MTNA Foundation Fellows
The Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Fellow program offers a meaningful method for honoring deserving individuals while supporting the efforts of the MTNA Foundation Fund through a donation to the Foundation Fund in an individual's name. Anyone can nominate and fund an MTNA Fellow. Each year, the ISMTA board nominates one fellow, and raises funds to fund that fellow.
To contribute to the MTNA Foundation Fund and help fund the ISMTA fellow, click the button below, check the box that reads "Foundation Fellow (enter name below)," and enter this year's fellow as the Fellow name.
For more information about the MTNA Foundation Fund, visit https://www.mtnafoundation.org/
2022 Foundation Fellow: Cathy Albergo
Cathy Albergo joined Florida Gulf Coast University in July 2012 as Director of the Bower School of Music and the Department of Theatre and Visual Art. She was formerly Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department at William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois.
Professor Albergo is a curricular specialist in piano pedagogy and group piano teaching and has contributed numerous articles to professional keyboard journals. She is co-author, with Reid Alexander, of the Piano Repertoire Guide published by Stipes Music Publishing Co. and is co-author, with Reid Alexander and Marvin Blickenstaff, of the Celebration Series Perspectives®, Handbook for Teachers published by Frederick Harris Music Co., Limited. In collaboration with J. Mitzi Kolar and Mark Mrozinksi, she co–authored the piano method Celebrate Piano!®, published by Frederick Harris Music Co., Limited.
With degrees from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Professor Albergo is a nationally recognized authority on piano instruction and a frequent lecturer, adjudicator and workshop clinician. In addition to her academic positions her leadership contributions include President of the Illinois State Music Teachers Association, Regional Chair of the National Association of Schools of Music, Membership Chair of the North Carolina Music Teachers Association and National Certification Chair of the Music Teachers National Association.
The following people have been designated MTNA Foundation Fellows in recognition of their extraordinary service to ISMTA:
|William Ronald YaDeau||2003|
|Frances H. Larimer||2006|
|Kenneth O. Drake||2008|
|Elvina Truman Pearce||2008|
|Mary Beth Molenaar||2010|
|Brenda L. Conroy||2011|
|Phyllis A. Hill||2012|
|Frances I. Onley||2012|
|Linda K. Barker||2014|
|Marlene S. Chatain||2014|