Ling Lin

2011 – 2013

Diane Hou

2013 – 2015

Wei-Yuh Christina Xie

2015 – 2017

Hendry Wijaya


NJMTA TEACHER OF THE YEAR

NJMTA has established a special award to recognize an outstanding teacher in teaching, character, and service, to be in line with MTNA’s Teacher of the Year Award to be given at the annual National Conference. Listed below are the recipients of this award.

2009 Ingrid Clarfield
2014 Ingrid Tang
2011 Chiu-Tze Lin
2015 Chiu-Ling Lin    
2012 Phyllis Lehrer
2016 Yining Wang 
2013 Lillian Livingston
2017 Yang Yi             

   


NJMTA Service Award

2009   Tomoko Harada 2014    Hwei-Lan Luo 
2010   Grace Chang 2015    Renae Block
2011   Christina Xie & Jessica Tsai 2016    Betty Stoloff
2012   Deborah Gers 2017    Marianne Lauffer              
2013   Margaret Knight    



                                                                                                  







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