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.
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 2015 Chiu-Ling Lin; 2011 Chiu-Tze Lin 2016 Yining Wang 2012 Phyllis Lehrer 2017 Yang Yi 2013 Lillian Livingston 2018 Sondra Tammam 2014 Ingrid Tang
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